Benefits: Your herbalist holds a national Board Certification in Chinese Herbology with the education, training and expertise to analyze interactions, contraindications and benefits based on your individual situation. Unlike Western medications with a “one size fits all” approach, the benefit of herbal medicine is the ability to customize the most appropriate combinations and formulas to fit your needs.
Conditions Treated: Herbal medicine can be an effective and powerful solution for anything from the common cold to stress, depression or anxiety, sleep disorders, allergies, skin conditions, fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, edema, weight loss, gynecological issues, menopause and infertility.
According to Eastern medicine, all symptoms or “disease” are a result of an imbalance within the organ systems and meridians. Chinese herbal medicine therefore seeks not only to treat a specific symptom or disease, but to treat the root cause and to identify and rectify the disharmony.
The Process: Your herbalist will conduct a thorough intake to review all organ systems of the body in order to see where there are imbalances that may contribute to your symptoms. After careful consideration, he or she will recommend a treatment plan with a prescription of the appropriate combination of herbs or formulas to correct and offset the imbalances.
It is important to remember that although you may have positive effects with a particular herbal formula, you should NOT continue to take an herbal formula long-term without consulting with your herbalist. By design, an herbal formula is meant to correct an imbalance. Once corrected the herbal formula may no longer be appropriate for you – as internal conditions change, the herbal prescription will need to be updated and adjusted accordingly.