How do I take Chinese herbal medicine?
A typical herbal dispensary carries around 400 different ingredients from plants, animals and minerals. Some Chinese herbs cross over with Naturopathic ingredients like angelica, peppermint, Solomon’s seal. At Reorient we use Safflower Dispensary to ensure quality of our granulated prescriptions. Herbal extracts made into tinctures are also available. Some common disorders can be treated with a ready-made pill or capsule, but all herbs will need to be taken usually with a little water, 2 or 3 times per day.
Let your practitioner know when you are taking any other medications.
Chinese herbs should be taken 2 hours away from any other medications.
There should be no undesirable side effects when the diagnosis, treatment and dosage are correct. If you have any concerns, contact the clinic.
If you catch a cold or flu or gastro STOP taking your herbal formula until the more recent illness has passed.