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  Chinese Herbal Medicine in Edmonton|

Chinese herbs are a major pillar of Traditional Chinese Medicine whose roots can be traced all the way back to Kingdoms or Ancient China some 5000 years go. Over the millennia this system of natural remedies has constantly developed alongside more mainstream medicine to offer a natural alternative or auxiliary method of treating our diseases and conditions. With a focus on using natural elements to help us live better lives, traditional Chinese herbal medicine has many great benefits and is alive and well still to this very day. Here at our holistic medical centre, we utilize its many healing properties to bring you the very best treatments in the Edmonton area. It is important to combine all pillars of TCM to achieve desired results and wellness, so we will work with you side by side to deliver a holistic healing plan that involves several different aspects of your life.

What are Chinese herbs?

Herbs are a variety of naturally found products that have medicinal properties. They add to the health benefits of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine treatment. Of the several thousand Chinese herbs that are classified and described in detail in the Chinese Medicine literature, about 600 are commonly used clinically.

Most are of plant origin, but it is possible to find some from animals and even minerals. Many are so common that they could even be found in your spice cabinet right now. We utilize a wide variety of different naturally-occurring herbs to help fight off diseases and balance your energy, including:

  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Cinnamon
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Peony
  • Ginseng and Licorice

Aside from these commonly occurring ones there are still many more that are used.

How are the herbs taken?

Our skilled and experienced practitioners here at our holistic care center will usually make a concoction for you based on your current health and the different life factors that we have covered. It could be in the form of a tea or a natural pill or even something that you can chew. We prescribe them based on your current health, habits and illnesses, and normally construct formulae to focus in on the positive aspects of the herbs within the mix and to take away from unwanted effects.

What are the benefits?

Chinese herbal medicine is quite powerful in its effect. In the case of certain acute illnesses, the effect can be felt immediately (e.g. sinusitis, bronchitis, hives, colds). When treating chronic illness or cases of deficiency (e.g. Anemia, chronic fatigue etc.) the effect may take some time often ranging from 2 weeks to several months.

Aside from being able to treat these conditions, our traditional medicine can also help maintain your health and aid in general disease prevention if taken properly. Remember that health is a holistic matter and isn't something that should just be looked at through the lens of treating a single disease. The benefits of Chinese Herbal medicine can be seen across a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Insomnia and fatigue
  • Loss of appetite and common digestive disorders
  • Constipation and diarrhoea
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Common cold and influenza
  • Chronic headaches
  • Skin disorders
  • Fluid retention
  • Anxiety, depression and stress
  • Allergies
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
  • Premenstrual syndrome and painful menstruation
  • Excessive menstruation
  • Infertility
  • Impotence and prostate disorders
  • Disorders associated with menopause

You don't have to live with these anymore and you don't have to turn to potentially harmful and addictive medications. Let our clinic take care of you with an age-old tradition. Come visit us today and feel better immediately.

Come visit us in Edmonton

Here at Acupuncture Care Holistic Center we have our own herb pharmacy in which the practitioner can customize formulas for each patient's specific needs. The combination of acupuncture and Chinese Herbs works together to harmonize the functions of internal organs, acupuncture meridians and circulation.

Our centre is dedicated to practicing holistic medicine and we have developed a reputation in the Edmonton area for providing the very best in healing via natural treatments. Our experienced specialists will use their skills and knowledge to develop the best solutions for you and build a plan that is possible to work into your daily life.

Contact us today or come in for a visit and experience the wonders of Chinese herbal medicine.

 
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