Herbal medicine is equally important as acupuncture and in many cases, such as management of menopausal symptoms, can be the more important modality of the two. Chinese herbal medicine utilizes hundreds of herbs, including some as familiar as turmeric root, honeysuckle or chrysanthemum flower. Herbal medicine is prescribed in formulas and can be taken in pill or granule form or even applied externally in cases of trauma, skin disorders or facial rejuvenation treatment. Herbal medicine is powerful medicine and can treat complaints as serious as insomnia, arthritis, hot flashes and IBS.
An herbal consultation will involve a full discussion of your chief complaint, any other relevant health issues such as high blood pressure or cholesterol, a review of current medications and supplements and a medical history including body systems. This appointment can be done in person or over the phone and can take up to 60 minutes.