Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine is an ancient system of medicine that dates back almost two thousand years. During the past two thousand years Chinese herbal medicine has gone through great development as it passed through the many governmental dynasties in China. Today it continues to grow and expand with new scientific research on the pharmacological effects of individual herbs.

Benefits of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal medicine takes into account a persons individual signs and symptoms to determine the best herbal formula for the treatment of the entire person as well as their disease. This specificity allows for optimal healing response and time with often zero side effects.

How are Chinese Herbs taken?
Patients are given options when it comes to the form of administration of the Chinese herbs. Depending on the type of disease being treated, the constitution of the individual person, and the persons lifestyle, formulas are prescribed in the form of tea pills, granules, capsules, and/or raw herb decoction(soup/tea).

Where do the herbs come from?
I use Chinese herbs that are from reputable herbal companies here in the United States. These companies use the highest quality Chinese herbs and preform thorough inspection of them before any sale. Here are websites of two herbal companies that I use when prescribing an herbal formula for patients:
www.kamwo.com
www.bluepoppy.com

Can Chinese herbs be taken with western medications?
Yes, Chinese herbs can be taken with western medications. Chinese herbs are frequently used in combination with western medications in China to more effectively eliminate disease. Chinese herbs can also help with lessening the side effects of western medications. There are some exceptions with combining the two. This is determined at the time of intake when reviewing the medications the patient is currently taking.

What are some diseases that Chinese herbs are used to treat?
Chinese herbal medicine can be used to treat many different diseases. Here are some examples where I have found the use of Chinese herbal remedies to be very effective:

Joint Pain, Arthritis, Migraines/Headaches, Tinnitus, Vertigo, Peripheral neuropathy, Constipation, Diarrhea, Sciatica, Low Back Pain, Infertility, Irregular Menstrual Cycles, Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression