Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is older than humans. Just as wild animals sustain themselves on their environment and the natural resources surrounding them, hunter-gatherers used their environment for self medicating. If they were sick, they intuitively knew what to eat.

It is a priority in herbal medicine to re-incorporate this integrative way of medicating ourselves into our daily lives. Although there are over a million tons of herbs used each year in China, our culture tends to deny the efficacy of them. This is in part due to a lack of compliance in taking them regularly. This is why it is of utmost importance that the protocol given for each patient be accessible to the everyday routine of that person. Prescriptions are given based on what feels do-able for a person in the form of a pill, powder, or tea. The choice of herbs is also done very carefully and precisely. There are hundreds upon

thousands of herbs to choose from for each individual. Most of the herbs used here are sourced sustainably and as locally as possible as to stay as close to the tradition of an environmentally

based medicine as possible. Sometimes one herb is prescribed by itself, sometimes a formula of 2-12 medicinals is prescribed. The prescription changes over the course of treatment based on the needs of each person.