We are blessed today with a wide selection of treatment modalities, including herbs and drugs. It is our duty as healthcare providers to inform our patients of the treatment options available, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each course of action.
It is estimated that 25% of all drugs originate from natural sources. From this information, we can draw two conclusions. One, herbal medicine possesses tremendous healing powers. Two, the use of herbal medicine should never be taken lightly.
Your practitioner is a DOM = Doctor of Oriental Medicine, LAc = Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Chinese Herbalist.
Even though herbs are classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as “dietary supplements,” they do possess strong medicinal properties. When used correctly, they can treat a wide variety of diseases and ailments; but if used incorrectly, they may contribute to unwanted side effects and adverse reactions. Make sure you see a qualified practitioner.
A herbal formula may also be prescribed to support your healing process. Like acupuncture treatment, your herbal formula will be based on your individual diagnosis, and will be adjusted regularly as your situation changes. Each formula is a mixture of about 5-15 different herbs, balanced to provide quick relief of symptoms and also correct the “roots” or causes of your condition. Formulas are also designed to predict and minimize the side effects that are common with Western medications. Herbs are available in pill, or tea form, and are usually taken twice a day.
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Will Herbs Interact With My Medications
A complete list of your medications will be taken into account for any potential interactions when writing your herbal prescription. In most cases, it is safe to take herbs and medications together
Safety Is Our Priority
Herbal Medicine is safe and effective when taken as prescribed. Prescriptions are tailored to your individual situation, and designed to minimize side effects and risks. The most common side effect is a little trouble digesting the herbs. This can usually be avoided by including herbs that protect the stomach and support digestion.
Why We Choose Evergreen Herbs
Our herbs are from companies that adhere to strict international standards for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). This means that herbal products are compiled in regularly-inspected facilities and are tested rigorously for content, label accuracy, and impurities.
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At Atlantic Acupuncture, we specialize in first-time herbal medicine patients! If you are new to herbal medicine and have questions, our expert staff will be more than happy to speak with you. Enjoy free on-site client parking.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, or intervene in any medical condition. The circumstances of each patient are different. Treatment is offered only after an appropriate medical consultation and assessment. Outcomes are never guaranteed. Individual results may vary. ©Acupuncture Acupuncture LLC