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Herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine



Chinese herbal medicine has been practiced for at least 2,500 years. Chinese herbal formulas come in various forms such as pills, tablets, liquid tinctures or teas.

Chinese herbs work effectively because your practitioner acknowledges that you are not merely your disease. Unlike western pharmaceutical medicine and western herbal practices which primarily treat symptoms, practitioners of Chinese medicine design a unique herbal formula and administration protocol especially for each patient that changes as the patient's body's health changes.

Many prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs only treat symptoms and have side effects. When taken under the supervision of a trained practitioner, Chinese herbs have no side effects and treat the root cause of disease as well as the symptom. When patients are treated at the root level, symptoms do not readily return.

Topical herbal remedies, such as Green Willow Liniment for arthritic pain, are easy to self-prescribe

Before taking herbs notify your practitioner if:
  • You are allergic to substances such as wheat, seafood or mushrooms.
  • You are taking prescription medication. Some herbs may reduce the efficacy of important prescription medicines.
  • You are taking other herbs or minerals.
  • You are vegetarian, because some formulas contain animal products.
Treatments with herbs only and no acupuncture are available at Aiyana Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs.

Before taking any herbs internally, Juliette Aiyana, L.Ac. urges the public to seek advice from a trained, qualified herbalist rather than self-administer herbs. A qualified practitioner is trained to understand the indications and contraindications of herbal administration. Just because a product is natural does not always mean it is safe. Herbs should be taken in specifically measured doses and many herbs should not be ingested for prolonged periods of time.

Have you asked yourself How Clean and Pure Are Chinese Herbs? Click the title to find out! This excellent article discussing the safety of Chinese herbs is written by Subhuti Dharmananda, founder of Institute for Traditional Medicine (ITM). Also check out this Factory Tour from the ITM website.







Read What People are Saying About Aiyana Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs:

"I scheduled and appointment with Juliette Aiyana, L.Ac. at Aiyana Acupuncture after hearing a brief report on the news about Acupuncture helping people who suffer from anxiety attacks. For about a year before I saw Juliette I was suffering with panic attacks that were becoming worse and worse and more frequent as time went on.

As soon as I met Juliette I immediately felt at ease. She explained to me all about acupuncture and Chinese herbs and how they work in such a way that was very easy to understand and made perfect sense.

After my second appointment with Juliette I never suffered from another anxiety attack again, and it has now been almost a year since I first visited her. I am so grateful to Juliette. I admit I went into this a little skeptical but Juliette is so knowledgeable and easy to talk to, as soon as I met her I was immediately glad I made the appointment. Each week I would look forward to my appointment, it was such a relaxing experience.

I have such faith in Juliette that I have referred her to friends with various ailments who have also had great results with her. I highly recommend Juliette without reservations."

- Christine





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