Herbal medicine itself is a powerful method of healing: however, herbal medicine can and is often used to enhance the effects of acupuncture treatment.
As implied, herbs are all natural and come from living matter. Herbs are most often given in combinations and formulas deigned for each individual person.
Traditional drugs often control symptoms but do not alter the disease process (antibiotics eliminate bacteria but do not improve a person’s resistance to infection)
Chinese herbs treat the underlying condition and resolve the symptom. Herbs rarely cause unwanted side effects.
Chinese Herbs Can be effective in treating the following:
Menopause/ PMS anxiety/ hormonal imbalances
insomnia/ irritable bowel syndrome
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do all the herbs come from China?
A: The Chinese adopted and incorporated herbs from all over the world. 15% to 20% of the 500 ingredients considered standard originated from outside of China. What makes them “Chinese herbs” is that they are prescribed according to Chinese medical theory.
Q: How are Chinese herbal medicines taken?
A: They can be taken in several forms: liquid, pills, tinctures and powdered extracts.
Q: Do Chinese herbal medicines have side effects?
A: Most of the components of Chinese herbal medicine have a very low toxicity compared to common, over-the-counter Western drugs. When prescribed correctly, they should have few, if any, side effects, only beneficial healing results.
Q: Can pregnant women take Chinese herbs?
A: A professional TCM practitioner such as Brian Whidden can write herbal prescriptions that are appropriate for pregnant and lactating mothers
Q: Can children take Chinese herbs?
A: Yes, children can be given certain herbs in reduced doses.
Q: How long does it take to see results with Chinese herbal medicine?
A: In acute conditions, results may occur in a matter of minutes. In chronic conditions, some results should be seen within two weeks.