Chinese herbal medicine is the most developed herbal system in the world. It has been around for over 5,000 years, and has treated almost every medical condition/disease. Throughout the years, the Chinese have saved the herbal formulas which are most effective, and have discarded those which were not as effective.
Chinese herbal formulas are different from western herbal formulas in that most of the time several herbs are used in a formula, sometimes as many as 15 herbs. This is so each formula is specifically designed for the whole person (i.e., it will treat one condition while making sure it agrees with a person’s digestion). The herbs are combined not only for each herb’s individual effect, but also for the effect of the herbs together as a group.
Acupuncturists licensed in the State of California have extensive training in both acupuncture AND Chinese herbal medicine. We have over 800 didactic hours of training in Chinese herbal medicine, not to mention many hours of herbal training in our internships and in other classes. The Acupuncture Continuum has a large, extensive herbal pharmacy, and we can custom-blend formulas specifically for your needs.