Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine is a science. Traditonal Chinese Herbal formulae can be used alone to treat your symptoms or they can be combined with acupuncture, physical medicine, diet and nutrition, therapeutic exercises, and other forms of Alternative Medicine. All herbs used in our office are of the highest quality from reputable suppliers using Global Manufacturing Processes (GMP).
There are over three hundred commonly prescribed herbs in the Materia Medica which are blended into custom formulae. Each herb can be categorized by:
- General Effect
- Recommended Dosage (by the gram)
- Affected Body Regions
- Known Active Ingredients
Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formula writing has been perfected for superior healing effects with minimal side effects, and can be taken in three basic forms:
- Tea Form
- Powdered Form
- Pill Form
The most effective form is to boil raw herbs, which can then be taken orally as a tea. The second most effective form is to have the tea made into a powdered form. The most convenient form is prepared herbal formulae in pill form. It seems that the most effective forms are the least convenient. However, the most important aspect of any medicine is that it can be taken as needed. In this respect, most patients prefer powders or pills.
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicines are natural and can be effective alternatives to refined pharmaceuticals.
For your convenience we are proud to present Herbal Medicine & Traditional Chinese Medicine. Being trained in both Eastern & Western Medicine, Dr. Barrett is on staff at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and has a private practice at the Century City Medical Plaza in Los Angeles, CA.