Nutrition & Herbal Medicine
Although acupuncture is probably the best-known form of Traditional East Asian Medicine here in the West, Nutrition and Herbal Medicine have an equally vital place in the medicine.
How Does It Work?
Imagine the body as a house. You can have the best builders in the world, but without the materials to build the house (nails, plywood, etc.) it will be impossible to build or repair it. Nutrition and Herbal Medicine provide the materials the body needs to stay in balance or regain balance after illness or injury.
How Much Does It Cost?
Herbal consultations are FREE with any full 45 minute+ treatment. Cost of herbs is separate and may take 1-2 days to deliver. The herbs themselves are most often very affordable compared to prescription drugs.
What Kind of Herbs Should I Take?
There are basically three major forms that herbs come in: Bulk, Granules, & Patents. Find out more about the differences by reading the descriptions below.
Bulk herbs are the dried herbs themselves. They are generally soaked and then prepared as a tea.
Advantages of Bulk: Usually the cheapest price and strongest effects. Can be modified to your specific needs. Good for people who cannot tolerate the binders used in granules or patents due to food sensitivities.
Disadvantages of Bulk: Preparation can be time-consuming.
Granules are precooked herbs in granular form. Just dissolve the granules in hot water and presto -- instant herbal tea.
Advantages of Granules: Very convenient and easy to do, still can be tailored to your individual needs.
Disadvantages of Granules: May not be appropriate if an individual has sensitivities to the binders used in that particular product.
Premade formulas in pill form.
Advantages of patents: Convenient. Milder effects may be better for more sensitive individuals. One also does not have to taste the herbs. Good for long-term herb use.
Disadvantages of patents: Effects can be more muted. Cannot be modified for individual needs.