After diagnosing a pattern of disharmony and administering acupuncture treatments, a practitioner of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) often recommends an herbal formula from over a thousand common herbal formulas. Herbal medicine has a long history in the Orient. The first Chinese material, the Shen-Nung Herbal Classic, was begun during the Stone Age and completed in the later part of the 5th century B.C., from which some important formulas originated.
None of these formulas have been recalled. Chinese herbal medicine treats the underlying or root cause of illness, unlike Western drugs which often times just mask symptoms.
Chinese herbal therapy works in concert with acupuncture by providing the nourishing support for the energetic “re-programming” and “re-balancing” efforts of acupuncture.