The acupuncturist will sometimes recommend that you take Chinese herbs in addition to acupuncture to increase the therapeutical effect of the treatment. At Boston Chinese Acupuncture, after the herbalist takes your pulse and looks at your tongue, a formula with different herbs will be prescribed to improve the energy flow of different organs, such as the kidneys, liver, ovaries, testicles, pituitary and hypothalamus.
By combining different herbs, the Chinese herbalist can achieve maximum therapeutic effect. Boston Chinese Acupuncture has over 220 different high-quality herbs in stock, allowing the herbalist to prescribe specific formulas that are highly tailored to your needs. Chinese herbs have been verified to treat many conditions effectively, including allergies, infertility, impotence, depression, stroke, weight gain, IBS, colitis, hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue.
When used in conjunction with acupuncture, Chinese herbs can make your stomach absorb vitamins and minerals more efficiently, so your body can produce more balanced hormone levels. For example, if you have colitis, Crohn’s disease or IBS, your stomach and intestines are inflamed. Therefore, the herbalist would prescribe herbs that strengthen your digestive function first. Once your tongue color and coating become normal, indicating that you are digesting and absorbing nutrients better, the herbalist would switch to another group of herbs to target the cause of any other complaints you may have, such as balancing your nervous system if you have anxiety or depression.