H WA T OW Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medical Clinic
2008 S. Cooper St. Arlington, TX 76013 (817) 261-9919
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Q: WHAT IS CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE ?
A: Traditional Chinese Medicine is the world�s oldest continuously practiced professional medicine-it has been practiced for over 2,500 years. Although acupuncture was the first traditional Chinese medical method to win wide acceptance in the United States, Chinese herbal medicine is the foundation of TMC.
The �herbs� used in Chinese herbal medicine include botanical, mineral and zoological substances. Among these, botanical substances are the majority, such as leaves, flowers, twigs, roots, tubers, stems, and bark.
Q: WHAT PROBLEMS CAN BE TREATED BY CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE ?
A: In China, Chinese herbal medicine is the predominant treatment method for a wide range of disease, such as internal medical, surgical, gynaecology, paediatrics, ophthalmology, dermatology, and ENT (ears, nose, and throat) diseases. Today, Chinese doctors combine Western medicines with Chinese herbal medicine to treat patients. In the United States, Chinese herbal medicine has been widely accepted for many conditions, such as digestive, respiratory, nervous, gynecological, dermatological and degenerative diseases. Many Americans now use Chinese herbal medicine to treat a variety of conditions.
Q: DOES CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECTS ?
A: Because all Chinese herbal medicines are natural substances, they differ from synthetic components. When used appropriately, according to Chinese medicine diagnosis, the constitution of patients, and taken in appropriate form and dosage. Chinese herbal medicines should have few or no side effects. If used inappropriately, however, Chinese herbal medicines can cause side effects and even serious results. These side effects can be avoided by consulting a well-trained practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine before beginning any treatment plan using Chinese herbs.
Q: DOES CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE WORK FOR WESTERN PATIENTS ?
A: Yes, Chinese herbal medicine works as well for Westerners as it does for Chinese. Chinese herbal medicine has been used successfully in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and all throughout Asia.