Chinese Herbal medicine is derived from over 450 ancient herbs, that work alone or in combination to encourage the body’s restoration to natural balance.
Chinese herbs are a great option to be used alone or in combination with acupuncture. Herbs may extend the effects of your acupuncture treatment especially for those with an acute condition that needs multiple treatments each week. They are usually prescribed as either herbal pills, capsules or tablets, or as a granulated extract to be dissolved in hot water.
I will prescribe a Chinese herbal formula specifically formulated for your own condition. The formula is also adjusted and modified during the recovery period until the desired health outcome is achieved.
It is possible to safely add herbal medicines to your existing medications, and in fact a lot of the time we recommend herbal medicine to assist with managing side effects of medication, or to address other health concerns. Your practitioner knows how to avoid negative interactions between herbal medicines and pharmaceuticals – please make sure you tell your practitioner about all medications that you are taking so that any herbal medicine can be safely added to your treatment.