Ancient Formulas for Contemporary Wellness
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers an extremely valuable, rich, lengthy, and extensive herbal treatment history. Within it are thousands of years of development and research which we benefit from greatly today. As opposed to some forms of herbalism and western medicine, Chinese herbs are often used in formulas instead of being used singularly in larger amounts. Formulas allow you to blend herbs to enhance their positive effects and reduce or eliminate any negative side effects they may have. These formulas take years and years of practice to master and many are kept within families and or generations of teacher-student transmissions. This rich tradition is a very valuable gift from previous generations. The true benefit of this herbal tradition, as with acupuncture, is that it allows practitioners to blend formulas to match each patient and their signs and symptoms exactly. Instead of having a standard formula for a particular condition you can increase the clinical effectiveness of the herbs through this tailoring. For the patient this ideally means faster results with less side-effects.
Cara can help you select a formula based on traditional Chinese medicine that address today’s health and wellness concerns. If TCM is new to you, here is a quick overview. Western medicine typically uses supplements or pain relievers to treat specific ailments, such as a migraine or cramps. TCM uses herbal formulas to correct an imbalance in the body which is considered to be the root cause of discomfort or the problem, not just the symptoms.