CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
What is Herbal Medicine?
Herbal Medicine has been used for the treatment of illness and symptomatic care, in the optimization of health and prevention of disease. Used as a standalone therapy or as a potent adjunct to acupuncture treatment, Herbal Medicine can be used to strengthen, build and support the body or to treat acute conditions such as cold, fever and pain. There are over 6,000 medicinal substances (plant, animal, and mineral substances). A formula will be prescribed with consideration of the traditional use, dose, client preferences, contraindications and potential drug interactions with conventional medicine in mind.
Who Can Take Chinese Herbal Medicine?
Chinese Herbal Medicine can be used by people of any age or constitution. Mary will take any previous or current illness or medication into consideration before prescribing herbs for you. With appropriate adjustments for dosage and provisions for the individual, children and pregnant women can be safely and effectively treated with Herbal Medicine.
Is Herbal Medicine Safe?
Mary only sources herbs of the highest quality, purity and safety. She sources granular (powder) or capsule formulations which are easier on the palate and ensure higher patient compliance. Products are sourced from eco-sensitive farmers and are routinely tested for soil and water quality and safety. They are rigorously tested for pesticides, heavy metals, fungus, mold and bacteria and do not include any endangered animals or protected species. Vegan and Vegetarian alternatives are available. They do not contain any harsh chemicals, alcohol or preservatives. All Herbal Medicine is FDA approved.
The Prescription/ Formula
Herbal Medicine can be prescribed to treat a particular concern or symptoms or it may address number of symptoms. The formula will often be modified to reflect changes and improvements in your condition or target new concerns. The formula is a combination of individual herbs that will be synergistic (enhance therapeutic effect) and minimize the occurrence of side effects.
How Long Will I Need to Take Herbal Medicine?
Depending on the condition being treated, Mary may prescribe Herbal Medicine for a short time frame (a few days to a week) or a longer period of time (a few months).