Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is an ancient, highly elaborate system of natural healing that has been used by billions of people for all kinds of health conditions. It works on the biochemical and internal level of the body and is therefore a great compliment to the physical and energetic bodywork of acupuncture. Our clinic designs and customizes herbal formulas that are specific for your body’s needs and ailments. Chinese herbal medicine is all natural and therefore, typically, has zero side effects. It is a great alternative to using certain western medications. Customized formulas come in two different forms, which the client can choose from: granules or the whole herbs. Granules are pre-powdered and very convenient to store and use. Clients mix the powder in warm water until it dissolves and drink it as a tea (or shoot it down with a juice chaser if they can’t tolerate the taste). Whole herbs are cooked on the stove at home, using a very easy process, and then stored in the refrigerator. Typically, 8oz are heated up and drank at a time. Whole herbs take a little more time to cook but they offer more nutrients compared to the granules. For more information about having a custom herbal formula built, either schedule an acupuncture appointment online today (designing an herbal formula is included in the price of acupuncture) or give us a call!