The duration of a course of Chinese herbs varies according to the nature of the complaint and the patient’s general lifestyle and state of health. Melissa will develop a treatment plan specific to your needs.
Chinese herbs may be taken in conjunction with most prescription drugs without interaction or side effects. Please make Melissa aware of any medication or other herbs you are taking during your initial consultation.
Chinese herbal formulas have various tastes, they can be sweet, sour, bitter, spicy or bland. Melissa will select a combination of tastes that will suit your body and palate.
Chinese medicinal herbs are best prescribed by a trained herbalist. Herbalists undergo in depth training regarding appropriate dosages and combinations of single herbs in order to create a formula that suits you. Herbal ingredients are selected from trustworthy companies that are certified as having Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and testing for heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides.
Chinese Medicine is generally considered to be safe but occasionally (as with all health treatments), may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases. The most common are digestive upsets and gas/bloating depending on the body’s ability to digest the herbs. Taking the formula after a meal may alleviate these symptoms in most cases. Be sure to discuss any concerns with Melissa during consultations.