Herbal medicine is a key component of Chinese medicine. I am deeply drawn to and excited by the effectiveness of plants as medicine. The way we use herbs in Chinese medicine is different than Western herbalism. Instead of using one herb for one symptom, we create a formula of herbs unique to each symptom set. Taking an herbal formula can support the body between treatments and enhance the effects of the treatments. Ailments that we have been experiencing for a long time or which reside deeply in our bodies may require herbs in conjunction with acupuncture. I will write a formula and monitor your progression as we find the right fit for you. If you are interested in using herbal medicine to reduce your use of pharmaceuticals, please have that conversation with your prescribing physician ahead of time.