Chinese Herbal Medicine

Last Updated on October 29, 2021


Herbal medicine is an important component of Chinese medicine. It has been practiced safely for over two millennia. Chinese herbalists were proficient observers who recorded much of the healing and pain relief they achieved, passing the best formulas on to future generations.

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Chinese herbal medicine is used effectively to treat a wide variety of diseases. Everything, from the common cold to menstrual pain to extreme trauma can be treated with herbal medicine. For best results, Chinese herbal formulas are often prescribed to reinforce acupuncture treatments and help build strength and vitality in the body.

Six important things to know about Chinese herbal medicine:

     • Herbs reduce pain: menstrual cramps, headaches, muscle pain.
     • Herbs reduce inflammation of the joints and the digestive tract.
     • Herbal formulas are designed specifically for your condition.
     • Herbs are used to strengthen the body’s immune system.
     • Our herbs are tested for purity with no dangerous additives.
     • They are non-toxic and have few side effects. 

Chinese herbal medicine is a safe alternative to pharmaceutical medications. Many pharmaceutical medications have strong and undesired side effects. Chinese herbal medicine resolves the symptoms and prevents them from returning without any dangerous side effects. 

The acupuncturists at Inner Gate Acupuncture, located in SE and NE Portland, have been extensively trained to safely combine herbs with medications the patient may already be taking. Our acupuncturists take pride in handcrafting the herbal formula that is best for your specific complaint.

Many people think that herbal medicine is used only for internal disease. However, there are many formulas which can be used effectively to treat injuries and reduce local pain. Problems such as tennis elbow, back pain, neck pain, sciatica, knee pain and ankle sprain can benefit greatly from internal and topical herbal formulas.

At Inner Gate Acupuncture, here in Portland, Oregon, we only buy the best quality herbs on the market. The herbs that we give to our patients have been third party tested for purity. There are no heavy metals, fillers or other contaminants in our herbs and herbal supplements.

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