Herbal consultation is included in every follow-up visit at FLOAT. (Rates Here.) Most of our patients come to us for both Acupuncture treatments and herbal consultation, but if you are only seeking Chinese herbal consultation, we offer 60-Minute Initial Consultations and 30-Minute Follow-Up Consultations for ongoing care with herbal treatment.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbal formulas are used to facilitate the body's own restorative processes.
Acupuncturists in California are highly trained and Board Certified in the science of herbal medicine. We study a pharmacopeia that consists of about 500 Chinese herbs. Chinese herbal formulas contain combinations of roots, seeds, grains, flowers, berries, fruit, bark, leaves, stems, shells, nuts, resin, or seaweed. The goal of Chinese herbal medicine is to treat the root of a problem, rather than simply medicating its symptoms. In so doing, the patient’s body is stimulated to heal itself.
At FLOAT, we mostly prescribe high-quality encapsulated Chinese herbal formulas. Occasionally, we create custom granule formulas (to drink like tea) or raw herb formulas (to cook at home), but most of the time, our patients choose encapsulated herbs, which are very easy to take.