Chinese Herbal Medicines
Chinese Herbal Medicines (CHM) enhance the ancient practice of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Early human being’s survival depended on their knowledge of their environment, and through these experiences were taught which plants were toxic, which ones imparted strength, and which ones could sustain life. Most importantly these people discovered which plants had special healing qualities. These discoveries were then passed along thousands of years, which brought about the evolution of herbal formulations.
Unlike Western Pharmaceuticals that are meant for one disease in 100 different people, CHM's allow for complete customization dependent upon a patient's true needs. Because we believe in holistic healing, every formula is designed to relieve all symptoms a patient is suffering from, without side effects causing more or new symptoms.
These effective formulas have been used in the treatment of:
- Insomnia and Fatigue
- Loss of Appetite and Common Digestive Disorders
- Constipation and Diarrhea
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Common Cold and Influenza
- Chronic Headaches
- Skin Disorders
- Fluid Retention
- Anxiety, Depression, and Stress
- Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis
- Premenstrual Syndrome and Painful Menstruation
- Excessive Menstruation
- Impotence and Prostate Disorders
There are several ways in which a patient can take CHM's.
Raw Herbal Teas
Raw Herbs can be a fun and exciting way to take part in your healing process. You will receive a package of raw herbs from your practitioner with a guided list of instructions on how to make your Herbal Tea.
Powdered Herbal Teas
Powdered Herbal Teas are an easy and effective way at taking your herbs. Simply combine your powdered herbs in hot water and stir! It's that simple!
Chinese patent medicines are extracted condensed pills called "tea-pills". Tea-pills are generally small, spherical, and black in appearance, almost like a black pearl. They are called teapills because originally the herbs were cooked in an herbal tea and then made into a pill form. Today tea-pills are created from herbs extracted in stainless steel extractors to create either a water decoction or water-alcohol decoction, depending on the herbs used.
There are also pressed powdered forms of patent medicines, which are exactly what they sound like. The powdered form of an herb pressed together by a machine and held together with either honey or water.