Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine is founded on centuries of studying the effects of herbs, evolving from local folk remedies into a refined scholarly tradition used by emperors. Herbal Medicine is both an art and a science.

Herbal medicine may be used alone or with acupuncture as a complimentary therapy.

Over the past 2,000 years, Chinese herbology has evolved into an art form of its own. Ancient herbal information was gathered, compiled, formulated, tested and handed down from generation to generation. Today, practitioners of Chinese medicine continue to prescribe herbal formulas because they are a powerful therapeutic method.

A practitioner who makes use of herbs is familiar with most of the 400 herbs in the Chinese pharmacopia. All of these herbs are classified according to their energetic qualities, functions and different organs, meridians and disharmonies that they address.

Chinese herbal medicine can be used to expedite the healing process and strengthen, support or tonify the body. These formulas have the capacity to address the underlying root cause of various medical conditions, whether acute or chronic. When prescribed and used correctly, Chinese herbal formulas rarely cause unwarranted side-effects. Formulas can be prescribed in a number of ways: raw herbs that are boiled into a tea, liquid extracts, pills or powders.