Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) is an important part of Oriental Medicine. In fact, in contemporary China, internal medicine is the prescription of Chinese herbs.
Many conditions are most effectively treated when combined with Chinese herbs. Since ancient times, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines have been used in conjunction to significantly augment the effect of the other.
Many of the formulas we use in our office are modern adaptations of formulas used successfully for thousands of years. Because the Chinese herbal formulas are designed to treat the root cause and not just treat the symptom, they are prescribed based on a Chinese Medical diagnosis, according to an individual’s tongue and pulse assessment. Oriental Medicine is not a “one size fits all” medicine.
Blue Ridge Acupuncture and Natural Medicine only use companies whose manufacturing processes meet or exceed international standards for safety and are made to pharmacological standards rather than supplements, which do not come under the same stringent regulations.