Chinese Herbal Medicine
Treating From The Root
We specialize in preparing custom formulas from our extensive herbal pharmacy — providing safe and effective care for both acute and chronic problems.
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine is the oldest and most comprehensive form of herbal medicine in the world. Chinese herbs are often combined into formulas customized for your specific needs and changed gradually as your condition improves. This allows us to match your signs and symptoms exactly, and enhance the formulas positive effects.
Chinese herbs are effective and safe when prescribed by a well-trained herbal practitioner. Careful attention to dosage, combinations of herbs, and any known drug-herb interactions are covered in comprehensive Chinese herbal medicine education programs. Elizabeth has over 3000 hours of training in Oriental Medicine and is NCCAOM Herbal Board Certified.
We only use Evergreen herbs, the most trusted GMP certified herb manufacturer in the US. Each batch is checked for safety against bacteria, fungus, heavy metals, and pesticides. All extracts from Evergreen herbs are derived from nature. They do not contain harsh chemicals, fillers, alcohol or preservatives, and are very gentle to your system.
What to expect.
Your first herbal medicine appointment will be about 1 hour. You will be asked many detailed questions about your symptoms and lifestyle patterns. Inspection of the tongue and palpation of the pulses at the wrist are an important part of the diagnostic workup in Chinese medicine.
After the first consultation, you will receive a specialized herbal formula. Follow-up visits to recheck and adjust your formula are about 20-30 minutes. Your first few follow-up visits may initially be every 1-4 weeks and then progress to once every 1-4 months depending on your problem.
How are Chinese herbs taken?
All of our herbs are in granular powder form which are to be mixed in warm water 2-3 times per day.
Are herbal formulas safe to take with prescription drugs?
Most herbal formulas are safe if taken at least two hours apart from prescription drugs.
Is Chinese herbal medicine covered by insurance?
Unfortunately neither herbal medicine consultation visits nor herbs are covered by insurance.
The results were quickly apparent. I went from having 4 periods per year to regular monthly cycles. The cycles themselves were also less painful and heavy. My general fatigue improved, and Elizabeth also helped with my tendencies toward anxiety and insomnia.
5 months after beginning treatment, my husband and I conceived naturally. Elizabeth continued treatment through the first 12 weeks and the last 4 weeks of my pregnancy. In 2017 I delivered a healthy baby boy, Matthew. I know if it hadn’t been for all the hard work of Elizabeth and staff at Geneva Acupuncture & Bodyworks, I wouldn’t have my happy little boy today!Katherine H.
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