Chinese herbal formulation is used both for the treatment of illness and in the optimization of health and prevention of disease. There are more than 5000 medicinal substances documented, including plant, animal and mineral substances. To create the formulation, the practitioners often use multiple substances to create a balanced, synergistic effect that reflects the holistic nature of the diagnosis.
At Sun Therapeutics, we use only high-quality plant based herbs sourced for your herbal medicine. The formulation is designed to treat your symptoms according to your body's constitution. Traditionally, herbal medicine was given to patients in the form of raw herbal plants. Patients would then prepare the decoction at home by boiling the plant with water. In many countries where Chinese Medicine is practiced, this method is still very time consuming. At our office, we offer herbal medicine in powder form with each individual herbal ingredient prepackaged in packets to ensure sanitary. All you have to do is open all the packets in one formula and mix with boiled hot water for consumption.
Is Traditional Chinese Medicine effective? . . .
Although the practice of TCM is relatively new to the West, it has been used in Asia for thousands of years. Acupuncture is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world and is the primary health care system for a third of the world's population. Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) have evaluated scientific research and clinical trials of acupuncture and found it to be effective for a wide range of conditions.
Are acupuncture and herbal medicine safe? . . .
Acupuncture and herbal medicine, when administered by a licensed acupuncturist, are extremely safe ways to treat a variety of illnesses and prevent diseases. Acupuncture is non-toxic with little or no side-effects. When you receive acupuncture treatments at SUN Therapeutics, we use only pre-sterilized needles and discard them after single use. There is almost no chance of infection. Herbal medicine is generally very safe. However, extra attention is always advised; we will provide you with a list of do's and don't's specific to your condition. We only use the highest quality of herbs to ensure effectiveness and safety.