Chinese Herbal Medicine has been used for thousands of years as a treatment for many illnesses. Used alone or in conjunction with acupuncture it can be very powerful yet also very safe. Unlike pharmaceuticals which are isolated compounds in relatively high concentration, Chinese herbal formulas contain multiple herbs providing very small quantities of any one compound. Furthermore, these herbs act to balance each other and bring balance to the system. Herbal medications can be given as tablets, granules, liquids.
Sophie is a 2 year old who has had way too many problems for her young age. She has had her cruciate ligament in her knee repaired as well as a vertebral disc rupture. Wanting to play and be crazy like a dog of her age should, she looked like an old lady getting up and was only able to play for short stretches at a time. The non steroidal anti-inflammatory Rimadyl was able to help her but her mom did not want her to be on that for the rest of her life. Luckily, she sought alternative treatment. Thankfully, acupuncture and just the right herbal formula have made a tremendous difference for Sophie. She is now feeling great and only taking her herbal formula.