Herbs are used to affect the Qi and promote healing within the body systems. Chinese herbs are always combined in balanced formulas of multiple herbs that address the main health problem and support the patient’s whole system.
As with Acupuncture, herbal formulas are gentler than pharmaceuticals, but minor side effects are possible, such as gas and bloating. This should be discussed with your practitioner.
Chinese herbal medicine is produced in various forms, such as loose, dried herbs for a tea, pill forms, tinctures, granulated powders for dissolving in water to drink, and topical liniments and lotions.
My practice offers pill form and granule form of Chinese herbal medicine produced by TCM Zone in Portland Oregon. All TCMzone formula packets offer 5:1 concentration with little to no binders ensuring the highest efficacy in herbal medicine.