Chinese herbal medicine is a major component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Herbal Therapy uses plants and medicinal herbs to help prevent and treat disease and focuses on nourishing the body to restore the balance of energy to mind, body, and spirit. This practice promotes health and offers an alternative to prescription drugs.
In China, there are over 3,200 herbs, 300 mineral and animal extracts, and over 400 formulas used. Herbal formulations may consist of 4 to 12 different ingredients, to be taken in the form of teas, powders, pills, tinctures, or syrups.
Chinese herbal remedies are made up of one or two herbs that are said to have the greatest effect on major aspects of the problem being treated. The other herbs in the formula treat minor aspects of the problem, direct the formula to specific parts of the body, and help the other herbs work more efficiently.
Before choosing a mixture of herbs for a patient, the traditional Chinese practitioner will typically ask about symptoms and examine the patient, often focusing on the skin, hair, tongue, eyes, pulses, and voice, in order to detect imbalances in the body.
At AcuTherapy Healing Center we offer not only Traditional Chinese herbal formulas but also Western herbal formulas and customized herbal tinctures (liquids). All of our herbal products are professional-grade and of the highest quality.