Who can take Chinese herbal medicine?
Chinese medicine can be used by people of any age. Your practitioner will take any previous and current illness, and medication into account before prescribing herbs to you. With proper adjustments for dosage and with some provisos which will be determined by your practitioner, children and pregnant women can very well be treated by Chinese medicine.
Are Chinese Herbs Safe?
Chinese Herbs are very safe when prescribed correctly by a properly trained practitioner. Adverse reactions can occur with any form of medicine, in the case of Chinese herbal medicine these are rare. Our practitioners are all fully qualified and experienced, assuring the highest standard of practice and safety.
What are the Chinese herbs like and how much will they cost?
Chinese herbs are now available in a number of formats, both traditional and modern. The traditional method is to boil a mixture of dried herbs to make a tea or to use Chinese herbal pills. The herbs are also now prescribed as concentrated dried powders. The herbs will at first taste unusual and often bitter to anyone who has not tried them before, but the vast majority of people get used to the taste very quickly.
The cost of Chinese herbs varies depending on your illness and individual practitioner. You should enquire about charges when making your appointment. Many private health insurance companies are now covering acupuncture and a few will also pay for herbal treatment. You should check with your insurance company first.
What can be treated by Chinese medicine?
Chinese medicine is successfully used for a wide range of conditions including: Skin, Cardiovascular, Gastro-intestinal, Respiratory, Rheumatic, Psychological, Urinary and Gynecological disorders, also Male's disease and Eyes, Nose and Throat disease etc.
How can I get treatment ？
For a new patient, a consultation must be made with the Chinese medicine Doctor before the treatment can be taken. For a subsequent visit, it is advised that repeat prescribed herbs should be purchased after seeing the doctor again since the doctor may not only alter your herbal prescription but also monitor your progress.
Is an appointment always necessary?
No, we will try our best to fit you in if you want to see a doctor without an appointment. However it is advised to make an appointment in advance to avoid waiting.
How many treatments do I need?
The total number of treatment required varies depending on the nature and severity of the problem. Your practitioner will discuss this with you.