Chinese Herbal Medicine
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine has many benefits:
- All-natural, safe, proven
- Far less side effects than pharmaceutical alternatives
- Can improve effectiveness of other medicine
Dr. Christie is a certified herbalist in Asian Medicine. She has a full pharmacy from which she customizes each formula to meet your individual needs.
Chinese herbal medicine has been used for health for thousands of years in China. Functions of herbals formulas are to improve the immune system, balance the functioning of the internal organs, ease tension and stress, increase the energy level, purify the body by encouraging the removal of cellular waste, balance water metabolism, regulate the internal temperature and humidity, and improve blood circulation and blood hemoglobin (thus oxygen) content.
There is increasingly available research that indicate that pharmacological action and the traditional herbal formula uses are similar in their actions. Herb formulations, however, are more balanced than the isolated active ingredients in pharmaceutical drugs and are less likely to cause adverse reactions or side-effects. This is due in part to the combination of multiple herbs in a formula creating a synergistic effect and balancing itself, thereby resulting in an increase in effectiveness and enhancement of safety. Additionally, herbs are prescribed to treat patterns while honoring the whole body, not specific symptoms.
It is often the case that issues ineffectively addressed by allopathic medicine can be successfully treated with herbal formulas. Some examples include: menopausal symptoms, insomnia, digestive issues, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis, arthritis pain, menstrual irregularities and pain.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Christie takes a through intake and medical history from which she determines your individual pattern and diagnosis. You may or may not need herbal medicine. In the case that you do, she will prepare a customized herbal powered formula or offer capsules/tablets, making herbs convenient for your lifestyle.