About Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine has been an integral aspect of Chinese medicine since it’s inception in the 3rd century BC. Due to its demonstrated clinical effectiveness, Chinese herbal medicine has survived for thousands of years. To this day, Chinese herbal medicine still provides an important role in China’s healthcare system.

In addition to providing effective treatment for a wide range of health disorders, Chinese herbal medicine is an efficient tool for prevention and health maintenance. This stems from the herbs’ ability to strengthen major systems of the body such as the immune, endocrine, and cardiovascular systems.

All herbs used at Franklin Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine are of the highest quality. The herbs are tested for heavy metals, pesticide residues, bacteria, yeast, and mold. Each herb is tested by FDA approved third party laboratories located within the United States. Most of the herbs used in the herbal formulas are organic. A conventionally grown herb may be used when an organic version is unavailable at the time of production.

When prescribed by a properly trained practitioner, Chinese herbs are safe and effective. This is the result of several thousand years of practical experience with herbs. As with any form of medicine, adverse reactions can occur. In the case of Chinese herbal medicine, these occurrences are very rare.