Herbal Formulas and SupplementsHerbal Formulas and Supplements are an integral part of Celestial Crane Oriental Medicine's integrative approach to healing. Prescriptions are based on the individual needs, symptoms, temperament and constitution. Combinations of herbs work synergistically to treat symptoms as well as the underlying causes. Herbal remedies work synergistically with acupuncture and will enhance and prolong the acupuncture treatments. When administered correctly, herbal formulas rarely cause unwanted side effects and often provide a safe and natural alternative to over-the-counter and prescription medications.
Herbal formulas are always prescribed with consideration of any potential side effects or contra-indications of medications one may be concurrently taking. Often, in consultation with your Western Medical Provider, medications can be reduced as the acupuncture and other remedies begin to take effect.
Supplements are sometimes prescribed to provide the body with vitamins and minerals that are required to keep the body functioning at peak levels and are often lacking in today's over-processed, nutrient-depleted foods.
Only the most highly respected companies and the most stringently tested herbs and supplements available are prescribed. Chinese herbs are from US-based companies trading in herbs mostly from Taiwan, and all are strictly controlled and follow Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP) rules. Supplements prescribed are high-quality, pharmaceutical grade and usually available to practitioners only.