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Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is nature’s key to achieving balance. Navigating the maze of alternative medicine and alternative therapies can sometimes feel like an overwhelming expedition. With a myriad of options on the horizon, the uncertainty of choosing the right path looms large. The choices can seem endless, especially when you dive deep into the world of active ingredients in a vast array of products.

Natural products have a wide range, ranging from age-old botanicals like allium sativum to modern-day remedies with antiviral properties. However, amidst this vast landscape of herbal wonders, there’s a silver lining of hope and efficacy. Imagine harnessing the potent powers of plants, roots, and herbs that have been revered by ancient civilizations, some even predating recorded history. The prospect becomes even more compelling when we realize that these very natural concoctions could rival and sometimes even surpass the effectiveness of some contemporary conventional drugs.

Today, backed by tradition and emerging scientific research, herbal medicine stands at the forefront, beckoning us to rediscover nature’s vast pharmacy and its potential to bring about holistic healing and equilibrium.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

It’s a common misconception to label Chinese medicine as “New Age.” The truth is that Chinese herbal medicine, a branch of traditional Chinese medicine, dates back to 2800 B.C.E. Its records penned by Shen Nong speak volumes of its effectiveness. He focused on botanical extracts and a vast variety of conditions.

Our Source: Plants!

What’s fascinating is that many of these remedies use plant sources like allium sativum and black cohosh, known for their anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. While some have potential side effects, such as allergic reactions or other adverse effects, these risks can be navigated by a trained health care provider.

Blending Traditions at Inner Ocean Center for Healing

In the expansive realm of botanical medicine, the diversity and richness of healing plants is truly astounding. From the invigorating properties of American ginseng to the adaptogenic benefits of Asian ginseng, there’s a treasure trove of remedies that nature has bestowed upon us. But, to navigate this vast expanse requires expertise and deep-rooted knowledge.

Our team of dedicated healthcare professionals delves deep into the myriad of traditional medicines from across the globe. By interweaving the principles of Western herbal therapy, the ethereal essence of plant spirit medicine, and the age-old tenets of Chinese herbal wisdom, we are able to tailor-make solutions. Rather than offering a one-size-fits-all remedy, our holistic approach ensures that each individual receives a treatment plan meticulously crafted to address their unique health challenges and constitution.

In this confluence of traditions, there’s an acknowledgment of our ancestors’ profound wisdom while embracing contemporary insights. It’s a harmonious blend that seeks to celebrate the best of all worlds, and it’s our mission to bring these bespoke, nature-driven solutions to you, ensuring optimal well-being and harmony.

Your Herbal Odyssey

When you delve into the realm of herbal supplements, it’s essential to understand active ingredients and potential adverse drug interactions, especially if you’re on counter medicines, blood-thinning medications, or birth control pills. Some, like blood thinners, can interfere with herbs known for blood clotting properties. It’s always crucial to consider drug interactions and consult your healthcare provider before introducing any herbal products.

For instance, while herbal medications like those containing salicylic acid may be helpful for medical conditions like sore throats, they might cause dry mouth as a negative side effect. Meanwhile, some herbal ingredients can work wonders in boosting energy levels or managing chronic diseases.

The COVID Era: Herbal Versus Conventional Medicine

In the face of the unprecedented global pandemic, the importance of fortifying our body’s natural defenses has come to the forefront. Remarkably, herbal solutions have emerged amidst the myriad of medical interventions and strategies, showcasing their incredible potency and potential. These botanical aids, sourced from nature’s vast arsenal, have played a pivotal role in fortifying the body’s defenses against respiratory infections and facilitating a smoother post-vaccination recovery. 

As we await more conclusive study results, it’s crucial to approach these herbal solutions with a balanced perspective, appreciating their worth while also understanding the need for continued research and validation.

Herbal Medicine: Let’s Dive In Together

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At Inner Ocean Center for Healing, we prioritize your well-being. Given the complex world of medicinal plants and potential adverse reactions or bad reactions, a comprehensive consultation is crucial. Whether you’re curious about the impact of Chinese medicine on heart disease or health conditions, the pros and cons of commercial products, or wish to dive deep into herbal therapy, our experts are here for you.

Always remember it’s vital to consult before mixing prescription medicines or prescription drugs with herbal remedies. Your health journey deserves the utmost care and attention.

Health Insurance Benefits

Our practice accepts insurance for Acupuncture! We work with all types of insurance including United Healthcare, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Anthem, Tri-West, Liberty Healthshare, and the VA.
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Please click on the link below and complete our brief online form. We will contact you as soon as we verify your benefits, usually within 24-48 hours.

Interested in trying acupuncture?

To get started on your healing journey, we highly recommend speaking with a senior practitioner about your healing needs. The best provider for you and your current health challenges will be recommended along with an opportunity for you to ask questions about our healing center and how we practice. If you already have a provider who you know you would like to work with, click here.

Interested in trying acupuncture?

To get started on your healing journey, we highly recommend speaking with a senior practitioner about your healing needs. The best provider for you and your current health challenges will be recommended along with an opportunity for you to ask questions about our healing center and how we practice. If you already have a provider who you know you would like to work with, click here.

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