Chinese herbal medicine, like acupuncture, is an energetic medicine. It does not work chemically in the body as western medicine does. The plants are used in their whole form, so the active constituents are minute and their energetics are strong. Taking herbs is a subtle, nuanced and beautiful way to have a treatment at home, every day and is used in conjunction with regular acupuncture to synergistically treat the root cause of the imbalance. Chinese Herbal Medicine can also be a very effective compliment to Western medications to support a person’s overall wellbeing.

Like a recipe passed down through generations, herbal formulas combine individual herbs that enhance and balance one another to produce a more powerful effect. As a result, it is not uncommon for a single formula to treat seemingly unrelated symptoms and support an individual on multiple levels–from the physical to mental and emotional.