Acupuncture Decatur specializes in
165 Dekalb Industrial Way, Suite D
Decatur, GA 30030
In Chinese herbal medicine plants
are used in combination and are known as herbal formulas.
| Most of the
pharmaceuticals used today are derived from plants.
Why? Because everyone recognizes the healing power
of plants. The
Chinese have been using plants as medicine for thousands
of years, and it is still a very important part of
their healthcare.decatur acupuncture
The number of herbal formulas is limited only
by the number of plants in existence. There are hundreds
of classical herbal formulas that have been used for
thousands of years and are still in use today. These
formulas are treasured as the brilliant legacies of
of Chinese herbal medicine was Shen Non, a legendary
emperor who is also considered the originator of agriculture
and the inventor of the plow. Peter Eckman, in his
book In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor,
relates the following about Shen Non:
He is reputed to have
gained his knowledge by self-experimentation, in which
he poisoned himself up to eighty times a day..[He
had] a magical whisk which revealed if plants were
poisonous or not, and also disclosed their nature...[and]
a transparent body that allowed him to see how each
herb affected the different parts inside his body.
If an organ became poisoned, he could see it, and
This is just one example of the Chinese
herbalists' mastery. They completely understood the
laws of nature, lived within them, and helped others
to do the same.
Today, Chinese herbal formulas take many forms.
Some practitioners prescribe raw, dried herbs to be decocted
into teas. Others prescribe pre-made formulas in the form
of pills, capsules, tinctures or powders. What makes herbalism
extremely powerful is the herbalist's ability to modify
formulas to fit the needs of each individual's condition.
What to Expect
I modify many of the formulas I prescribe because
I understand that your body, mind, heart and spirit are
unique. If you'd like a customized
herbal formula, schedule a one-hour consultation for $75.
Thereafter, you will need to schedule a 30-minute consultation
at least once a month for as long as you wish to receive
herbal treatment. Follow-up consultations cost $38.
The cost of a consultation does not
include the cost of the herbs. Herbs generally cost between
$10-$25 per week, depending on the amount and form needed.
To Make an Appointment
Make an appointment online at acupuncture.genbook.com.
Or, feel free to give me a call at 404-863-9900.
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