About Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine constitutes the longest continually document form of medicine in history. Chinese herbal medicine has a 2500 year written history documenting its development and is still practiced in clinics and hospitals throughout China where it is the preferred form of medicine for internal medical treatment. Formulas written 1800 years ago are still applied and researched for modern conditions!
Herbal formulas are sophisticated and individualized, and take into consideration the patient’s constitution, medical condition, and potential risks and benefits that may arise from interactions with medications. A great deal of research has been done in both China and the West to validate the efficacy of Chinese herbal practice.
When correctly diagnosed and applied, herbal medicine is completely safe and gentle, presenting no side effects to the patient.
Benjamin strongly values the ability to deliver customized herbal formulas to his patients. He prefers to utilize a combination of Chinese and Western herbs, selecting the best herbs from each tradition to suit patients’ individual needs. Herbal remedies may take the form of bulk teas, powdered extracts, tinctures, pills, and/or topical applications.