Robert& Tao Herbs & Acupuncture Clinic 同義堂中醫針灸中心

In China, acupuncture and moxibustion have been used as routine clinical procedures for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves using fine needles to pierce specific body areas, while moxibustion is the burning of moxa (the leaf of the Chinese wormwood tree) to provide a warming effect. Acupuncture and moxibustion are considered complimentary forms of treatment and are commonly used together. They have been widely adopted by the general public for its wide range of applications, good results and convenience of use.

The practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), or Acupuncture as it is known in the West, has a long and dynamic history, which began to take form nearly 5000 years ago. In our practice, we emphasize on taking each individual into account as a whole entity, rather than simply treating "diseases".

We use painless and disposable needles. It's secure and painless. We do not touch the pain area, we use far away acu puncture points which are more effective, and will achieve the best result with tender care. such as H.I.V.D (Herniated Intervertebra Disc ) usually two - three visits, most of the pain stops, and will get recovered after several visits.

Except pains, we also can treat a lot of internal problems, weight loss, sugar diabetes and get very good result.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is the substantial counterpart to the energetic medicine of acupuncture. Many treatments for internal disc Harmonies or chronic conditions can greatly benefit from the use of Chinese herbal therapies.

We offer: Formulated herbs from consultation Ready-made herbal supplements Concentrated herbal powder.

Chinese Herbs is one of the most shinning diamonds in the Chinese cultural treasure Island. We've gathered thousands of years experience, billions of human clinical tests and collected the best from nature.

Most people think the Chinese herbs results are slow. This is not true. For instance , the flue or cold. In the onset one only need one to two packages of herbs, and it will be gone. We usually use only 1-3 packages for treatments, for nourishing we use more, It can get both short and long terms result We use both inside and outside herbs therapies.

We use best brand( plum flower) herbs, It's safe and has no any chemical in it, though it cost more to us. We can also cook herbs for our patients if they need.

What is the proper way to make a herbal decoction?

Just like cooking, it is important to follow the proper steps. Incorrect preparation may impact on the intended effects.

Just like cooking, it is important to follow the proper steps. Incorrect preparation may impact on the intended effects.

A ceramic clay or crockery pot with a lid works best; however, an enamel or glass pot can also be used. Iron, aluminium and copper pots should be avoided because chemical interaction can occur and affect the original nature of the ingredients.

Uncontaminated cool water is best. Physicians may recommend using rice wine or a combination of water and wine for certain types of decoctions.

Add water until the herbs are lightly submerged; soak for 20-30 minutes so the effective contents can be easily extracted when boiled. Bring to a boil quickly and then turn the heat down as required for the time given.

The specific time and heat used in preparing your decoction are determined by the properties and nature of the ingredients. Generally, cold and flu or purgative decoctions are boiled on high heat for 20-30 minutes. Tonic or other decoctions that contain rich sticky substances are decocted for a longer time (approximately one hour) with mild heat and more water. In order to achieve the best results, your physician should clarify what type of decoction you are preparing, the appropriate amount of water that should be used and how long it should be boiled.

The herbal compounds and the liquids are commonly boiled down to one glass or 250ml. Then it should be filtered into a container while straining the dregs. If the decocted herbal ingredients are overheated or burnt, the whole decoction should be discarded because damaged ingredients can produce undesirable effects.

Certain ingredients must be treated differently due to their special properties. If they are in your prescription, the ingredients are usually packed separately. For example, shells and minerals have to be smashed and decocted first; volatile and aromatic substances like peppermint and Amomum fruits are added near the end and are cooked for 5 minutes only. Substances like Biond Magnolia flower and Plantain seed must be wrapped in gauze, because they make the decoction turbid or irritate the throat. Expensive substances such as deer horn and ginseng are sliced and boiled separately, so that their active ingredients are not affected by other herbs. Their decoctions can either be taken together with other decoctions or drunk separately. Some colloid ingredients like honey or malt sugar should be melted into the warm finished decoction directly. Some rare aromatic substances like musk are ground into powder and taken with a decoction or lukewarm water.

If preparing your own decoction seems like a daunting task, many herbal shops and physicians can provide this service when asked.

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