Acute Acupuncture: Herbs
Herbs are the pharmaceutical aspect of traditional Chinese medicine and are a fundamental aspect of treatments, much like prescriptions you receive from your doctor or general practitioner for any health related issues.
Herbs that are prescribed to patients are a herbal formula that come in little black capsules, or are in granulated form. Herbs are a great treatment on their own but are best when used in conjunction with Acupuncture, Tuina, cupping, moxibustion, and Auriculotherapy.
Black capsule formulas
Patients who opt to receive the black capsule formulas will need to take their prescription three times a day with a glass of water half an hour before eating or will need to wait one hour after eating before consuming their herbs for best results. Otherwise herbs are to be taken as directed by your traditional Chinese medicine physician.
Patients who opt to take granulated formulas will need to take their formulas like making tea. They will need to place hot water with spoonfuls of granulated formulas and then they will need to drink the tea three times a day half an hour before eating or will need to wait one hour after eating before consuming their herbs for best results. Otherwise herbs are to be taken as directed by your traditional Chinese medicine physician.
The best, and important aspect about taking herbs is you can receive a daily treatment that helps to support and facilitate your practitioner to assist your treatments, and is also a great way to help reduce the frequency of treatments by working with the root of the problem.