Chinese herbs have been used to prevent and treat illness for over 3,000 years. In China, the use of herbs is a part of daily life. Not only do Western trained physicians prescribe both herbs and pharmaceuticals to patients, but everyday people cook with herbs and utilize the principles behind Chinese medicine to improve their overall health.
Here in the United States, the use of Traditional medicines is becoming more accepted as people experience herbal medicine’s profound influence over disease states. Chinese herbs are a combination of plant, animal and mineral ingredients
In contrast to Western herbalism, Chinese herbs are rarely, if ever, given alone. Chinese herbs are prescribed as a formula and the ingredients can be altered and changed in response to an individual’s reaction to treatment. Chinese herbal formulas are recommended to target an individual’s specific disharmony and are tailored to bring each person back into a state of health and vitality.
I use herbs from highly respected companies that insure the authenticity of each herbal product and rigorously test each herb to be sure it is free from all contaminants, additives, preservatives, toxic materials, pollutants and chemicals. These herbs are made with pharmaceutical precision to achieve their optimum potency, purity and safety. Herbs distributed by Cloud Gate Acupuncture are manufactured in Taiwan under pharmaceutical GMP guidelines, which meet or exceed the standards of Western GMP guidelines for botanicals.
All herbal products undergo rigorous laboratory analytical testing on every batch of products to guarantee purity, potency and safety. These tests include macroscopic and organoleptic testing, thin layer chromatography (TLC), microscopic image analysis, and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). A Certificate of Analysis is provided with every batch of final product.