Chinese herbal medicine has been practiced for at least 2,500 years. Chinese herbal formulas come in various forms such as pills, tablets, liquid tinctures or teas.
Many prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs only treat symptoms and have side effects. Chinese herbs used in conjunction with acupuncture can be very beneficial, as they have no side effects and treat the root cause of disease as well as the symptoms. When patients are treated at the root level, symptoms do not readily return.
Before taking herbs notify your practitioner if:
* You are allergic to substances such as wheat, seafood or mushrooms.
* You are taking prescription medication. Some herbs may reduce the efficacy of important prescription medicines.
* You are taking other herbs or minerals.
* You are vegetarian, because some formulas contain animal products.
Treatments with herbs only and no acupuncture are available at Fiery Sage Healing
Before taking any herbs internally, I urge the public to seek advice from a trained, qualified herbalist rather than self-administer herbs. A qualified practitioner is trained to understand the indications and contraindications of herbal administration. Just because a product is natural does not always mean it is safe. Herbs should be taken in specifically measured doses and many herbs should not be ingested for prolonged periods of time.