Chinese Herbal Medicine
At Elements Acupuncture we welcome an integrative approach and we will be glad to work with your current medical providers or assist you with any referrals you may require.
Chinese Herbal Medicine, taken in the form of pills or individually mixed powders or tinctures can support and enhance the effects of all other Oriental Medicine techniques, providing you with holistic support even between visits for regular acupuncture or other treatment.
Herbology is one of the more important modalities utilized in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Each herbal medicine prescription is tailored to the individual patient. One batch of herbs is typically simmered twice over the course of one hour before being condensed into a powder or tincture, ready for you to take home.
A key to success in TCM is the treatment of each patient as an individual. The practitioner usually designs a remedy using one or two main ingredients that target the illness. Then the practitioner adds other ingredients to adjust the formula to the patient's underlying constitution.
Your prescription may be mixed at the office or ordered pre-mixed from the herbal supplier.