Updated: Jan 19
What Is Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine?
Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (TCM) has been used as a source of healing since antiquity. Chinese herbal medicine uses plants and minerals in formulas to heal an individual from an integrative approach. Herbal formulas can be prescribed either on their own or in conjunction with acupuncture to increase the herbs therapeutic effects.
At Arise Acupuncture, we base our herbal prescriptions on classic formulas with precise modifications to address and treat your specific symptoms. Today, we go over what you might not know about TCM.
Chinese Herbal Medicine Is a Natural Alternative to Pharmaceutical Drugs
One of the many benefits of TCM is that it takes your entire body, mind, and spirit into account when diagnosing. As a result, TCM address the root cause of a disease whereas Western medicine often just address the symptoms of a disease. TCM is a natural alternative to pharmaceutical drugs and can prevent future disease by improving your overall immune system.
At Arise Acupuncture, our herbal prescriptions are a combination of synergistic herbs tailored to address and treat the root cause of your disease, improve your symptoms, and help you reach your overall health and wellness goals.
Chinese Herbs Can Treat Several Conditions
Chinese herbs can treat an array of conditions. Below are some of the most common conditions Chinese herbs treat:
Digestive disorders (IBS, IBD, and bloating)
Anxiety, depression, and grief
Chronic stress and insomnia
Allergies and asthma
Women's health issues and premenstrual pain
Fertility, fibroids, and endometriosis
"The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind". ~ Paracelsus