Chinese Herbal Medicine
An Introduction To Chinese Herbal Medicine
Are you curious about the benefits of Chinese herbs? Meet Eugenia Lai, Board-Certified practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Eugenia has joined Tai Chi Acupuncture and Wellness Center, helping patients with a wide variety of conditions.
Some conditions that respond well to Chinese Herbal therapies are:
High Blood Pressure
Women's Health and Fertility
The herb materials used in the preparations are gathered from wild supplies or cultivated, usually in China (or elsewhere). A typical herbal pharmacy contains a minimum of 400 different herbs. Herbs are processed in various ways, such as cleaning, soaking, slicing and drying, according to the methods that have been reported to be most useful. These materials are then combined in a formulation; the ingredients and amounts of each item depend on the nature of the condition to be treated.
A practitioner of Chinese Medicine designs a specific formulation for an individual patient, which might be changed frequently over a course of treatment. As a general rule, acute (sudden onset) ailments are treated for a period of 1-30 days. Chronic or temporary issues like insomnia, menstruation irregularity, sinus, digestive, or pain cases can benefit from ingestion of suitable formula for a few weeks. Patients are encouraged to also improve their diet, lower stress and increase exercise for best and fastest results. Chronic ailments such as autoimmune disorders and degenerative diseases can prolong the treatment period.
The prescribed herbs come in two forms: powdered and capsules. Normally they are taken two times per day, usually two hours after eating.
Eugenia is accepting new clients and is happy to speak with you about your specific situation. Please contact the front desk for Eugenia's schedule, 978-276-3008.