Welcome to Chinese Herbs:
Chinese herbal medicine is part of an integrated system of primary health care, known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has an uninterrupted history of development dating back thousands of years in China, which is one of the oldest and most long-standing health care systems in the world. Today TCM is a natural and holistic system of primary health care that is being used to effectively treat a wide range of chronic and acute health problems.
Chinese herbal medicine provides a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment. Most diseases or illnesses present with a set of recognizable signs and symptoms, but the actual presentation of a particular disease or illness will vary from person to person. For this reason, people with similar health conditions may be provided with quite different Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions. A qualified practitioner is able to prescribe a Chinese herbal formula that specifically matches and treats your individual health problem. As your condition changes and improves with treatment, the Chinese herbal treatment is also adjusted and modified until the desired health outcome is achieved.
Chinese herbal medicines are prescribed either singly or made into formulae, which take into account the individual therapeutic action of each herb and the effects when combined together. A well constructed formula maximizes the effectiveness for treating a particular condition, while counteracting and minimizing the unwanted effects of an individual herb.
In addition to providing effective treatment for a wide range of health disorders, Chinese herbal medicine may be used to assist with general health maintenance and disease prevention. By strengthening and enhancing normal body functions, the immune system is boosted and a general sense of well-being promoted.
At this site, we provide a brief introduction of some herbs/formulas and its typical actions. We do not evaluate patients or offer individual health advice. Please consult your physician, licensed acupuncturist or herbalist knowledgeable in Chinese herbs to decide if these products may be useful and appropriate for you.
We look forward to sharing the wonders of Chinese herbs with you.
Links: Richmond Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs in VA
Wang, Xiaoyan, L. Ac., MD (China)
3721 Westerre Parkway, Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
Phone: (804) 301-1784
Richmond Acupuncture Clinic in VA