Herbal prescriptions are the natural pharmaceuticals of Traditional Chinese Medicine. However, while pharmaceuticals are made from an isolated active chemical component, herbal medicine uses the entire flower, root, seed, bark, husk, shell, etc. for its preparations, thus avoiding the side effects due to refining isolates from substances for pharmaceuticals.
THE HEALING SCIENCE OF NATURE
With more than 400 plant, animal, and mineral sources in the herbal pharmacopeia, Chinese medicine physicians have carefully documented the properties and actions of each over millenia, in effective, highly prized combinations called "formulas" which treat hundreds of conditions from stomach ache to UTIs to insomnia and more. The formulas are built from combinations of herbs which work together to address your symptoms as well as the the root problem, and to check and balance each other's effects in the body, thus diminishing any side effects.
DO THEY TASTE BAD?
Though the most effective way to take herbs is to boil and strain the actual dried and pressed substances, most clinics today, including ours, offer a combination of herbal formulae in pill form. These "patent medicines" treat the more generic complaints and work quite well for colds and flu, cough, PMS, allergies, menstrual fatigue, hot flashes, stress, anxiety, and indigestion just to name a few. If you have a more complex condition than the pills can address, Barbara may design a custom formula for you using her raw herb powders. She consistently prepares prescription formulas that resolve migraines, stubborn hot flashes, insomnia, tinnitus and digestive issues.
As a licensed herbalist, Barbara knows the potential interactions of herbs with various pharmaceuticals and will discuss these with you as they apply to your RX.
FEATURING MAYWAY©, EVERGREEN©, E-FONG© & KANGJIA© HERBS
All herbs used in this office are grown, gathered, processed, packaged and exported by reputable suppliers under strict regulations using Global Manufacturing Processes (GMP). They are inspected and approved by the FDA for contaminants and pollutants.