They balance each other
and treat the body from two sides of the spectrum. Although, it is common
to only receive Acupuncture treatments or to only take Herbal
Medicine, the combination of both is outstanding.
After an in depth consultation, a combination of Herbs will be
chosen to create a formula. Each formula can consist of anywhere from 5 to
15 different herbs that work together synergistically. We almost always
combine herbs, instead of using only one or two individual herbs. Each
herb has several indications, by using combinations, we can guide the
formula to different organ systems and to focus on different symptoms.
Herbs are chosen carefully and formulas are administered to each client
according to symptom and the individual’s body constitution.
Many positive aspects and benefits of takingHerbal Medicine
Firstly, there are many different herbs to choose from. The traditional
Materia Medica(medical material) lists approximately 750 Asian herbs.
These herbs have been used for thousands of years. Recently, in the
American market, there have been positive and sometimes negative press on Herbs. If there is a concern at all of a specific herb, there is
no need to use that one, there are so many herbs available that another
can be found that can create the same effect.
Another positive aspect in Herbalism, is that it is very difficult to build up immunity to
them, where in Western Medicine increasing your dosage of a medication is
commonplace, it is not common in Asian Medicine. As you change, your
formula changes, by modifying (taking an herb out or adding another) your
formula’s compound changes, so your body doesn’t continuously recognize
the same substance and start building immunity to it.
And although Traditional Western medication works very quickly it can
usually only mask a symptom, Herbal Medicine treats the source of
the problem and most times can cure it.
And, lastly, Herbs does not have to be administered for years or
for life. Just long enough for the body to make the shift that is
necessary to alleviate symptoms.
Please keep in mind, each formula is tailored made for each individual, so
sharing of your Herbal formula is not recommended. And remember,
self medicating with Herbs can cause undesirable effects, always
work with a trained herbalist.
If you are looking for a more natural and gentle approach to health - then
herbal medicine could be for you. Herbal medicine is a unique therapy that
encourages the body to regain its natural health and balance by using
herbal blends specifically tailored for each patient. Its aim is to give
you symptomatic relief, address any underlying issues and promote lasting
health benefits. This is based on viewing you as an individual, not just a
set of symptoms and looking in-depth at your specific health needs.
Please do not hesitate to
Contact Us for
further details. We can help you determine the best treatment of Herbal