What is Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Chinese Herbal Medicine has been practiced for over 4,000 years.  Formulas that were used centuries ago are still used successfully in our clinic today.  This is a testament to the clinical efficacy and safety of these formulas.  

What you should know about herbs:

  • At our clinic, we use herbs alone or to enhance our acupuncture treatments.

  • An herbal formula consists of anywhere from 2  to 15 or more ingredients.  

  • These ingredients may be roots, rhizomes, flowers, or bark of a given plant.  

  • Formulas can be administered in pill, capsule, or powder formulas that are easily made into a tea.    

  • Herbs we prescribe are not from China - they come from Taiwan and California.

  • Our herbal suppliers undergo strict industry-approved tests to eliminate heavy metals, pesticides, and other adulterants and to ensure safety and purity of the herbs.  

  • Each herbal formula is batch-tested to ensure accuracy of contents.   

  • Each batch of herbs has a certificate of analysis attesting to its potency and purity.  These are available upon request to our patients.

  • All of our herbs suppliers adhere to standards of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).  

  • We work with our patients to ensure safety when Chinese herbal medicine and Western medications are used simultaneously.

 

 

 

 

 

We prescribe the following brands of herbs to ensure the best quality, safety, and purity.  Click on the company name to find out more information.

KPC Herbs (Taiwan)

Kan Herb Company (California)

Golden Flower (Taiwan)