The Power of Plant Based Medicine
The use of plants for medicine is a time honored and powerful method of healing. And while pharmaceuticals can be life saving in acute conditions, chronic health issues tend to be better regulated with botanical extracts. Although antibiotics can kill bacteria, they do little to improve resistance to infection. While diuretics can drain excess fluid, they do not improve kidney function. Chinese herbal medicine was formulated to not only manage disease symptoms, but to treat the condition at its root, while strengthening the patient’s overall health. With its focus on restoring normal function, traditional herbalism is the earliest practice of Functional Medicine.
Chinese herbal formulas are made from roots, barks, berries, flowers, and occasionally animal or mineral preparations. Their effectiveness comes from their ability to simultaneously treat the sick body system as well as the supporting vital systems and organs. This is truly “whol-istic” medicine and the right combination of plants for your condition is the key to its results. Although traditionally brewed as a strong tasting tea, modern technology has made it possible to create herbal concentrates that can be encapsulated or easily reconstituted in water for convenience.
Our food is not as nutrient dense as it was in your grandparents’ day. Consequently, we frequently prescribe nutrient “replacements” so you can heal faster. We use plant based supplements whenever practical because plants are where we traditionally get the nutrients that keep us healthy.
As an added benefit of supporting our practice, you receive a 5% discount on any products you purchase from Emerson Ecologics, a distributor of a wide variety of supplements and other health related products that we do not carry. To get the discount you will need to set up an account at EmersonEcologics.com using this link and the code “ZhiShi.”
Once you have established your account you will be able to purchase almost any product they carry and have it shipped directly to you.
We also partner with the Immrama Institute, which offers excellent programs for relaxation and mind/body balancing. This link will allow you to purchase these products at discounted prices.