Herbal formulas are an essential component of Chinese Medicine, and sometimes an herbal formula is more important for your condition than acupuncture.
Herbal formulas are a combination of herbs. In the Chinese medicine Materia Medica, herbs can be plant, animal, or mineral, with the majority being plants that are used.
Formulas are created along specific guidelines and most of the time what we prescribe is based on a classic formulas with one or two additional herbs and/or change of dosages to emphasize its purpose.
Herbal formulas are separated in 18 categories that treat various conditions. Your condition might warrant a classic formula from one category with the addition of herbs from other categories to balance it out. It’s an effective form of treatment when used correctly and an important arrow in our quiver.
To learn more contact us at Mountaintop Acupuncture.