Herbal Medicine Consultation
The use of plant medicines is one of the oldest and most thoroughly researched aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a powerful complement to acupuncture, extending the benefits of a treatment greatly. Much like acupuncture, herbs can be used to regulate our internal balance, addressing common complaints such as:
- Digestive disorders
- Body pain
- Common cold and flu
- Menstrual problems
- Reproductive issues
- Menopausal & peri-menopausal syndrome
- Recurrent headaches
- Mental-Emotional Issues
Herbal medicine can have a strong supplementing effect, providing the body with the energy it needs to heal itself, from the inside out. It is a sophisticated empirical science, developed and fine-tuned over centuries of usage.
Our North Oakland location offers herbal medicine in easy to take pill form, requiring no complicated preparation, as well as highly potent powdered granule formulas. An herbal medicine consultation costs $10 – $15, which includes the medicine prescribed.
Please let your acupuncturist know of any of the following conditions before taking herbal medicine:
- if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant
- if you are taking prescription medications
- if you have any food allergies
These do not necessarily exclude you from herbal treatment, but do inform what herbs and formulas may be prescribed.