The AcuMedicina Clinic, Chinese Acupuncture uses a variety of traditional Chinese herbs to treat chronic, degenerative problems as well as some difficult, rare and complicated cases. Herbs can reduce the side effects from chemo-radio therapy, slow down the progression of diseases, and improve the immune system and the quality of life. In some cases, patients will have better clinical results when acupuncture is combined with herbal medicinal treatments.
Some Chinese herbs are used as tonics to increase general energy or to slow the aging process. There are also some formulas which can enhance sexual energy.
These medicines are used in different formulas based on their efficacy, dosage and interactions. In China, patients prefer to use raw herbs and brew concoctions at home according to the traditional way. In Canada, powders are used more frequently, which patients find more convenient. Every patient is prescribed his or her own individual formula, based on his or her specific health problem, tongue, pulse diagnosis and other factors.
These patents are very efficient for pain management and the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory disorders, neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease, stress related syndromes, allergies and low immune system.
Chinese herbal medicine is generally safe if herbs are prescribed by qualified traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners. All herbs dispensed at our clinic have been approved by the NHPD (Natural Health Products Directorate) and Health Canada and are subject to quality control measures according to GMP standards.