Herbal Medicine is another modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chinese herbs are derived from organic substances found in plants, barks, roots, flowers, and even minerals and animal products. They have long been used in China to successfully treat ailments and are an integral part of Chinese medicine. Over the succeeding centuries, the use of Chinese formulas have been retained and developed. Since the inception of Chinese herbal medicine the beneficial healing effects, side effects, and contraindications have been well documented. It is quite rare that an herbal formula will illicit negative or harmful side effects, especially when prescribed by a well-trained Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner.
For centuries and across large populations herbal formulas have been prescribed to adults, children, elderly, as well as pregnant and lactating mothers. When herbs are prescribed in conjunction with acupuncture, they complement each other quite nicely and produce a very effective treatment protocol.
Herbal medicine and acupuncture are both founded in the fundamental belief that there is an intrinsic connection between human beings, nature and the cosmos.
At Free Flow Health Acupuncture, only high quality herbs that have been thoroughly tested and are regulated under GMP standards are used. GMP refers to the Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations promulgated by the US Food and Drug Administration