Acupuncure and Herbal medicine are consisted of two main branches of Oriental Medicine, and generally they have synergetic effect.
Orietal herbal mediine as an organized and documented system of healing is dated back to 200 B.C. ~ 100 A. D. and is still widely practiced today. It is a thoroughly developed and perhaps the most well-established and comprehensive system of herbal medicine in the world today.
Our clinic dispenses herbal medicine in granule, capsule, pill, and liquid form.
What are the sources of herbs?
Oriental herbal system comprises of herbs sourced from plants, animals,and
minerals, with plant herbs make up the largest portion.
Is it sale to take herbs if a person is on prescription medications?
For many millenia, herbal medicine is an important and indispensable component of Oriental medicine. Many oriental herbs are safe even for long term use. Many of them have no adverse indications to western medications. Some herbs have synergetic effect or adverse effect to western medicine, but our acupuncturist adjust the dosage or formula to suit patient's needs and situation.
Do herbs have side effect?
Most herbs that we prescribe are safe and have no side effects. Some herbs may cause momentary discomfort in some people depending on the people's constitution, such as slight headache or dizziness in the initial 1-3 days of taking the herbs. Once your body adjust to the herbs, the discomfort goes away. You don't need to be alarmed since it is a part of healing process.
For how long are patients required to take herbs?
It depends on the condition being treated. Acute condition requires less time on herbs. Chronic conditions often involve constitutional deficiencies and thus require a longer period of herbal therapy, can range from 6 months to one year or more.