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About Chinese Herbal Medicine

Countless generations of doctors over thousands of years have carefully observed patterns of illness and have used powerful natural remedies to alleviate these conditions and restore good health.  Chinese herbalism's systematic approach and clinical effectiveness has had a profound influence on the practice of medicine all over the Far East, and today Chinese herbalism is practiced extensively throughout clinics and hospitals in China alongside Western medicine.

Chinese Herbs - ATX Acupuncture in Portland, ME

Depending on your condition, Chinese herbs may play an important role in your treatment plan.  While conditions like back pain or arthritis tend to respond best to acupuncture, internal problems with digestion, sleep, menopause, skin, immunity, and reproductive health tend to be best treated with a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.  Since every individual is unique, classical formulas are modified to address your particular condition.  Taking a personalized herb blend allows you to reinforce the same message that we send to your body during acupuncture about how to get back into balance.  Because formulas are aimed at correcting the underlying imblance in the body, a well-designed Chinese herb formula can treat many different symptoms at once.  Read FAQs >

Most Chinese herbs can be safely taken in conjunction with Western medication, and may even help to offset the negative side effects of prescription drugs.  If you are taking medication, it is important to let your acupuncturist know so that negative drug-herb interactions may be avoided.  All the Chinese herbs prescribed at ATX Acupuncture have been lab tested for safety and purity, and to ensure that they contain no heavy metals, harmful bacteria, or other potentially harmful substances.  All ready-made Chinese medicinals sold at ATX Acupuncture meet Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards and contain no pharmaceuticals.

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Chinese Herbs - ATX Acupuncture in Portland, ME