Herbal medicine has its origins in ancient cultures including those of the Africa, Indians, Europe, Chinese and Egypt . It involves the medicinal use of plants to treat disease and enhance general health and well being.
Some herbs have potent ingredients and should be treated with the same care and respect as pharmaceutical drugs. In fact, many pharmaceutical drugs are based on the synthesized versions of naturally occurring compounds found in plants. For instance, the heart drug digitalis was derived from the herb foxglove.
In recent years, interest in herbal medicine has skyrocketed, leading to a greater scientific interest in plant. Plants are capable of treating diseases and improving health, often without any significant side effects.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS AND HERBAL MEDICINES
A pharmaceutical drug typically uses a synthesized version of a plant’s active ingredient. We maintain that an active ingredient can lose its impact or become less safe, if used in isolation from the rest of the plant. For instance, salicylic acid is found in the plant meadow sweet and is used to make aspirin. Aspirin can cause the lining of the stomach to bleed, but meadow sweet naturally contains other compounds that counteract the irritant qualities of salicylic acid. The effect of the whole plant is greater than its parts.
Herbs and herbal formulas are used widely for different conditions since ancient time across Africa, India, Europe and China. When considering the appropriate herbal remedy for a patient, our practitioners will prescribe base on individual conditions. Our Herbal formulas comes in Liquid, Capsules, Powder herbs, Raw herbs (tincture) and cream.
DO NOT SELF-DIAGNOSE AILMENT It is very important that people do not self-diagnose any health conditions. Any medication (herbal or otherwise) should be taken under the supervision of a knowledgeable practitioner for more info and help contact us
“If only I had known about herbal medicine sooner!” People first discovering herbal medicine often express this feeling. They are amazed at the results they get, the lack of side effects, the no-dependence approach, and the number of health conditions they can heal with a given custom herbal formula. Many are also happy to find that they no longer need the pharmaceutical medications they have been taking for years. With a full herbal pharmacy, we offer herbal medicine consultations as a stand-alone service, or as a powerful complement to Acupuncture. With our over 30 years research and study we are proud to carry over 41 approved herbal formulas for wide variety of diseases including
- Parkinsons Disease
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
- Thyroid diseases
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Atrial Fibrillation
- System Lupus
- High Blood Pressure
- Essential Tremor
- Restrictive Lungs Disease
- Cystic Fibrosis
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
TCM is a time honored, holistic and natural healing system developed over the last 5000 years. It places great emphasis on illness cure, prevention and rejuvenation. It cures disease by tapping into our bodies’ self-healing power. Acupuncture and herbal medicine therapy are the two main components of TCM. It sometimes calls for Tuina (Chinese massage) and forms of meditative, low impact martial arts; such as Tai Chi and Qi Gong.
The concept of balance in yin and yang is the principal philosophy of TCM.
Yin means darkness. In darkness, life comes to a rest, a motionless state when body quietly rejuvenates with the nourishment it receives. In health science, yin analogs a decrease in physiological and motor functions for the preservation of energy, organ repair, absorption and storage of nutrition. On the other hand, excessive yin is like a pond in the shade, where dampness and coldness prevail. Excessive inactivity leads to decrease in energy production and accumulation of pathological wastes; such as phlegm, mucous, fluid and fat.
Yang means the sun. In the brightness of the sun, people engage in activities, constantly using and producing energy to meet the challenge from both the modern society and natural existing pathogens. In health science, yang analogs an increase in physiological and motor functions, which breaks down the material components of our bodies to fuel these activities. Overabundance of yang is like a fire in the wilderness, which burns down all the lives. Excessive activity would exhaust our bodies’ resources which includes the material components, nourishment and fluid.
Only through the quest for balance in yin and yang can we reach the state of optimal health. It is a state with balance in anabolism (building up) and catabolism (breaking down), a mind with balance in aimlessness and purposefulness and a life with balance in rest and activity.
Our mission is to help people lead a healthy life style, to regain their self-healing potential, and to rediscover the healing remedies our Mother Nature has given us for generations before. By achieving this, we, as a society will not have to rely solely on the expensive chemicals and surgeries. We will have more affordable health care which integrates natural healing with modern medical science.
Acupuncture came on the scene in China 3,500 years ago and has been practiced in the U.S. and around the world far back as the 1860s. Acupuncture is the insertion of thin sterile needles into specific points to create an effect. Each point has a specific function and will create a different effect when stimulated. Recent research indicates that there is a synergistic effect when multiple points are stimulated simultaneously. This research supports the art of point combinations, choosing what combination of points will have the most positive outcome. There is some sensation when the needles are first inserted, but most people are hardly aware of the needles once they are inserted. In acupuncture, with a very thin needles can aid muscle recovery and its popularity is on the rise. Acupuncture, the Chinese oldest technique in inserting tiny needles into the skin along specific points on the body to treat musculoskeletal conditions, infertility, respiratory conditions, migraines, neurological problems, muscle tears, sprains, tendinitis, tennis elbow, knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome etc. Acupuncture is a treatment based on the principle of TCM. Evidence showed that acupuncture can stimulate the production of substance which are beneficial to health and promote healing. When you come for an acupuncture treatment, you will have an initial evaluation. It mainly includes examining your tongue, checking the quality of your pulse and general observation of your condition. Sometimes, other parts of the body could be examined. We would also ask you questions about your lifestyle, medical history, general health status, and current complaints. The information obtained contributes to making TCM diagnosis and formulating treatment plan. During treatment, very fine sterilized and disposable needles are inserted into different acu-points. The needles will be rotated periodically. Sometimes, they are connected to a safe electrical current, which may cause a soothing sensation. Other techniques, such as moxabustion (warm needle) and cupping may be used for certain conditions. After the needle is inserted, a patient usually feels some tingling, distension, heaviness, or electrical sensation at the insertion site or traveling up and down the meridian. Acupuncture is safe and has no significant side effects as compared to other kinds of treatment. As to how many treatments a patient will need depends on the condition. Acute or temporary problems may just need a few treatments. Chronic conditions may need regular treatments over several months. One may start out with several treatments per week, then decrease to weekly / monthly treatments. Each session usually lasts about 45 to 60 minutes.