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Acupuncture & Wellness

Brendan Carney

Licensed Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist

1647 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02465
Newton / Boston Acupuncture

Appointments (617) 584-1450

Chinese Herbs

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Chinese Herbal Medicine is a unique and powerful medicine that utilizes plants, minerals and some animal substances to help treat and alleviate everything from the common cold to stroke. Chinese Medical texts dating as far back as the 3rd century prove the rich and full history of this medicine.
In China, herbal medicine is often used alone or in combination with acupuncture. Additionally it is fully integrated into western style hospitals. Herbal Medicine is particularly useful to help individuals who may be stuck in a problematic cycle and acupuncture alone isn’t proving as effective as we would like.

The benefit of Chinese Herbal medicine is that it’s a formula that is created by the practitioner specifically for each patient. This allows a high degree of accuracy in prescribing the medicinals and creates more desirable results than some western medicines.

Chinese Herbal Medicine can be taken a number of ways depending on the patient’s time and preference. Some examples include boiling raw whole herbs into a tea, drinking a granulated powder, taking a pre-made patent medicine in pill form or even ingesting capsulated tablets. Our clinic uses herbs from Crane Herbal Medicine Company, which labs operate in full compliance with HIPAA, FDA, and cGMP and labeling regulations. Chinese Herbal Medicine is a safe and effective form of complementary and alternative medicine.

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Moxibustion is the process of using an herb called moxa to stimulate acupuncture points.
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