Robert Youngs Acupuncture's Herbal Formulas:
We have created modern versions of Classic Chinese Herbal Formulas used effectively to treat disease for hundreds of years. Through scientific research and clinical experience, these herbal formulas have been found to be effective yet gentle with few to no side effects unlike western pharmaceuticals. We welcome questions and and are available for herbal consults, or see your local acupuncturist. Many of the Herbal Formulas we use are Available in the STORE.
Chinese Herbs Dose Size:
This is one of the most common sticking points for western patients raised on pharmaceuticals; you have to take a lot of them. It is also one of the best things about Chinese Herbs. Here's a new way to think about it:
They are "healing foods"! A normal dose of Chinese herbs is 6-8 capsules three times a day. They are very effective and well worth it -natural is better!
In western culture, people are used to taking one tiny pill, it works within minutes and then the side effects last for months to years. Herbs work more slowly and gently, but have few to no side effects!
Chinese Herbs and Health:
Thousands of years of study and practical application have gone into Traditional Chinese Medicine's herbal formulas. There is an herbal formula for just about every modern disease. In addition to internal diseases, herbs are also used topically for cuts and sores, or for strained muscles and tendons.
Formulas Vs. Single Herbs:
Combining herbs into a formula has a synergistic effect making them more powerful than using the same single herbs on their own. In a traditional Chinese herbal formula, there can be herbs to guide to the affected body area, herbs to tonify, and herbs to move the blood & qi. Often as many as 12-15 different herbs will be used in a formula.
Herbs are powerful supplements with little or no side effects. They are one hundred percent natural and can consist of plant, animal and mineral substances. Since they are organic in nature, they are taken in much higher doses than one might be used to when taking western drugs. We use herbs from companies that have very strict quality control standards.
How To Take Formulas:
The herbal formulas we use are in capsule or pill form but are also available in a powder that you can mix into hot water. They are generally taken three times a day. Since they are organic in nature, they are taken in much higher dosages than one might be used to when taking western drugs.
The most important thing about herbs is to take them - if you take them every day, as instructed, they will work wonders for your health.
Many of the Herbal Formulas we use are Available in the STORE.
Premium Pharmaceutical-Grade Chinese Herbal Medicine
We use Qualiherb products, made by Sheng Chang Pharmaceuticals, a Tier-One herb manufacturer in Taiwan. Tier One products are the highest grade herbal medicines in the world, meeting pharmaceutical quality and manufacturing standards..
Tier One products are professional-grade, used in hospitals and herbal clinics around the world.
To understand the importance of using pharmaceutical-grade herbal medicine we need to look at the varying levels of GMP:
The Three Levels of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
1. Food GMP
2. Supplement GMP
- For nutritional & herbal supplements
- Some herb/supplement companies meet this standard
3. Pharmaceutical GMO
- For prescription drugs & top-grade supplements
- Very few herb/supplement companies meet this standard
Herbal Raw Material Testing
All of these must be rigorously and consistently tested for in all products and facilities that are pharmaceutical GMP-certified, such as Qualiherb
Chromatography) & HPLC (High-Performance Liquid Chromatography)
Fingerprint of identity and quality with TLC (Thin Layer
Macroscopic & Microscopic Analysis
Heavy Metals - Qualiherb's heavy metal testing is equal to or better
than any other herbal supplement company, as it meets Pharm. GMP
Active or marker compounds