Herbal Medicine

offered in Pearl River, NY

Herbal Medicine services offered in Pearl River, NY

Herbal medicine offers natural healing using the power of plants.  At Pearl River Acupuncture, acupuncture and Chinese medicine practitioner Yoonyoung Lee, DACM, LAc, Dipl. OM, provides holistic health care using the best that nature has to offer.  Herbal extracts and other plant products can help with digestive issues, menopause symptoms, mental wellness, and many other common problems. Call the Pearl River, New York, office or book your appointment online now.

1. Are herbal medicine and traditional Chinese medicine the same thing?

Herbal medicine is one aspect of traditional Chinese medicine.  It uses natural botanical ingredients to treat a broad range of health problems.  Herbal medicine is a trusted ancient approach that has proven effective for many people over the last 3000 years. 

As a Doctor of Chinese medicine and acupuncture, Dr. Lee has extensive herbal medicine training.  She uses many parts of plants, including the leaves, bark, flowers, seeds, roots, and berries, to effectively treat disease and enhance whole-body wellness. 

While classified as an alternative approach, herbal medicine is growing more mainstream as people seek less invasive and more natural methods of managing their health.  About one in five Americans now use herbal medicine. 

2. What conditions does herbal medicine treat?

Herbal medicine provides a nature-based solution for many medical issues, including:

Herbal medicine combines well with other natural approaches, including acupuncture, cupping, Tui na massage, and gua sha skin scraping, to provide a complete solution to these and many other health problems. 

3. How do I take herbal medicine products?

There are many ways to take herbal medicine products, including capsules, teas, oils, concentrated liquid extracts, and others. Dr. Lee explains how and when to take your herbal medicines before you leave Pearl River Acupuncture. 

Consider herbal medicine just like any other medicine you may have taken in the past: It can be highly potent and should only be used according to Dr. Lee’s specific instructions.

You may need to take herbal medicine products every day or on another set schedule to get the best results.  Your herbal medicine prescriptions can change over time.  At each visit, Dr. Lee reviews your symptoms and results with you so she can calibrate your treatment as needed.  

At Pearl River Acupuncture, Dr. Lee’s specialized herbal medicine experience helps her patients recover and feel their best using powerful natural plant products.  To learn more about this ancient Chinese healing art, call the office or click the provided online scheduling feature now.