Chinese herbs are not supplements you find in stores. They are plants, minerals and animals that have been used for thousands of years which have been proven to have medicinal properties. Herbs are usually not taken alone but in the form of a formula (a compilation of single herbs for a specific diagnosis).
Formulas can be tablets, powder, tincture or raw. The practitioner will prescribe the type that best suits your needs. We only purchase from reputable companies who test and process their herbs according to US govt standards. This will ensure the elimination of harmful chemicals that may be present in the soil where the herbs were grown.
Herbs, like acupuncture, are used to help regulate the free flow of Qi. Herbs are used in conjunction with acupuncture to help maintain a treatment. It is especially useful in chronic illnesses such as allergies, headaches, arthritis, etc.