Chinese herbal prescriptions are the precursors to western pharmaceuticals. Made from organic substances including plants, animals and minerals, they have been proven safe for use for thousands of years. Because they are organic in nature and not synthetic or chemical, patients rarely experience side effects.
When prescribed, Chinese herbal prescriptions are aimed at a diagnosed pattern and are specific to each patient. Like western medicines, herbal medicines can have a profound effect on healing our ailments, but unlike western medicines, Chinese herbal prescriptions rarely have side-effects.
In the United States, Chinese herbal medicines are readily available from your acupuncturist in raw form, pre-made teas, granule or powder form, tincture and as pills. All Chinese herbal medicines should be prescribed by a Board Certified Chinese herbalist.