Chinese herbal medicine is a separate field of care and can be used just by itself.
In our clinic we happen to have a number of clients, who come to get the benefits of Chinese herbal prescriptions only.
During herbal consultations clients present their health concerns and their medical history, and then the pulses are taken and the tongue image is observed. We make inquiries regarding the clients' lifestyle and diet, and anything else, that could have connection to the presented conditions.
After the diagnosis has been made, we like to take some time to think about the best choice of herbs and their combination. In Chinese medicine not only the herbs themselves, but also their combinations and amount of each herb in a combination play a crucial role in the effectiveness of prescription.
When the prescription is ready, clients have it delivered or have it ready for pick up from a respected Chinese pharmacy, we have been working with for many years.
Depending on personal preferences, some clients like to have raw herbs, others prefer pills. Raw herbs are considered better in Chinese medicine because even taste and smell have therapeutic effects according to Chinese medical theory. Raw herbs need to be boiled for about 3 hours on a slow fire, strained and drunk as prescribed. Pills, on the other hand, are much easier to handle and much easier to take.
Chinese herbs help with dermatological conditions, infections, cold and flu, diabetes, high blood pressure to name a few.
Sometimes herbal prescriptions are used together with acupuncture, if clients live far away and can not make frequent trips to the clinic. Also, Chinese herbs might be a more affordable way of treatment, since one herbal prescription lasts for 6 weeks and it might resolve the problem completely.