CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Chinese herbal medicine utilizes parts of more than 350 different plant species. Depending on the plant, the flowers, stems, leaves, roots, rhizomes, bark, and seeds are used.
The holistic approach of Chinese medicine also applies to the holistic use of the plant. If a seed is used in treatment, it is the seed in its entirety that is consumed. This is in contrast to conventional (Western) medicine where the active ingredient is often isolated and amplified many thousands of times to yield a very potent and unbalanced product that may have side effects. In contrast, Chinese herbal medicine has very few side effects.
Often, a particular Chinese herb has a very specific effect on the body. Herbs are often combined together into a customized formula for dynamic results that are even greater than the individual herbs alone can offer.
Herbal medicine is effective for many ailments, including:
- Elevated blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Digestive issues: gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation
- Stress and anxiety
- Urinary tract infections
- Menstrual disorders
- Menopausal syndrome
- Blood sugar fluctuations/diabetes
Sea Dragon Acupuncture and Herb Clinic carries a large selection of herbs and herbal formulas, including pills and topical remedies.
Custom formulations may also be prescribed, in powder form. The powder is mixed with warm water and consumed as a tea.