Chinese Herbal Medicine for Pain
I’m a licensed Chinese Herbalist and provide food-grade herbal supplements to my patients.
Chinese herbal formulas are incredible remedies that you can administer at home on a daily basis and complement your acupuncture treatment. There are a number of Chinese herbs and herbal formulas that can soothe your pain by treating inflammation, swelling, numbness, cramping, discomfort, and degeneration.
Unlike many prescription medications, Chinese herbs are not addictive and are safe, natural, and effective ways to offer pain relief. They’re an effective alternative to over-the-counter pain meds such as Tylenol, Advil, and Aleve, which with long-term use can cause stomach, liver, and kidney damage.
Chinese herbal formulas can be taken for an extended period of time (6 weeks to 6 months). During or after this time, sister formulas that are similar in design can be used to alternate and prevent remedy fatigue…Change things up!
Herbal remedies can be safe to take in conjunction with prescribed medications. While some patients have been able to reduce or eliminate prescribed pain medication when taking herbs — please consult your primary care physician before making any changes to your prescribed medication(s).