Continuing my last post, what are some conditions that we see good results using herbal formulas for? Because allergies are a big problem in the area, one of our best sellers is a formula based on a classic formula called bi yan pian. We have several formulas for allergies actually; for acute conditions, chronic, or where there is infection involved. Many of our patients end up discontinuing their prescribed or over the counter medications. I use more than one formula for migraine that can be great for treating the underlying cause, andwe use a really good formula that treats several skin conditions. We have a weight loss formula that people swear by. There is a formula that is a very good natural way to treat insomnia. And we have more than one formula to treat menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats. Some of the best formulas we have treat stress and anxiety. Many of these formulas are tonic formulas, so they are also treating the underlying condition and not just the symptoms. That is really the goal with Chinese herbs, to find the deep underlying cause of the condition and treat that, so we are moving towards cure and not just maintenance. From 15 years of prescribing Chinese herbs and using the feedback from our patients (and ourselves) we have many formulas that we feel are the best of the best, and those are the only ones we will use.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond