Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine, a complementary partner to acupuncture, is often used to address disorders that need daily attention, as herbs can be consumed everyday. Herbs are prescribed in many forms, from raw plants that are decocted into teas, to powders and pills and topical preparations, such as plasters and linaments. Not all acupuncturists are herbalists, so be sure that your practitioner is a board-certified herbalist, because although herbs are natural substances, they can be unsafe if used inappropriately.

For more information:
NCCAM/NIH on acupuncture

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