Herbal medicine is often combined with acupuncture. The synergistic effect of herbs and acupuncture can be more effective than each modality alone. Herbs help rebalance your constitutional issues everyday, not just on the day you receive treatment. Chinese herbal medicine has been developed over centuries of clinical use and is one of the most time-tested systems of internal medicine in the world.
When prescribed correctly, herbal formulas will have no side effects (unless you consider increased energy, better sleep, and a calm mind a ‘side effect’) because they’re balancing the whole body at once. Herbal formulas differ from Western medicines in that they combine 4-15 herbs to balance your unique condition, much like eating a balanced meal rather than taking a mega dose of a single chemical component.