Herbal medicine is a key aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and can greatly improve the results of acupuncture treatment. Chinese herbs are becoming more popular in North America because they are a natural and effective way of dealing with a number of health concerns such as Colds and Flu, PMS, Allergies, Infertility, Muscle/Joint Pain, Addictions and Stress to name but a few.
In Western medicine pharmaceutical drugs are prescribed to treat a specific disease. Chinese herbal formulas treat the whole patient by correcting the specific imbalance and strengthening the body's immune system.
Most Chinese herbs originate from the foods we eat – berries, plant leaves, seeds, roots, flowers, and so on. The herbs are a little stronger than ordinary food in both taste and smell. Each herb has its own therapeutic properties. When combined properly in a formula they address a number of key issues that are at the root of a particular disease.
The herbal formulas are offered in easy-to-swallow tablets or capsules which are taken with water or mixed with hot water to make a tea. A specific formula is often designed to meet the patient's needs. In other cases, one or more off-the-shelf formulas are used without modification.
The outcome is monitored to determine whether to continue with the current formula, change to another, or discontinue its use. A Health Status Consultation is required to determine the best herbal remedies for your condition.
Chinese herbs can be used safetly and effectivey with Western medical practices, both conventional and alternative
"Since I have started taking herbal medicine my energy levels are a lot higher. I feel better and happier. When I get hurt or catch a cold I seem to hear faster." - Ricky
"The herbal formula "Cough" worked great! I tried it in January (2015)... All gone. Thanks!" - Maurice
"First winter that I haven't had a cold or sinus infection! Thanks to Maurice and his Cold formula Attack 1. It works like majic." - Bev
"I've tried the Upper Relief Formula for the back and have been very pleased and am now pain free!" - Lori
"The herbs are certianly working. I have my life back again." - Juneta
"The herbs are very energizing!! They provide a sens of wellbeing. Great product!" Johanne
*DISCLAIMER: Please note that the results of the Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Qi Gong Energy Balancing and Medical Aesthetics services, ProDerm Skin Care products and Herbal Formulas available at the Fredericton Wellness Clinic may differ from person to person.*