Chinese herbs have been prescribed for over 2000 years. They are the perfect compliment to Five Element Acupuncture. Chinese herbs will make the treatments more effective and last longer. Each formula is customized to a patient’s particular symptoms. Marcy has hundreds of formulas she can draw from as the base formula for each person. From there, the formula is customized for the individual’s signs and symptoms.
Like acupuncture, Chinese herbs can take time to work. Most formulas are “tonics” which means they build. In our Western society, we often deplete our systems completely. These tonics gently rebuild our reserves. Chinese herbs not only help with physical pain, but can also help a person sleep better or help with anxiety. For women, the herbs may help regulate their menses.
These custom formulas are monitored for the first few weeks to make sure the system is working well. If a patient is coming down with the flu or a cold, it is advisable to stop taking the herbal tonics. At this time, Marcy has formulas that will help disperse the flu or cold. Almost everyone feels better when taking their Chinese formula.