Chinese herbs are natural whole foods, mostly consisting of the aerial and root parts of plants. This includes root, tubers, seeds, leaves, and stems. The herbs are taken in their whole form, not isolated into single chemicals.
Extensive study has been conducted on the physiological properties of herbs. Many of the herbs commonly used have anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulant, analgesic (pain killing) and antibiotic properties. Chinese Herbal Medicine is designed to affect your physiology – ie, how your body functions.
All herbs we use are ordered from reputable companies who conform to GMP (Good Manufacturing Protocol) standards. The herbs are stringently tested for heavy metal contaminations and other impurities.
In most cases, patients can use Chinese Herbal Medicine while they are on prescription medications. It is important to communicate all medications you are taking to your herbalist to ensure safety.
It’s important to get your herbs from a licensed practitioner. There are many formulas available online, but the source and safety of the herbs may be in question.
Chinese herbs are not designed to be a permanent medication. As your condition improves, we will taper you off your herbs. The goal is to improve your function (physiology) by at least 80% during the course of your treatment.
Many of our herbal products come from Botanical Biohacking. They provide sustainably grown, wild-crafted herbal medicine from China and Tibet. Grown at the right altitude, in the right climate, and harvested at the right time, these herbs serve as powerful botanical medicines to help you achieve optimal health.