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Chinese Herbal Formulations
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers an extremely valuable, rich, lengthy, and extensive herbal treatment history. Within it are thousands of years of development and research which we benefit from greatly today. As opposed to some forms of herbalism and western medicine, Chinese herbs are often used in formulas instead of being used singularly in larger amounts. Formulas allow you to blend herbs to enhance their positive effects and reduce or eliminate any negative side effects they may have,making them a safer alternative to single herbs. These formulas take years and years of practice to master and many formulations are kept within families and or generations of teacher-student transmissions. This rich tradition is a very valuable gift from previous generations.

The true benefit of this herbal tradition, as with acupuncture, is that it allows practitioners to blend formulas to match each patient and their signs and symptoms exactly. While standard formulations (often called patents) are successful in treating common and acute conditions, by creating a custom formula, you can increase the clinical effectiveness of the herbal formula for the patient. This is best for hard to treat or chronic conditions. For the patient this ideally means faster results with less side-effects.


You should never attempt herbal treatment without proper training as some Chinese herbs can interact with certain western medications or have side-effects when not used in proper amounts. If you are interested in learning how Chinese herbs may be able to help you, please schedule and appointment for an herbal consultation by calling 805-770-0909.


Hara Healing Center in Carpinteria, CA

Your Full Service Wellness Center, offering Acupuncture, Massage, Chinese Herbs, Qi Gong and Yoga in beautiful Carpinteria Califormia. 

Serving the Carpinteria, Montecito, Summerland and Santa Barbara communities.