Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is one of the great herbal systems of the world and is based on centuries of clinical trial and error. The first documented text was compiled in the second century A.D. Herbal medicine is a major part of treatment in China and is incorporated into the State Hospital system alongside modern western treatments. The translated body of modern scientific research on these herbal substances continues to grow as the western public’s interest in alterative medicine also grows. In Chinese Herbal Medicine herbs are prescribed in combinations, or formulas, and are rarely given individually. Combining herbs into a complete formula is an art as well as a science. I use many powerful and well-tested formulas that have been passed down through the centuries and that are still relevant today. These formulas are then personalized to you, your lifestyle and our modern environment.
Chinese medicine goes further than just addressing illness. It has a strong component of enhancing health and strengthening the body’s energy. For my patients interested in preventative medicine Chinese herbs and acupuncture are a great resource as the diagnostics used to prescribe them are based on the detection of imbalances, which are possible to see before the state of illness arrives.