In my practice I employ herbs and supplements as an adjunct to each individual’s treatment plan, lending to a comprehensive approach to their ability to heal, grow, change. Chinese herbal medicine is prescribed in several different forms, the most common is either a pre-formulated patent formula in pill form or a custom granular formula that would be mixed in hot water and drank as a tea.
In most cases, I use Chinese herbal medicine when a symptom-based remedy is needed, and not necessarily taken long-term (i.e. cold, flu, sinus infection, etc.). I also recommend a small handful of western herbs and supplements. Rather than focusing on specific symptoms, the ones I have handpicked have wide systemic benefits and can safely be taken long-term by most people.