Welcome to Lai Acupuncture

Welcome to Lai Acupuncture

Introd​uction of Herbs

    Chinese herbs has been used at least 5000 years, it is the oldest and most long-standing health care systems in the world. 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, 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.  Herbs can be taken in the form of teas, powders, pills, tinctures, or syrups. One aspect of Chinese herbs aims to restore or strengthen immunity and resistance to disease. 

    Chinese herbs 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. People with similar health conditions may be provide with quite different Chinese herbal formulas, as your condition changes and improves with treatment, the herbal treatment is also adjusted and modified until the desired health outcome is achieved.

    Herbs can be used for any age or constitution.  But only a Certified Herbalist can provide an advice on the safest herbal combination for individuals or particular health ailment. 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 etc... in order to detect imbalances in the body. Practitioners are trained in knowing all prescription drug interactions as well. 

     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;

--Individual;

--Personal and Seasonal.

--Evidence-based need;

--Physical and Material;

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

--Symptoms and syndrome;

--Clinical Study.

Herb Paste

Asthma & Allergies

IBS

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Herb Tea

Infertility

Menstruation Dysfunction

Kidney Disease

Post Stroke

Cough

Headaches

Eczema

Acne

Weight Loss

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Prepared Herbs

A variety of prepared herbs for many conditions. 

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