The use of herbs is the main
form of treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine. For over thousands of years,
Chinese doctors have perfected a comprehensive system for diagnosing health
problems and treating them using a complex formula of herbs, selected from a
possible 500 or more herbs, each of which has its own function, and also
different functions when used in combination with other herbs. A typical herbal
formula will usually contain up to 15 herbs. Herbs are given as pills, powders,
or raw herbs to be cooked into a tea and drank. Prior to developing an herbal
formula, a Chinese diagnosis is first obtained using the pulses, tongue,
palpation and symptoms to determine the exact herbal combination for you.
Like acupuncture, these herbs balance the systems of the body and mind,
regulating the functioning of the internal organs, clearing blockages in the
flow of Qi and other vital substances. They also strengthen any deficiencies
and expel any excessive factors. They treat the body and mind as a whole, going
to the root of the problem as well as relieving the symptoms. They stimulate
the bodys own healing process and bring about a deep re-balancing of the
system so as to carry out a long term cure and increase the bodys
resistance to further problems in the future.
Almost any condition can benefit from taking Chinese herbs and a very wide
range of conditions can be treated with high effectiveness, including:
Skin - eczema, psoriasis, acne, etc.
arthritis, back and neck pain, joint pain, muscle pain, fractures, post
surgical, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
Women - PMS, painful and
irregular periods, infertility, menopause, post-partum, urinary problems, etc.
Men - prostrate problems, impotence, urinary problems, etc.
Digestive - constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel problems,
Internal - heart and circulation problems, stroke,
diabetes, hypoglycemia, asthma, chronic bronchitis, auto-immune diseases,
hearing loss, eye problems, hemorrhoids, skin diseases, etc.
Allergies - hay fever, sinusitis, etc.
- smoking, alcohol, food, etc. Acute conditions - common cold, cough, sinus
infection, bronchitis, conjunctivitis, etc.
Childhood diseases -
colic, allergies, asthma, diarrhea, constipation, chronic ear infections,
chronic sinus infections, insomnia, etc.
OtherIf there is a
specific condition that is not listed here, please feel free to ask us about
When properly given, and taken by the patient, Chinese Herbal
Medicine is extremely safe. In addition to my extensive herbal studies and
training, I have also been trained in herbal interactions and precautions with
Western medicines. I use only high quality dried herbs imported directly from
China and manufactured by companies that meet GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)
standards. I use no herbal medicines that contain heavy metals, endangered
species, or other unknown ingredients.