Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

Sometimes called "forgotten foods", herbs store the vital nutrients of the plants of which they are a part. Since these vital nutrients can have a tonic effect on the body, their use is a very important part of the treatments. All herbs used at our clinic are custom blended for you from the best natural ingredients available. As your body and condition changes, your herbal mixture will be changed accordingly to enhance your health.

Pictured here are Qing dynasty era herbal measuring spoons belonging to Dr. Wang's family.

Dr. Wang typically prescribes three types of herbal remedies:

Herbal Tea

Dr. Wang may prescribe an herbal remedy that can be prepared as tea at home.

Powdered Herbs

If you are prescribed a powder this means that Dr. Wang has created a special formula specifically tailored to your health needs.

Herbal Pills

To aid with your health and recovery, Dr. Wang will often prescribe herbal pills and sourced from the highest quality vendors.

How does Traditional Chinese herbal medicine work?

Oriental medicine is based on an energetic model rather than the biochemical model of Western medicine. The ancient Chinese recognized the vital energy behind all life forms and life processes. They called this energy Qi (pronounced chee). In developing an understanding of the prevention and cure of disease, the ancient physicians discovered a system of cyclic energy flowing in the human body along specific pathways. Each pathway is associated with a particular physiological system and internal organ.

Disease is believed to arise because of deficiency or Imbalance of vital energy in the energetic pathways and their associated physiological systems.The pathways or meridians of energy communicate with the surface of the body at specific locations called acupuncture points.

Each point has a predictable effect upon the vital energy passing through it. Modern science has been able to measure the electrical charge at these points, thus corroborating the locations of the meridians mapped by the ancients.

Traditional Oriental medicine has also developed methods of determining the flow in the meridian system. using an intricate system of pulse and tongue diagnosis. Findings from these modalities are combined with other signs and symptoms to create a composite diagnosis. A treatment plan is then formulated to induce the body to a balanced state of health.

What Can Chinese Herbal Medicine Treat?

The World Health organization recognizes Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine's ability to treat over 200 commonly encountered clinical disorders.

Among these are:
  • Respiratory Disorders such as common cold, sinusitis, asthma, allergies and bronchitis.
  • Disorders of the Bones, Muscles, Joints.
  • Disorders of the Nervous System such as arthritis, neuralgia, migraine shoulder pain, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, injuries, and lower back, neck and shoulder pain.
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders such as food allergies, peptic ulcer, constipation, chronic diarrhea, indigestion, gastrointestinal weaknesses, anorexia and gastritis.
  • Circulatory Disorders such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia.
  • Endocrine Disorders such as diabetes, hyperthyroid and weight control.
  • Skin Disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and pruritus.
  • Urogenital Disorders such as stress incontinence, urinary tract infection and sexual dysfunction.
  • Gynecological Disorders such as irregular, heavy or painful menstruation, infertility in women and men and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  • Emotional and Psychological Disorders such as depression and anxiety.
  • Gynecological Disorders such as irregular, heavy or painful menstruation, infertility in women and men and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  • Addictions such as alcohol, nicotine and drugs. Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders.
  • Retardation Disorders in Children.
  • Recovery from Surgery.
  • Cosmetic Treatment.
  • Supportive Therapy for other Chronic and Painful Debilitating Disorders.