Will Chinese herbs help you?

Chinese herbs may not be right for every patient, but a properly trained practitioner of Chinese medicine can tell you if a herbal formula is right for you. Depending on your condition and the formula, the effects of the herbs can be felt the same day or may take up to a month to feel the effects. An acute condition, such as a cold or the flu, will clear up very quickly with the proper herbal formula. A chronic condition, such as IBS, chronic fatigue (adrenal fatigue), arthritis or sexual dysfunction, may take a month or two to show noticable changes. Chronic conditions will usually require compliance of the patient to take the herbs anywhere from 3-6 months, so you can really feel like the condition is well under control. That may seem like a long time for some people, but remember, a condition that has been around for years isn't going to clear up in one week. There are plenty of Western medications that can mask the symptoms, but the underlying condition or root cause is still there. In these cases, effects will be gradually felt, but a long term goal is most appropriate to achieve major changes.

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There are many different ways you can take herbal formulas. They can be taken in the form of decoctions, granule, tinctures, pills and capsules. At Inner Balance Acupuncture we use capsules because of the convenience and the efficacy. The brands we sell are ordered from quality manufacturers and are of the highest quality. If you're going to commit to good health, you should make sure you are taking herbal formulas that actually do what they say they're going to do.

Chinese herbalists use flowers, seeds, stems, roots and bark from plants and trees in their formulas. These formulas often have a chief herb for the specific condition, assist herbs to help the chief herb or additional symptoms, herbs guide the formula to a specific region and herbs to make it more digestible. Formulas are put together to work harmoniously to making sure that the correct properties are there to help you address your specific illness or condition.

We are committed to giving you the best care possible and make sure to check if there is any possible interaction between the herbal formulas and any Western medications you may be taking.

It is very important to give a full list of any and all medications
you are taking to your health care provider.