Traditional Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs, which are derived mainly from plants* are used alone, or are often used in conjunction with acupuncture for added therapeutic effect. While many cultures have herbal medicine traditions, the sophistication of Chinese herbal medicine is unsurpassed. Chinese herbal medicine has a long history reaching back several thousand years, and the resulting system is now used to treat everything from the common cold to symptoms associated with cancer.

They can be given raw in tea form, given as powders, or as tablets. 

Together we can tailor a course of treatment to meet your unique health needs.

There are thousands of herbs in the Chinese materia medica, of which about 300 are commonly used, and by far most are derived from plants. As practised in BC, none of these herbs is on the endangered list. You will generally receive a mixture of several different herbs in a formula that has been tailored to your condition, and that formula will change as your health improves. Chinese herbs are extremely effective and normally have only mild side effects, however it is very important to tell us if you are pregnant or want to be pregnant* have cancer or a history of cancer; please tell us about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking so that we can avoid any unwanted interactions with your formula. Angela, as a pharmacist, is knowledgable in this area and knows which resources to use, for safe, effective treatment. She is at ease speaking with physicians regarding trials of herbs used to reduce dosages of drugs, or eliminating them with the aid of lab tests, and other signs and symptoms. In some cases, herbs may need to be added to your drug regimen if it is not working and our herbalist** will be consulted.

*TCM herbs are not teratogenic, but some may threaten miscarriage, thus we need to be told immediately if you are pregnant.

**Please note that Angela Berscheid is not a registered TCM herbalist although she has successfully completed a 4 year diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture and herbology (2003). Her 5 year Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy (BScPharm) allows her to legally dispense herbs to her patients. She will contact a Registered Herbalist or Dr TCM if she requires assistance.

 

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