In acupuncture theory, Chinese herbs can come from anything made by nature. Plants, roots, even food itself can be counted as herbs. Take ginger, for example. Ginger is a plant with medicinal properties, but it can also be used as an ingredient in your next meal. This is why herbs are considered supplements and not drugs.
Herbs are commonly cooked together into what is commonly called an “herb tea” or “decoction.” However, the taste makes it difficult for some people to accept. Modern science allows for herbs to be taken in capsule form, which is becoming increasingly common.
Because there are more than 300 types of herbs and seemingly endless ways to combine them to treat diseases, some acupuncture doctors make knowledge of herbal medicine their specialty. The modern apothecary can be found if you know where to look – and they’re not hard to find!
Yes. Think about it: as a medical art honed by empirical evidence over several thousand years, acupuncturists draw from that historical experience when administering treatments. We know from experience what works and what doesn’t.
Thankfully, you do NOT need to believe in acupuncture in order for it to work. It’s not some magic placebo that heals you by chance. Treatment plans are designed thoughtfully with a background of history that’s hard to find elsewhere.
Acupuncture originated in China, but now it’s a worldwide practice because (guess why) - it works! For you, all it takes is one meek step in the clinic door and you can find out for yourself the healing potential found in Acupuncture.
Jane Rong Rohrs, L.Ac.
Using knowledge of the ages to treat patients in the present.