Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese medicine has had a rich history of using what was available from the earth to make medicine for the people. Some of these herbs are even western in origin and incorporated into the Chinese herbal pharmacy. Careful evaluation, critique, and refinement over thousands of years has produced herbal formulas capable of successfully treating a multitude of illnesses and diseases. Herbal formulas can be catered for each patient by using the classical formulation or by modifying the prescription to meet any specific needs. New Hope wants to give each patient medicine they can take, therefore, we provide herbal medicine administered in many ways including teas, pills, tablets, powders, tinctures, and topical remedies to best serve our clients.
What to expect
The herbs and nutritional supplements (from plant, mineral, and animal sources) we recommend are traditionally considered safe in the practice of Chinese medicine, although some may be toxic in large doses and some herbs may be inappropriate during pregnancy. Some possible side effects of taking herbs are nausea, gas, stomachache, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, rashes, hives and tingling of the tongue. Many of the herbs need to be consumed according to the instructions provided orally and in writing and some herbs may have an unpleasant taste or smell. Notify you practitioner of any unanticipated or unpleasant effects associated with the consumption of the herbs.