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Acupuncture and herbal therapy

Chinese herbal therapy and medicine is as ancient as acupuncture and is a major aspect of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture treatments are best when they are combined with Chinese herbs. The herbs are said to enhance and augment the therapeutic effects of those undergoing an acupuncture treatment. Herbs can also be taken at home to support your healing between your acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture is not required for one to take a herbal treatments. They can be taken on their own if the patient desires.

Traditional chinese herbal medicines have their own Yin-Yang. They are only prescribed for patients who have a Yin-Yang imbalance. Chinese herbal extracts are herbs that have been condensed into a granular or powered form. Herbal extracts are similar to patent medicines. Herbs also tend to be easier and more convenient for patients to take.

Herbal treatments can be used to strengthen and build the body’s constitution. Herbs can also help in other areas of the body. This includes help in fighting a cold or to stop bleeding. They’ve also been used to eliminate abdominal bloating or relieving constipation.

One such herb used in Chinese medicine is Moxibustion. Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy using moxa which is made from dried mugwort. It plays an important role in the traditional medical system of China (including Tibet), Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia. Suppliers usually age the mugwort and grind it up to a fluff. Practitioners then burn the fluff or process it further into a cigar or cone shape. Acupuncturists can then use it indirectly with acupuncture needles, or burn it on the patient’s skin.

There are thousands of herbs in the Chinese pharmacopia, far too many to list here. These herbs consist of plants, minerals and even animal products. Chinese herbs are usually combined into formulas that can contain anywhere from 3 to 20 herbs. These combinations of Chinese herbs are designed to augment the actions, or to ameliorate adverse effects, of certain herbs in the different formulas. →Back To Home Page