Chinese Herbal Therapy

What is Chinese herbal therapy?

Chinese herbal therapy is a major part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been used for centuries in China, where herbs are considered fundamental therapy for many acute and chronic conditions. Herbalists in our Chinese Herbal Therapy Clinic draw from “Materia Medica”, a traditional Chinese medicine text, that covers thousands of herbs, minerals and other extracts.

What conditions are best treated with Chinese herbal therapy?

Like acupuncture, Chinese herbs can address unhealthy body patterns that manifest in a variety of Chinese Herbssymptoms and complaints. Chinese herbal therapy aims to help you regain homeostasis, or balance, in your body and to strengthen your body’s resistance to disease.

Why herbal therapy?

Herbal therapy allows the practitioner to continue treatment beyond the treatment room. Herbal formulas are put together in much the same way an acupuncture treatment would be. Each herb is chosen for it’s particular properties just as each acupoint is chosen for for it’s particular benefit along with other points   One might say that an herbal formula is actually bolstering or continuing treatment every day.

Chinese herbs may be used to:

  • Decrease cold/flu symptoms
  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your breathing
  • Improve digestion
  • Improve your sleep
  • Decrease pain
  • Improve menopausal symptoms
  • Help regulate menstrual cycles if infertility is an issue

Chinese herbal therapy can also be a valuable additional therapy following cancer treatment to aid the body’s recovery from the after-effects of chemotherapy and/or radiation. Chinese herbs are useful in rehabilitation for other chronic diseases too.

We may recommend Chinese herbal therapy when:

  • You have multiple symptoms or they are hard to pinpoint
  • You’ve exhausted traditional medical options and nothing seems to help
  • You need therapy to counteract side effects of prescribed medication
  • You are interested in preventive treatment