Chinese Herbs: An Effective Approach to Health
Chinese Herbal Medicine has been effective for thousands of years.
In the Western world, most of us have a bias to one style of Medicine: Allopathic or western medicine. The normal cycle for most of us who get sick is: go to the doctor, get prescribed drugs, get better over time, then repeat.
Modern western medicine is based almost completely on scientific research, and mostly from just the past hundred years. And the solution for most all health problems relies heavily on drugs to treat ailments. As acupuncturists, we are aware of the history of human medicine, and we are aware that Chinese Medicine has been in existence between 2,000 and 3,000 years.
Traditional Chinese Herbs
Chinese herbal medicine is a tradition of ancient wisdom that is passed down through the generations. Many of herbal formulas that most practitioners use have the same fundamental herbal components for hundreds of years. Chinese herbs have been used to treat a broad array of disease and illness.
Today in China, Chinese herbs treat about every ailment that we treat with Western Medicine. Chinese Herbs are even used for treating life-threatening diseases like cancer and heart disease. In U.S.A., Chinese herbs are mostly used for health concerns of individuals that Western medicine can not help. Other clients want to take a more natural approach, that will have fewer side effects. Most Americans rely solely on medical doctors to treat our ailments with medications while not taking advantage of ancient wisdom. However, both Western treatments and Chinese herbal medicine have great value and often can be used together for the best treatment.
How Herbs are Prescribed
At the Earley Wellness Group, we listen to your concerns and then individually tailor your own Chinese herbal formulas to treat your specific concerns. Chinese herbal formulas are a ‘poly-pharmacy’, which means that different combinations of herbs are given in different amounts, depending on a patient’s individual needs. This combination of herbs is effective for two reasons. First, this approach makes sure the herbs have a both a healing effect and a balancing effect for client’s health concern. Second, Chinese herbs include support on three levels: the mind, body, and spirit.
Some health issues we treat daily with Chinese herbs are:
- Digestive issues including IBS and acid reflux
- Regulating menstrual cycles
- Fertility support
- Headaches & migraines
- Problems with sleep
- Muscle & joint pain
Getting Started on Your Chinese Herbal Healing Journey
At Earley Wellness Group we have certified Chinese herbal medicine practitioners who can guide you through the healing and recovery process and create the right herbal formulas for your individual needs. Book an appointment with one our great practitioners today and start your journey to lifelong health using the ancient wisdom of Chinese Medicine.