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Botanical and Herbal Treatments

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Botanical/Herbal Treatments

These treatments use herbal teas, tinctures, capsules or topical poultices to treat specific health concerns and assist the body in recovering from illness or injury. We use specific Western and Traditional Chinese herbal preparations to target a variety of concerns.

Common concerns include acute conditions like cold, flu and bronchitis as well as chronic conditions like anxiety, infertility, hormone regulation and adjunctive cancer care. Herbal medicine combines naturopathic and conventional therapies to address the whole person and treat the root cause of illness. They can also be prescribed as an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine has been used for over 2,500 years. Treatment options include herbal medicine, acupuncture, acupressure, massage, dietary therapy, cupping and meditation. It can also include lifestyle changes to create balance and help heal the body.

Traditional Chinese medicine is used to treat acute and chronic pain and can be combined with other treatments for more effective results.

Research has shown that traditional Chinese medicine can treat conditions such as:

  1. High blood pressure
  2. Diabetes
  3. Smoking Cessation
  4. Infertility
  5. Anxiety
  6. Depression
  7. Fatigue
  8. Side effects associated with cancer treatments

What can I expect for my first treatment?

An initial consultation usually includes an intake questionnaire about your health history as well as an examination of your tongue, pulse, abdomen, and other physical signs. Consultations last 60 minutes and include an initial acupuncture session.

Follow-up appointments normally take 30-60 minutes including a brief re-assessment and acupuncture session. Depending on your specific condition, the recommended initial course of treatment may last anywhere from 5 to 10 sessions. For complex conditions like cancer or infertility, treatments can be combined with naturopathic treatments to include supplements, homeopathy, herbal or botanical medicine. A combination of these methods makes the treatment more comprehensive.

Find more answers to your frequently asked questions:

    1. How does traditional Chinese medicine work?
    2. Are Chinese medicine and acupuncture safe?