Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs are often used in conjunction with acupuncture for added therapeutic effect. While many cultures have herbal medicine traditions, the sophistication of Chinese herbal medicine is unsurpassed. Chinese herbal medicine has a long history reaching back several thousand years, and the resulting system is now used to treat everything from the common cold to symptoms associated with cancer.

Together we can tailor a course of treatment
to meet your unique health needs.

There are thousands of herbs in the Chinese materia medica, of which about 300 are commonly used. You will generally receive a mixture of several different herbs in a formula that has been tailored to your condition. Chinese herbs are extremely effective and normally have only mild side effects, however it is very important to tell me about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking so that we can avoid any unwanted interactions with your formula.

I was trained clinically in the use of raw herbs, which need to be prepared into a decoction by repeated boiling of the herbs with water.  These decoctions are time-consuming to prepare and really stink up your house!  Because of these two factors, my experience early on as a practitioner was that few people are truly motivated enough to prepare and use formulas comprised of raw herbs.  Therefore, if someone wants to incorporate herbal medicine into their treatment (and I do advocate that especially with womens-health issues), I will prescribe a formula that is powdered (add hot water to make a tea) or made into tablets.  Because the tablets are made primarily of raw herbal ingredients, between 9 and 15 tablets a day may be prescribed and may need to be consumed for months, so utilizing herbal medicine is for the truly-motivated client, as most people really don't like to take pills either!

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