Herbology is much older than acupuncture, originating back to more than 3500 years ago. Herbology is the use of natural plants, minerals and some animals in origin in order to prevent or treat illness. Herbs are administered in capsules, extracts, infusions—teas, herbal liquor—medicinal wines, tinctures and in ointments, plasters, pastes, poultices and essential oils. Chinese herbalism and Kampo, its Japanese equivalent, also offers unique advice regarding what foods can help or hinder one’s health, to stimulate the immune system as well as provide beneficial nutrients. Formulas are individually tailored for each person.
Dr. Gena will determine if herbs will be beneficial to your overall treatment of care. If you are interested in taking herbs, you can discuss it during your initial appointment.