Acupuncture treatments are enhanced with the combination of Chinese herbs. Like acupuncture,
herbal formulas treat a wide variety of symptoms while stimulating the body's natural healing process.
Texts of Chinese Herbal Medicine date to around 100 BC. Chinese Herbs are used to strengthen a weak
immune system, to treat and prevent illness, to alleviate pain, and to balance the body.
Herbs are dispensed in two ways - through patent medicines and herbal extracts, and are prescribed by
Acupuncturists licensed in Chinese Herbal Medicine. Patent medicines are taken in the form of small
pills, and herbal extracts are combined into a formula designed by the Acupuncturist and taken with
warm water in the form of a tea.
Along with dietary recommendations, herbal medicine can successfully treat digestive issues, body
pains and body regulatory systems.
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