Chinese herbal medicine, also known as Chinese herbology is one of the primary
modalities within the scope of Oriental medicine. According to the National
Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Oriental medicine (which includes the practice of acupuncture, Chinese herbology and Asian bodywork therapy) is a complete system of healing that dates back to 200 B.C.
Chinese herbology includes treatment with substances such as plants, roots,
minerals and more. Like acupuncture, Chinese herbology has evolved as an
integral part of Chinese medicine and is used to re-harmonize imbalances in
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines herbal medicines to include
herbs, herbal materials, herbal preparations and finished herbal products that contain as active ingredients parts of plants, or other plant materials, or combinations. Chinese formulas are comprised of herbs designed for each individual patient. This special formulation is crucial because these formulas must be delicately composed for the purpose of achieving balance in each disharmonious state of being. Even small deviations in dosage or
herb composition can change the entire focus of the formula and therefore the results.
We have the largest collection of Chinese herbs in Arizona. Our
practitioners handpick herbal medicine for each patient based on their TCM diagnosis.