Herbs and Supplements

Herbal medicine is by itself a powerful method of healing. Western drugs are usually used to control symptoms but do not alter the disease process. For example: antibiotics kill bacteria but do not improve a person’s resistance to infection; diuretics drain excess fluid from the body but do not improve the kidney function. Chinese herbs can also rid the body of disease. In addition, they nourish and balance the body in very specific ways, thereby improving organ function and building up a person’s constitution and immune system.

Chinese herbs are traditionally given as a very strong tea. The acupuncturist will give the patient several bags of herbs. Each bag contains a formula of about 12 or so raw herbs that has been prepared specifically for the patient and his or her condition. The patient then prepares the herbs at home by boiling them in water for about a half an hour. The benefit of this method is that the formula can be customized to the patient’s particular condition. The acupuncturist may prescribe herbal pills, powders or tinctures instead because these are more convenient. However, the raw herbs are usually stronger and always more adaptable.

As an added benefit of our practice you can get a 5% discount on any products you purchase from Emerson Ecologics, a distributor of a wide variety of supplements and other health related products that we do not carry.  To get the discount you will need to set up an account at EmersonEcologics.com using this link.

http://www.emersonecologics.com/ 

using the password ZHISHI

http://immrama.org

Once you have established your account you will be able to purchase almost any product they carry and have it shipped directly to you.

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