Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Extending back thousands of years, Chinese Medicine offers a rich heritage and history in healthcare and healing. Herbal medicine therapy involves the use of barks, roots, flavors, leaves, seeds, plants and minerals, each having its own specific characteristics. Offering a root-level attack rather than a symptom cover, Chinese Medicine provides an added layer of patient safety. it carries fewer or no side effects, treats the actual cause of illness rather than suppressing the symptoms, and provides a more affordable treatment option.

Step 1: Symptomatic Care

During this stage, your Acupuncturist is concerned with alleviating the symptoms causing you to seek his or her care. Once your symptoms are relieved, you will move on to Step 2, Corrective Care. If this is difficult to understand, think of replenishing an overgrown garden. The first step in cultivating the space is to cut back excess growth and weeds. Your symptoms are very much like the weeds.

Step 2: Corrective Care

In order to restore your health, your Acupuncturist must also determine the underlying cause of your illness, rather than simply addressing the symptoms. This involves a second Evergreen formula uniquely positioned and carefully prescribed to address the root of your concerns. Often, patients enjoy the second treatment phase for two to six months. Continuing the garden analogy, we now must take complete care to remove the weeds from the soil and prepare the soil for new seeds to plant. Using appropriate tools, the roots are extracted, leaving healthy plants and rich earth behind. Step 2 heals what is creating and causing your pain and discomfort, setting the stage for healthy living.

Step 3: Prophylactic Care

The final phase of your care includes Maintenance Therapy. Your Acupuncturist will prescribe tonics and other formulas to keep your immune system strong and healthy, so it will protect the body as it should. The final phase of treatment is ongoing. After all, a relapse is simply unacceptable when such high-quality herbal supplements are so readily available.

In our analogy, this means the soil of our reclaimed garden is fertilized and treated to prevent the return of weeds, while building a healthy foundation to support the growth of beautiful plants and flowers. What this means for you is that your overall health is protected by Chinese herbs, just as the garden is protected and allowed to thrive.

Acupuncture and Herbs have been used for nearly four thousand years to treat almost every ailment that afflicts mankind. At Midland Acupuncture we will talk through your options and get you back on your feet and feeling great.