Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the oldest health care systems in the world.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
The theory of Chinese Medicine provides a comprehensive way of at looking at the body. Often, seemingly unrelated symptoms will all correspond to one Chinese Medical diagnosis. In treating the body based on your individual diagnosis, we are able to address the root cause of your body’s imbalance
There are hundreds of individual substances commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine. Most of these herbs are derived from part of a plant, but some are sourced from animals and minerals. Several herbs are quite common and you may find them in and around your home such as ginger, cinnamon, garlic, chrysanthemum and peony flowers.
Chinese herbs are most commonly prescribed in a formula or mixture of around 8-15 individual herbs. The subtle characteristics of each individual herb has been studied over the years, and these formulas have been carefully crafted to create a delicate synergy between the herbs and in the body. Most of the herbal formulas I prescribe have been compacted into a pill form making them very easy to take.
These herbs are extensively tested for safety and undergo tests for toxic materials, lead, bacteria and many other potentially harmful substances. I trust the safety of the herbs that I prescribe and encourage my patients to ask questions if they have any concerns.
Knowing when and how to prescribe Chinese Herbal formulas is a very important component to the success of your TCM treatment. Although herbs are not needed in every case, there are times when they make all the difference. I have been well trained in the use of Chinese herbal formulas and know how to safely and effectively add them to your treatment plan.
Sara Bates Acupuncture
"Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease" - Hippocrates
Sara is a Colorado state licensed acupuncturist in Fort Collins, Colorado. She provides treatments to patients looking for healing, pain relief, hormone balance, and the tools to feel empowered in their health care decisions.
We're well into the spring season and I'm seeing a lot of people in the clinic with some liver/gallbladder imbalances so I thought I'd take a minute to address it and what you can do on your own to help correct those imbalances. In Chinese Medicine, the liver and...read more
Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies; NCCAOM Diplomate of Acupuncture; Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine; Specialty in Womens Health; DONA trained Birth Doula; Yoga Teacher with additional training in pre and post natal yoga.