Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine represents one of the main methods of treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Many of the herbs in the vast TCM materia medica have been used for thousands of years.  It is not only their individual properties that are of great importance but also how they combine with one another in a wide array of formulas.  In fact it is quite rare to use an herb alone in TCM.  Instead, an experienced herbalist will combine the foundational knowledge of syndrome diagnosis, classic formulas, as well as the particular manifestations of each individual patient, to come up with a customized formula.

This form of herbal medicine not only looks at the presenting symptoms that may be causing discomfort or concern, but the greater pattern from which these various symptoms emerge. That is why a headache, for example, can be treated with vastly different herbal combinations from one patient to another, and also why it is vitally important to avoid self prescribing herbs.  After completing a thorough health assessment, we will prescribe a formula tailored to your specific needs.

Because TCM focuses on balance within the body as a whole, the herbal formulas work to return homeostasis and therefore help promote a strong constitution with increased resistance to disease, greater vitality, enhanced energy and general well being.

The herbs come in various formats including; dried raw herbs, powders, granules, tinctures, tablets and lotions. After completing a thorough health assessment, we will prescribe a formula tailored to your specific needs.

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