Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine is an internal system of medicine that uses over 250 classical herbal formulas based on hundreds of herbs found in the Chinese Materia Medica. It is based on over 2,000 years of medical experience and is considered safe and effective when prescribed by a licensed Acupuncturist/Herbalist and it can greatly enhance your healing when used alone or in addition to acupuncture treatments.
Herbal formulas are prescribed in many forms: raw form that are decocted into teas, powders that are stirred into teas, pills, or topical preparations such as liniments and oils.
As the person's health improves, the nature of the imbalance changes, so the herbal formula may be changed or be modified to address these changing conditions.
Not all acupuncturists are herbalists, so be sure that your practitioner is a nationally board-certified herbalist. Chinese Herbs should only be taken under the supervision of a practitioner who is board certified and NJ licensed in Herbal Medicine. This certification is a specialized discipline that requires years of study to acquire this certification and licensure.