Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioners promote health and use a variety of techniques to treat injuries, acute/chronic conditions and diseases.  In China, TCM is used within the Chinese hospital system in combination with “western” medicine.  In North America, TCM is used as a complementary medicine.  The most commonly used TCM modalities are acupuncture, cupping and herbs.  As North American research methodologies continue to analyze the chemical components of TCM herbs and their positive effects on the body, more of us are turning to plant-based healing.

The Chinese Materia Medica (the pharmacological textbook used by TCM Practitioners) describes thousands of medical substances derived from plants, minerals and animal products.  In TCM, all parts of a plant are used - leaves, roots, stems, flowers and seeds.  Each herb has a unique flavour (sweet, bitter, pungent, sour), energy (cold, cool, neutral, warm or hot) and action (the properties determine which organ systems are affected and their subsequent effects).  Herbs are combined using formulas specific to individual needs and are handcrafted as teas, capsules, liquid extracts, granules or powders.  The combination of certain herbs reduces side effects and toxicity and enhances their effectiveness in treating, for example:

  • Skin conditions
  • Infertility
  • Gynecological problems
  • Weight loss
  • Poor digestion
  • Urinary tract conditions
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Common colds and flus
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Acute and chronic injuries
  • Post-surgical recovery

Here at InterActive Sports Clinic, our TCM herbs are organic, premium-grade tinctures provided by Shanti Solutions, a Vancouver-based company and a member of the Canadian Health Food Association.  Each treatment by our Registered TCM Practitioners includes assessment,  diagnosis and herbal formula prescription. Rates do not include cost of herbs, however most formulas can be purchased directly from practitioner. 10 days supply between $35 and $50 plus tax.:

  • Easy to take “on the go”
  • Kid-friendly
  • Concentrated = lower dosages
  • Easy on digestion
  • No preparation needed

For an assessment and treatment using TCM herbs, please book online (link below).

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