"Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food." -Hippocrates

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Plants have been used as medicine in every culture since ancient times. Thousands of years of medical practices have identified specific plants that effect particular systems and conditions. A Medicinal Herb is a plant or food that is known to offer a specific therapeautic or physiological effect. 

Many of the common, chronic, degenerative diseases for which our center offers herbal medicinal treatments include high cholesterol, fibromylagia, lyme disease, thyroid disorders, hormonal imbalances, menopause and premenstrual syndrome. 

Herbal Chinese Medicine

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Eastern Herbal Medicine

The medicinal benefits of herbs have been known for centuries. Herbs contain powerful ingredients that assist with healing. The early pharmaceutical industry isolated these ingredients, but today herbalists believe that using complete herbs (instead of isolating ingredients) provides a better balance of substances from nature.

Many believe that the healing properties of herbs are more effective than drugs because balance can be found in the whole plant, without side effects.

Because herbs are powerful they must be used wisely and under an herbalist's care. Herbs are used in many forms: dried, tea, lotions, oils, powders, capsules, tablets, tea pills, extracts and tinctures.

They can promote well-being and health maintenance, as well as heal specific conditions.

Many believe that the healing properties of herbs are more effective than drugs because balance can be found in the whole plant, without side effects.

Because herbs are powerful they must be used wisely and under an herbalist's care. Herbs are used in many forms: dried, tea, lotions, oils, powders, capsules, tablets, tea pills, extracts and tinctures.

They can promote well-being and health maintenance, as well as heal specific conditions.

Herbal preparations have been subject to rigorous study in China, where they are used as primary medical treatment. Chinese Herbal Medicine is formulated specifically for each individual's whole body, rather than one symptom. An individual formula is made from small amounts of 7-15 herbs, which is later altered as the body begins to respond. The active ingredients are released into the bloodstream slowly, as is food.

For example Eephedra (a leafless shrub of arid regions and a source for the drug ephedrine) is the oldest medicinal plant of which there are written records. Ancient Chinese doctors, who know it as ma huang, have recommended it for respiratory congestion & asthma for about five thousand years. It is both a stimulant and relaxant of bronchial muscles. When used in a dilute tea form, the stimulant qualities are reduced, promoting relaxation and relief in bronchial muscles.