With education and training in traditions of Eastern and Western herbalism, your acupuncturist is also a Clinical Herbalist, utilizing substances from the Western and Chinese Materia Medicas to augment therapeutic success. Plant medicine has been used from time immemorial on every continent and throughout all cultures. Modern clinical trials around the world continue to test hundreds, if not thousands, of botanical substances. Many are often found to work just as well, if not better, than prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical medication, without the unwanted side effects.
Up until the invention and prevalence of the Patent system of medicine, Western doctors, pharmacists and hospitals routinely combined botanicals with pharmaceuticals – as they continue to do in many countries in Europe and Asia – to great clinical success. Why limit our treatment options to one tool when we can combine tools to save time, money and lives, and better protect our health and the health of our loved ones? When used correctly, under guidance of a qualified professional, herbal medicine is both safe and effective. We have the tools at our fingertips. And often, growing right under our feet!
Herbal consultations are offered at a $20 – 40 sliding scale, plus cost of medicine. We carry herbs that are safe for everyone from babies to elders, including pregnant and nursing people, and people taking medications. We carry a wide range of herbal options at prices to fit any budget. Herbal consultations are also offered at no extra charge with acupuncture consultations.
Most of our herbs and extracts are sourced from our activities with our sister business, Amphoterica Botanicals. Local herbs are organically grown, or wildcrafted sustainably, then processed and compounded on-site into traditional blends, or for later formulation as custom-made remedies tailored to the individual. Small-batch medicine means herbs and ingredients are always fresh, relationships are cultivated with local growers and plant stands, and plants are not over-harvested for mass production.
We are also proud to carry Evergreen Herbs, a Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal company that guarantees high quality herbs free of chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, and microorganisms. These extracts and formulas have a history of use in hospitals and clinics in China and around the world.
From their website: “Repeated testing ensures that we deliver the safest, highest quality products to you. On average, our herbs must pass 15 tests before reaching you. “Seed to Shelf” Consciousness, promoted by Dr. David Eisenberg of Harvard University, is an approach to tracking herbs and maintaining accountability from the origin as seeds, through planting, maturation, harvesting, processing, and testing, until the herbs are delivered to you. Evergreen Herbs employs the following safety processes and checks to assure safety, quality, and ultimately, clinical efficacy. These processes and commitments are why Evergreen Herbs are good for you and why medical professionals choose Evergreen.”