Custom Herbal Formulatons
Custom herbal formulations are an integral part of traditional East Asian medicine. Medicinal substances—be they plants, minerals, or animal products—are given in recipe-like combinations, know as formulas. Many of the basic formulas still employed today have been in use for thousands of years. Traditional formulas are often further customized to the individual, by adjusting dosage and ingredients. Individual ingredients are chosen to enhance each other's therapeutic properties, while reducing the potential risk of side effects. This allows herbal formulas to safely address complex health concerns.
In many cases, the most effective treatment for a given condition is a combination of herbs and acupuncture. That's why every acupuncture treatment we offer includes a free herbal consultation. We are also happy to offer stand-alone herbal consults for patients not interested in acupuncture or who are receiving care elsewhere.