Welcome to Lai Acupuncture

Welcome to Lai Acupuncture

Introd​uction of Herbs

    In China, more than 3,200 herbs and 300 mineral and animal extracts are used in more than 400 different formulas. Herbal formulas may contain 4 to 12 different ingredients, to be taken in the form of teas, powders, pills, tinctures, or syrups. One aspect of Chinese herbal medicine aims to restore or strengthen immunity and resistance to disease. 

    The classic Chinese book on medicinal herbs was written during the Ming Dynasty (1152-1578) by Li Shi-Zhen. It listed nearly 2,000 herbs and extracts. By 1990, the latest edition of The Pharmacopoeia of the People's Republic of China listed more than 500 single herbs or extracts and nearly 300 complex formulations.

    Chinese herbal medicine is not based on mainstream Western concepts of medical diagnosis and treatment. It treats patients’ main complaints or the patterns of their symptoms rather than the underlying causes. Practitioners attempt to prevent and treat imbalances, with complex combinations of herbs, minerals, and plant extracts.

     Chinese herbal medicine uses a variety of herbs such as astragalus, ginkgo, ginseng, green tea, and eleuthero (also known as "Siberian ginseng") in different combinations to restore balance to the body. Herbal blends are said to prevent and treat hormone disturbances, infections, breathing disorders, and a vast number of other ailments and diseases.

    Chinese herbal remedies are usually made up of a number of herbs and mineral and animal extracts. Typically, 1 or 2 herbs are included that are said to have the greatest effect on the problem being treated. Other ingredients in the formula are supposed to treat minor aspects of the problem, direct the formula to specific parts of the body, and help the other herbs work better.

    With the increase in popularity of herbal medicine, many Chinese herbs are now sold individually and in formulas. In the United States, Chinese herbs and herbal formulas may be purchased in health food stores, some pharmacies, and from herbal medicine practitioners. Before choosing a mixture of herbs for a patient, the traditional Chinese practitioner will typically ask about symptoms and exam the patient, often focusing on the skin, hair, tongue, eyes, pulse, and voice, in order to detect imbalances in the body.

     Only a Certified Herbologist can provide an advice on the safest herbal combination for individuals or particular health ailment. Practitioners are trained in knowing all prescription drug interactions. Taking herbs without a Licensed Practitioner’s advise can be dangerous.

     Contact us today and make your appointment to meet with our herbalist.

Herb Formulas and strategis

  • Increase or promote therapeutic effectiveness;
  • Minimize toxicity or side effects;
  • Accommodate complex Clinical situations;
  • Alter the actions and functions of substances;
  • Individualized treatment

Chinese Herbs Medicine - VS - West Medicine

--Oldest science doctor tested different herbs on themselves and patients;

--Focuses on the energy body, emotions and mental state;

--Effects and reactions;


--Personal and Seasonal.

--Evidence-based need;

--Physical and Material;

--Tests (Blood tests, MRI, X-Ray...);

--Symptoms and syndrome;

--Clinical Study.

Herb Paste

Asthma & Allergies


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Herb Tea


Menstruation Dysfunction

Kidney Disease

Post Stroke





Weight Loss

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Prepared Herbs

A variety of prepared herbs for many conditions. 

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