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Bodyscapes Herbal Pharmacy
Ellie works with raw herbal teas, pill-form herbs, granules, and tinctures. She maintains a small herb pharmacy at her office, but the majority of herbal prescriptions are custom ordered for each patient in order to insure freshness. She purchases only the finest quality herbs that are free of preservative, sulfites, and additives. Herbal therapy is usually used in combination with acupuncture for optimal results.
Estimated weekly cost: $20-30 (raw herbal teas can be more expensive)
Chinese Herbs Rooted in Taoism
Chinese herbalism has been around for at least 4,000 years. The development of Chinese herbal therapy can be attributed to the Taoists during the Chou dynasty (1027-256 B.C.), China's Golden Age of Philosophy. Taoism is a way of life that supports harmonizing oneself with the natural forces that govern our universe in order to enhance and prolong life.
Chinese Herbs Today
Chinese herbal therapy is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is used extensively by Chinese medical doctors and hospitals in China for the treatment of numerous medical conditions. Chinese herbs are safe and effective, and can be used in conjunction with Western medicine.
What Can Chinese Herbs Treat?
Chinese Herbs can be used to treat virtually all medical conditions. At Bodyscapes, commonly treated conditions include: