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Healing Traditions Oriental Medicine

Gina Mortellaro-Gomez

7114 W. Jefferson Ave., Suite 208 Lakewood, CO 80234 phone: (303) 997-9414

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Tuesday, December 01, 2009
So Many people now a days are turning to more alternative health methods and modalities.  Chinese Medicine, and more specifically, Chinese Herbal Medicine is a time proven medicine, demonstrating it's strength and effectiveness in today's modern world.  Chinese Herbal Medicine can address our modern health care challenges and concerns via not only treating symptoms, but also treating the underlying causes for experienced symptoms, thus bringing the body into balance and harmony and free of ill health.

Let me write today about some basic information on Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Chinese Herbal Medicine is the main modality or treatment method within Oriental & Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM.  TCM is the world’s oldest, continually practiced, professional medicine.  It’s written history stretches back more than 2,500 years and its practice is undoubtedly much older than that.  Although acupuncture was the first Chinese modality to gain wide acceptance in the West, Chinese Herbal Medicine is quickly establishing itself as one of the most popular and effective alternative therapies in the West.  Chinese herbal medicine includes the use of ingredients from the vegetable, animal, & mineral kingdoms.  Chinese herbal medicine can treat the full range of human disease (acute and chronic) with no side effects when correctly prescribed.  Chinese herbal medicine is especially effective for promoting the body’s ability to heal and recuperate.  

Herbal formulas are given in powdered extract form (mixed with water and drank as a tea), pills, tinctures, & tea/decoction form (which involves the cooking of bulk herbs for a short time or longer amount of time [depending on the whether the bulk herbs are powdered or whole] and then they are drank as a tea).  Chinese Herbal Medicine is used as a supplementary treatment to acupuncture and is required to be taken 2-3 times per day.
Note: No endangered species of plants or animals are utilized.

Healing Traditions Oriental Medical Clinic has both an extensive Bulk Herb & Pao Zhi (specially prepared bulk herb medicinals) herbal pharmacy, and an extensive granule concentrate herbal pharmacy, as well as, a number of pre-made herbal formulas on hand coming in the forms of capsules, tablets and tea pills.

Tune in next time for some "Questions and Answers" regarding Chinese Herbal Medicine!

For more information on Oriental Medicine/Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine, or Acupuncture, please contact Gina Mortellaro-Gomez at the Clinic of Healing Traditions Oriental Medicine: 303-997-9414; Emial:; Website:
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