WHAT ARE HERBAL PRESCRIPTIONS?
Chinese herbalism, the use of plant, animal and mineral parts for healing, dates back thousands of years to ancient China where herbs were used to address a wide range of diseases and disorders.
Chinese herbs are often used in conjunction with acupuncture for added therapeutic effect. While many cultures have herbal medicine traditions, the sophistication of Chinese herbal medicine is unsurpassed. Chinese herbal medicine has a long history reaching back several thousand years, and the resulting system is now used to treat everything from the common cold to certain types of cancer.
Chinese herbology is commonly applied with acupuncture sessions. Commonly patients receive acupuncture without herbology, less common patients receive herbs without acupuncture. This provides a great way to treat those patients that are needle phobic.