Herbs

Chinese herbs - Many modern-day drugs are developed from these herbs. Most are usually used to help build and strengthen the body. Over three thousand herbs in use today have their history dating back at least 2,000 years.

What is involved in herbal treatment/therapy? 
Beyond understanding acupuncture, the public is now quite curious about the Chinese herbal aspect of Oriental medicine. Chinese herbal medicine consists mainly of vegetable sources, leaves, flowers, twigs, stems, roots, tubers, rhizomes, and bark.

 In addition, there are animal and mineral products used on occasion when necessary.  Most acupuncturists use herbal medicine in raw, powder, granules and pill form. Raw herbs take some cooking and may have a strong taste.

Herbal pills may be prescribed instead of raw herbs for less severe conditions. Likewise, herbal medicines are rapidly increasing in economic importance, with the U.S. claiming over $60 million in world market herbal sales, including raw materials.


What is involved in herbal treatment/therapy? In China, herbal medicine has traditionally been the most fundamental method of treatment. Medicinal herbal formulas are dispensed to each patient based upon the patient’s individual constitution and current medical condition. Unlike western herbs, Chinese herbs are used in very specific combinations, as opposed to singular herbs.

An herbal formula may be comprised of as many as 15 herbs, all having specific purposes within the formula. These herbal formulas, like acupuncture, work to unlock the qi, to nourish, and to repair organs.