Chinese Herbal Medicine
COVID UPDATE: March 18, 2020
Chinese herbal medicine at it's root and origin was in dealing with epidemics and pestilence. It has a very long history of use in infectious disease as well as trauma and internal medicine.
Laura has been studying what herbs are being used successfully in China to deal with this current pandemic. Understandably many herbs right now are in short supply. She has a stock of some of the formulas and can also order from pharmacies and dispensaries around the country that can send a formula to you. She will do her best to provide different options as available to help deal with this crisis. If you are concerned after you have been exposed to a known case, or are experiencing symptoms please call her for a consultation over the phone. She will do her best in these trying times to meet your needs.
Chinese herbology has always been a key modality of Chinese Medicine. As practitioners of this ancient system, we seek and then treat root causes rather than symptoms. Herbs help replenish what’s missing and to fix what might be off-balance. For many, Chinese herbs are a key to sustaining their wellness lifestyle.
Thousands of medicinal substances such as plants, as well as minerals and animal products, are used in Chinese herbology. Formulations can be taken as pills, capsules, concentrated powders, or in liquid form. Because conditions change, patients rarely stay on just one formula for an extended period of time. Evaluation and creative customization is an ongoing feature of treatment.
We exercise prudent caution when recommending herbs, especially if you’re already taking prescribed and over-the-counter medications. We purchase from reputable companies with rigorous protocols for sourcing the herbs they use in their formulations. You can be assured that we will prescribe a formula just right for you and monitor your progress.
Laura has extensive training in Chinese Herbal medicine and can formulate an individual prescription to fit your needs if that seems appropriate. We have many other options besides prescription formulas and she can advise you on the best option.
She also uses herbs to treat troubling dermatologic issues with great success. This takes a good deal of time, patience, compliance, and cost as these formulas can be expensive, but the results can be miraculous.