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Chinese Herbs

Chinese Herbs are often used in conjunction with Acupuncture for added therapeutic effect. Herbal formulas can also be used as the sole form of treatment for those who can't or don't wish to undergo Acupuncture therapy.

Most of the world's cultures have their own Herbal Medicine traditions, reaching back thousands of years. One of the first ways ancient humans learned to heal themselves from injuries and illnesses was through consuming and experiencing the medicinal and life-nourishing benefits of a vast number of local, native plants. Healing with plants is as old as eating plants for dietary sustenance!
The sophistication of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in particular is unsurpassed, as an ancient yet continually evolving knowledge base, extensively studied and now generally supported by modern science and pharmacology. The resulting system is now used to treat everything from the common cold to symptoms associated with cancer treatment. Chinese Herbal formulas may be safely used for the benefit of almost any condition, as long as prescribed by a professionally trained Oriental Medicine Practitioner or Herbalist, using safe and appropriate treatment principles.

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here are thousands of herbs in the Chinese Materia Medica, of which about 300 are commonly used. Chinese Herbal therapy generally involves a mixture of several different herbs in a formula, that has been tailored to your condition, available as encapsulated herbal extracts, tea pills or as raw herbs. Chinese herbs can be extremely effective and rarely have side effects if properly prescribed. Please note, however, it is very important to tell me about all medications and supplements you are currently taking so that we can avoid any unwanted interactions with your formula.

Together we can tailor a course of treatment
to meet your unique health needs.


Rebecca B. Nye, DOM (NM)
MSTOM, Dipl.OM. (NCCAOM)

  • Doctor or Oriental Medicine
  • Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (PCOM-NY 2008)
  • Nationally Board Certified - NCCAOM
  • NMSAAM - New Mexico Society for Acupuncture and Asian Medicine
  • ASNY - Acupuncture Society of New York
  • ASA - American Society of Acupuncturists