herbal medicine and other
therapies are all synergistic parts of a greater whole.
Each therapy accesses a different process that your body can use to
return to a state of health.
Sometimes just one method is
needed - two or three needles to stop a migraine. Sometimes two methods
are necessary - acupuncture for a few weeks along with herbal decoctions
during allergy season, or acupuncture with moxibustion to ease a painful
Sometimes more is required
- a cooling herbal plaster applied to a swollen sprained ankle, herbal
pills for traumatic injury and some acupuncture. Massage with liniments
over the next two or three visits, combined with acupuncture, help
to eliminate residual swelling and bruising, and can restore normal
range of movement and function very quickly.