Developed thousands of years ago, Chinese Herbal Medicine is a truly balanced approach to treating any disease because it provides support to the individual’s constitution while relieving symptoms.
Traditional native people world-wide use herbs for health and to remedy illness. Chinese herbal medicine developed from tribal roots as part of ancient Chinese culture. By the first century AD, a listing of medicinal herbs and herbal formulations and their uses had been developed in China. The classic text on medicinal Chinese herbs was written during the Ming Dynasty (1152-1578) by Li Shi-Zhen, one of the greatest Chinese doctors, scientists, herbalists and acupuncturists in history. It listed nearly 2,000 herbs and extracts and the uses for them.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a Complementary Resource for Acupuncturists
One of the greatest resources of the practicing acupuncturist is their understanding of Chinese Herbal Therapy. Usually, Western pharmaceutics-based medicine uses a single substance to treat symptoms. But Chinese Herbal Medicine uses a blend of herbs in very personalized formulas to address the underlying condition of a symptom.
Mari has trained extensively in the use of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Sometimes you will receive a completely customized herbal formula using granules that can be added to warm water and ingested multiple times during the day; sometimes you’ll receive a pre-made preparation of formulas with common modifications in capsule form, when appropriate.
Mari is one of the best. She has an innate knowing of the body and spirit of the person she is working with and finds the correct combination of acupuncture, herbal support, and life style suggestions for each situation that is being treated. She is kind, knowing, and compassionate in every session. I would recommend her to anyone!…. and I have!
Acupuncture works on the energetic level of a person, while Herbs work on the material aspect of a person. Combining both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine helps patients to achieve lasting positive benefits. If you are fearful of needles and only want a Chinese Herbal Consultation, Mari will work with you, too.