Chinese Herbal Medicine… Better than CBD?
By: Nena Watkins, Lac, Licensed Acupuncturist, Oak Cliff Acupunture
Healthy living means different things to different people. For some people, it means going to a doctor and taking western medicines, for other people, it means staying healthy and avoiding western medicine. Luckily, there is a natural option for everyone. Chinese herbal medicine is an ancient system of using herbs grown in China to both treat illness and keep people healthy. Even though it is old and from another country, it is in perfect alignment with the modern American lifestyle.
Chinese herbs are given in groups, called formulas. These formulas are specific to parts of the body, the pattern of illness in the person, and the symptoms one is having. One formula will contain herbs to address all of a person’s problems. Formulas generally contain between 3 and 12 herbs. So, you don’t have to buy a bunch of different supplements. You take one and get all your herbs in a balanced dose.
Chinese herbs can be taken in different forms. The original form is as a tea. One puts the herbs in water and lets them simmer for an hour. You can drink the Tea. Most American don’t have an hour to cook herbs, so instead, herbs are ground and can be stirred into a hot cup of water. Instant Tea! That’s more like it! But even that is too much cooking for some people. For you guys, the teas have been condensed into tea pills. Yes, Pills!
Many people believe that herbs are not regulated, and often they are not. Or they are sold by sales people with no medical training, like at most CBD stores. Chinese Medicine is NOT a multi-level marketing approach. Acupuncturists in Texas are Licensed by the Texas Medical Board, after completing national board exams and years of training in Chinese Herbal Medicine. You can get non-GMO, gluten free, heavy metal tested, preservative free herbs, dispensed by a licensed Acupuncturist, at a very reasonable price.
With a pharmacopeia of 500 herbs imported from China, Acupuncturists naturally treat illnesses, including anxiety, insomnia, allergies, colds, infections, digestion, and infertility, to name a few. Chinese herbs sold in America are regulated through the Good Manufacturing Process to assure safety and assurance in the purity of the herbs. And YES, Cannabis Sativa is one of our Chinese herbs! You probably won’t get it in your formula though. It is a fantastic herb, but not for everything. We use herbs as needed and more effective herbs are used to quickly and effectively treat many health conditions.
Chinese herbs are not as well-known as other forms of herbs and people are generally surprised that they work so well. These herbs are given to alleviate symptoms within hours to days. These are not vitamin supplements. These are plants grown and harvested because of their medicinal qualities. When given in the right dosages, and combinations, healing is immediate. If you are wondering which herbs are best for you, then call your local licensed acupuncturist and experience the natural medicinal herbs of Chinese medicine.
Contact Nena Watkins:
Oak Cliff Acupuncture located at 210 S. Madison Avenue (Bishop Arts) Dallas, 75208
Call to make appointments: 214-840-3445