Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is often used in conjunction with acupuncture for added therapeutic effect. While many cultures have herbal medicine traditions, the sophistication of Chinese herbal medicine is unsurpassed. Chinese herbal medicine has a long history reaching back several thousand years, and the resulting system is now used to treat everything from the common cold to enhancing fertility and treating chronic health conditions.

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Herbal medicine is an integral component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is also one of the oldest and most popular forms of health care. The term "herbal medicine" refers to the use of a plant's seed, berries, roots, leaves, bark or flowers for medicinal purposes. While the scientific study of herbs in the United States began just over two centuries ago, herbs and botanicals have been used to treat a wide range of health problems in Asia for thousands of years.

When used to facilitate healing in chronic, ongoing problems, herbal medicine has a great deal to offer. Studies have shown that herbal products can treat a variety of conditions, including colds, digestive disorders, insomnia, headaches, arthritis, skin disorders, asthma, and a host of other problems more effectively and safely than with pharmaceuticals.

In the course of your treatment herbal remedies may be prescribed. They may be dispensed as raw herbs or in pills, capsules, or tinctures. Most herbal formulas can treat a wide variety of symptoms while stimulating the body's natural healing process. Acupuncturists are the only licensed health care professionals in California who are required to be trained and tested for competency in prescribing herbal medicine. Chinese herbal medicine has been practiced safely and effectively for centuries and has the greatest potential for beneficial results when prescribed by a trained professional who recognizes both the benefits and risks.

Herb quality is important to us and we only source our herbs from reliable companies whose quality we trust. Our herbs are tested for impurities, pesticides and heavy metals. Our suppliers control the processing of the herbs from planting to harvesting and processing to ensure top quality and efficacy.

Why We Use MediHerb® Herbal Formulas

We also heavily rely on herbal solutions from MediHerb® due to their outstanding quality and efficacy. MediHerb®, an Australian company, is a leader in researching and manufacturing of herbal products for health care professionals globally. This video does a great job describing why we trust MediHerb®.

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