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Chinese Herbs

"Look deep, deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." -Albert Einstein


Herbal Medicine - Brooke Moen Acupuncture & Personalized Medicine in Burlington, Vermont

The Chinese Herbal Pharmacopeia is unsurpassed in history and complexity. As students, we learn around 400 herbs; taste, temperature, channels entered, function, indication, and contraindication. Then we learn particular formulas for specific diagnoses. What makes Chinese Herbalism special is differential diagnosis and synergy; the herbs are combined very specifically to support your particular physiology, and to enhance the effectiveness of the overall formula.

Herbs can be taken raw, powdered, in tinctures, or in pills. Generally pills and powders are the easiest to take.

Because they are plant-based and by prescription, Chinese herbs rarely have side-effects. It is important that we discuss all medications and your typical diet, so as to provide the best support for you, with no adverse interactions.



Pollutants in Chinese Herbs

Lately there has been a lot more press regarding concern over the toxicity of Chinese Herbs due to pesticide and other contamination in China. This is good; it enhances awareness and pushes growers and exporters to move toward safer practices.

As a patient, you should know we are committed to only using herbs and herbal products that are third-party tested and whenever possible, 100% organic. Although Chinese Herbs by definition come from China, we do try to frequently use locally-grown herbs and Vermont-based supplement companies.

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(802) 777-2276
2 Church Street, Suite 4I
Burlington, VT 05401