Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs often go hand in hand as part of treatment. Chinese Herbs can assist in providing treatment for a wide variety symptoms and are often considered if your health concern is more complex or longstanding.
The unique characteristic of Chinese herbal medicine is the degree to which formulae are made. In other forms of herbal medicine, especially western herbal medicine, herbs are often delivered singly or combined into very small formulas of herbs with the same function. In contrast, Chinese herbalists rarely prescribe a single herb to treat a condition. They create formulas instead. A formula can contain four to twenty herbs. Each formula is tailor made for the patient after careful diagnosis by the practitioner.
Chinese herbs may be prescribed in fresh or tablet form, powders, granules, liquids and even creams and ointments.