Chinese Herbal Medicine

Compared to Pharmaceuticals

Most Pharmaceuticals are comprised of a single chemical which has often been isolated from plant materials.  On the positive side, this can create a highly concentrated and potent medicine.  One negative aspect is that these synthetic medications are so powerfully concentrated that the side effects they produce are often worse than their benefits.  Another negative aspect of  these chemicals is that taken out of their nature form or context they are not balanced as they are in nature.  This results in thousands of deaths occurring annually due to the use or misuse of these prescription medications.

Medicinal herbs on the other hand, contain many biologically active chemicals which not only act to increase the efficacy of a single chemical component, but also increases its safety.  In addition,  Chinese herbs are typically prescribed in combinations of 2-15 herbs, which further increases effectiveness and safety.  And, unlike pharmaceuticals which focus symptoms, Chinese medicinals treat both the symptoms and their underlying causes. 

Reducing Side Effects

Chinese herbal prescriptions have been proven effective in reducing the side effects produced by Western medicine and pharmaceutical drugs such as chemotherapy/radiation treatments, antibiotics, antidepressants, etc. 


Some people are concerned about contamination in Chinese food products.  Herbal quality is of utmost concern.  All herbs that we carry are rigorously and independently tested by our domestic suppliers using the most sophisticated laboratory equipment and processes for assurance of safety against heavy metals and contaminants.

Fertility Fertility.html
Women’s HealthWomens_Health.html
About MeAbout_Me.html
Acupuncture FAQ’sAcupuncture_FAQs.html

Chinese herbal medicine is an individualized medicine. 

One formula does not fit everyone with the same illness.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

The use of Chinese herbs for their medicinal qualities has been used for 5,000 years, and is the oldest and safest comprehensive system of medical care used today.   It is also one of the most sophisticated clinical systems in the world for analyzing patterns of ill health and treating them successfully. 

Chinese Herbal prescriptions are made from natural substances such as plants, flowers, minerals and animal products and are often the precursors to Western pharmaceuticals.  Traditional Chinese herbs rarely elicit side effects when correctly prescribed by a trained traditional Chinese herbalist and have been proven safe and effective during thousands of years of use.  These traditional Chinese herbal formulas are specifically customized for the individual needs of each patient.

Treatments Non-Needle_Techniques.html
Conditions TreatedConditions_Treated.html

(805) 765-1059

“Choose The Oldest and Safest Comprehensive System of Medical Care Used Today.”