Chinese herbs are often used in conjunction with acupuncture for added therapeutic effect. While many cultures have herbal medicine traditions, the sophistication of Chinese herbal medicine is unsurpassed. Chinese herbal medicine has a long history reaching back several thousand years, and the resulting system is now used to treat everything from the common cold to certain types of cancer.
There are thousands of herbs in the Chinese materia medica, of which about 300 are commonly used. You will generally receive a mixture of several different herbs in a formula that has been tailored to your condition. Chinese herbs are safer and have less side-effects than prescription medications. The side-effects from Chinese herbs are rare with the most common being digestive problems. They can actually be taken to reduce the side-effects of certain prescription medications. However, it depends on the prescription medications being taking on whether or not it is beneficial to take at the same time as the Chinese herbs. This must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis
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