Chinese herbs form an integral part of a patient’s treatment. They can be as effective, and in some cases, more effective than acupuncture treatment alone. Your practitioner will decide if a course of herbal treatment is appropriate for your individual case.
Herbs can be applied externally, or taken internally in various forms such as pills, powders (granules), solutions, and medicinal wines. Your herbal prescription from Ancient Traditions will more than likely be in powder form, which you will mix into hot water and drink as a tea. For more acute conditions, or for conditions that need stronger treatment, raw herbs will be prescribed for you to boil and drink as a tea.
Granules are supplied by Legendary Herbs, a leader in safety and quality of Chinese herbal products in the United States. They use granule extracts produced by Tianjiang Pharmaceutical. “Tianjiang Pharmaceutical has exacting standards and processes to assure the safety, consistency and efficacy of each and every batch of granule extracts it produces. Tianjiang’s raw material quality control is second to none. Correctly identified botanicals are grown in 320 traditional, authentic production regions in a network of GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certified farms in 22 provinces. Product identity and potency is confirmed through a combination of traditional quality assessment and modern chemical analysis; in fact, Tianjiang produces the definitive TLC (thin layer chromatography) identification standards used by the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. Tianjiang’s products surpass the most stringent global requirements for heavy metals, pesticide residues and microbiology. These granules are far and away the industry leader in China, they are used by over 30 million patients in over 1000 Chinese hospitals, and are exported to 22 countries around the world. Numerous academic publications and dozens of clinical trials are based on Tianjiang’s granules (http://www.legendaryherbs.com/products/granules.html).”