What is Herbal Medicine?
Chinese herbal formulas have been used for more than 2,000 years and uses combinations of plants and minerals to help stimulate the body’s innate healing mechanism. Most formulas consist of a few to multiple different herbs chosen to complement or support the overall goal of the formula. Formulas can treat a wide variety of symptoms while stimulating the body’s natural healing process.
Herbal prescriptions are typically taken daily and are most often combined with regular acupuncture. Herbal medicines may be taken as teas, pills, capsules, granules, or tinctures depending on the patient. Chinese herbal medicine is generally safe and effective when prescribed by a qualified practitioner of Chinese medicine.