Thousands of years old, Chinese Herbal Medicine is just one more branch of the Chinese medical model. Here at Mountain Path Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, our desire to see you well is second to none. That is why our Doctors of Oriental Medicine place such high esteem on the efficacy of Chinese Herbal Medicine. These safe, effective, cost conscious herbal formula are non-pharmacological interventions with a several thousand years long track record of restoring health.
A common criticism of Chinese Herbal Medicine lays in the false notion "we don't know what is in them." That is simply not true, we know exactly what substances are in your formula, we know what the composition and make up of those substances are, and the research surrounding these substances is extensive. Furthermore, our practitioners are very well trained to meet the stringent requirements for licensure in the State of New Mexico and have been Board-certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Just as acupuncture serves as a fantastic adjunct to other medical treatment modalities, so to do Herbal Medicines. Patients are often surprised to learn just how many ailments can be well served through the use of Herbs. Whether it be seasonal allergies, a minor cold, menstrual irregularities or more serious conditions such as chronic liver disease, Chinese Herbal Medicine can help. Our staff do their homework to ensure your safety and check our prescriptions against any known allergies you may have and your current pharmaceutical load as herb-drug interactions can exist.
When it comes to herbal medicines, there is a tremendous amount of flexibility to gain the intended therapeutic effect. So if you have an allergy or a pharmaceutical we need to be concerned about, we can adapt a formula and tailor it specifically to your health needs. This versatility and adaptability within Chinese Herbal Medicine is a great tool in the fight against disease. Often times, patients may be on a pharmaceutical that they simply must take and will contraindicate the use of some herbal substances; in such instances, it is vastly more easy to adapt an herbal formula than it is to alter or change your necessary western pharmaceuticals. We strive to collaborate with your other healthcare professionals and through integration seek to help you achieve your highest possible patient outcomes. In instances like those identified above, we adapt to your specific needs and we safeguard you by integrating with your healthcare team as necessary. So if you are in the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, or Bernalillo area, come and see us!
Finally there is a path to wellness that can involve fewer drugs... Mountain Path!
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