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Chinese Herbal Medicine Instructions

Your Practitioner is licensed to prescribe Chinese Herbs and holds a Diplomat in Chinese Herbology (Dipl. C.H.) from the National certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) since 2003. You are being prescribed a Chinese Herbal Medication in order to assist with your acute or chronic problems. It is hoped that your condition will improve more rapidly, and reduce your pain and symptomology with the addition of the herbs. If you are not sure what they are for, please ask.

Chinese Herbal formulas are based on a pattern diagnosis, are customized for each individual, and may change according to your presenting symptoms, tongue, and pulse. Please take them as prescribed. Do not share them with other individuals. Do not take your herbs at the same time with other western medications…you may take them 2 hours apart from any other medication. Please notify your practitioner what medications you are taking prior to receiving any herbal medicine. Please avoid taking them with green tea, sugar, or honey. It is best to take them on an empty stomach unless instructed otherwise. Because they are herbs, you may need to take several grams, pills, capsules, teaspoons, or cups per day. Please notify your practitioner if you have any ill effects or allergic reactions to the herbs.

Chinese herbal medicine treats the full range of human disease, both acute and chronic. It promotes the body’s ability to heal, balance, and recuperate, and is based on a syndrome of signs and symptoms, along with the individual’s bodily constitution, tongue, and pulse readings. There may be several different herbs in the formula which are carefully crafted to balance other herbs, temperatures, and tastes, in addition to addressing the main symptoms.

Most raw herbal teas tend to taste very bitter as they are made up mostly from roots and barks, where the strongest medicinal ingredients are found. The majority of herbs come from vegetable sources, however, some ingredients are from animal and mineral sources. Your practitioner makes every attempt to purchase herbs from reputable, safe, and responsible companies who have stringent production and safe manufacturing processes, in order to receive the highest quality products that are safe and effective for you.

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