| Introdution |
Dr. Timothy Yeh prescribes herbal medicine for patients on an individual basis. He has mastered the use of classical herbal formulas, that have been handed down from the emperor's royal physician of the Qin dynasty. Each person is different, every individual's needs are different, each illness is caused by different reasons, so the prescriptions vary with every patient. They are tailored for the individual and the herbs change throughout the course of treatment.
Unfortunately, there are many people who read an article in a magazine and run to the nearest nutrition store, grocery store, mail order catalog, or drug store to get "healthy". They look for single herbs or formulated herbs, not realizing the dosage, quality, nature, property, and entering system of these natural herbs. Even though these herbs pose little or no side effect when utilized by a skilled physician, it is still medicine - requiring the supervision by qualified authority.
Each herb is unique and must not be mishandled. Internally cold-natured patients cannot use certain herbs; internally hot-natured patients cannot use certain herbs. Some herbs cannot be used in combination, while pregnant women, lactating women, small children, or the elderly cannot use certain other herbs.
Qualified herbalists go through intense training and are taught everything about individual herbs and herbal formulas. The dosages have to be regulated, conflicting herbs cannot be used together, the stages of patients need to be monitored, and the herbal formulas need to be changed according to the change in the patient's condition. Although natural, herbs are not to be played with carelessly and unknowingly.
| Can I take Herbal Medicine |
Herbal medicine has been used successfully in North and South America, New Zealand, Europe, Africa and all throughout Asia. Because it is tailored for the body's specific needs, it is safe, effective, and works well if prescribed by a skilled and credible herbal specialist.
| What is Herbal Medicine |
An important part of natural medicine is the proper use of herbs. These herbs are very powerful and effective for treating many acute and chronic diseases because they contain live cells, nutrients, active enzymes and phytochemicals that directly benefit the human body. Our herbal medicine department features imported single herbs as well as herbal formulas. These medicinal herbs are prescribed individually and will change throughout the course of treatment along with the body's changing needs. People are different. What is needed by the body varies from person to person. Illnesses have different causes, so the prescriptions cannot be the same. Dr. Timothy Yeh has mastered the use of classical herbal formulas, that have been handed down from the emperor's royal physician of the Qin dynasty. Dr. Yeh uses herbal medicine in conjunction with clinical treatment to maximize the healing process.
Herbal medicine is a main treatment method within natural medicine, which is the oldest, continually practiced professional medicine. It is based on an individualized pattern diagnosed as well as a disease diagnosis. Your pattern is made up of signs, symptoms, emotions, temperament, and overall body composition. The written herbal prescription is designed to treat the individual pattern as well as the symptom or disease. An herbal medicine prescription may include 6 to 18 different herbs. The majority of herbs are derived from the plant kingdom, using the radix, rhizoma, folium, and fructus of the plant, depending on the nature of the illness. Herbal medicine is a complete and scientific medicine, containing physical, biological, and chemical properties.
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| What are the origins of Herbs |
The majority of herbs are from vegetable sources and may include the leaf, flower, twig, fruit, stem, root, tuber, rhizome, and bark. Some herbs are from animal and mineral sources.
| How are Herbal Medicine taken |
Drinking a liquid, which is prepared by boiling the selected herbs. The liquid form allows the practitioner maximum flexibility in writing a prescription. The right amounts and alternating herbs may be adjusted as the pattern of disease changes. The formula can be changed frequently, if necessary. And the liquid form tends to be more potent than other means of administration. The liquid form tends to taste very bitter because they are made mostly from roots and bark where the strongest medicinal phytochemical ingredients are found.
There are also herbal pills, tinctures, and powdered extracts for those who do not have the time or taste for drinking the more traditional liquid form. Pills and powders are good for:
Prolonged administration for chronic diseases, where formulas do not need to be very potent, and Where formulas do not need to be changed very often. Pills and powders are also commonly used to continue therapeutic results after successful initial treatment with liquid herbal medicine.
| Do Herbal Medicine have side effects |
Most of the components of natural herbal medicine have a very low toxicity to even common, over-the-counter chemical drugs. Herbal medicine has been used for over 4000 years, proving that it is a safe and effective method of treatment for many ailments. It is a part of the traditional medical system. If you experience any discomfort while taking herbal medicine, tell your specialist, who will modify the formula until there are no side effects.
| What are Herbal Medicine good for |
Natural herbal medicines treat a full range of diseases because it promotes the body's ability to heal and recover from illness. It is used to treat:
Acute Diseases: intestinal flu, common cold, flu, cough, bronchitis, tonsilitis, pneumonia, gastroenteritis, hepatitis, measles, chicken pox, etc.
Chronic Diseases: allergies, asthma, viral diseases, gynecological diseases, immune and auto-immune system diseases, arthritis, diabetes, reproductive system disorders, weight disorders, MS, etc.
Degenerative Diseases: premature aging, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, menopause syndrome, hair loss and hair graying, etc.
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| Can pregnent women take Herbal Medicine |
Yes, Dr. Timothy Yeh is skillful enough to write effective prescriptions that are appropriate for pregnant women and lactating mothers.
| Can Children take Herbal Medicine |
Yes, Dr. Timothy Yeh was a pediatrician and he is skillful enough to write effective prescriptions for children. Herbal medicines are especially effective in treating illnesses, such as flu, colic, chicken pox, measles, colds, bronchitis, meningitis, asthma, allergies, skin rash, fussiness of teething, ear ache, diarrhea, sore throat, and fever in babies and children.
| How do I know if a practitioner is skilled in Herbal Medicine |
Although herbal medicines are safe when prescribed by a trained and knowledgeable practitioner, they are strong medicines. Patients should ask about where the practitioner was trained, how long the training was, how long he/she has been practice, and what experience the practitioner has had in treating the patient's specific ailment. Most important, find out the background of the herbal medicine specialist. (e.g. experience, knowledge, years of education, years of practice, good reputation, RESULTS, etc.) Ask about the qualifications first. In the state of California, the Board of Medical Quality Assurance certifies those who pass a state board qualifying examination.
We hope that you have found answers to questions about herbal medicine. To locate a qualified herbal specialist, contact us
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