Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine is prescribed for many conditions. The focus of herbal prescriptions is to balance the body to treat illness and disease. They may be prescribed orally, topically, or as a suppository/wash. Classically, herbs are given in the raw form and the patient decocts or cooks the herbs. This method is the most effective way of taking the herbs however it is time consuming, odiferous, and is unpleasant tasting, so it is in very low demand with our patients. Here at Fusion Health, we do not carry raw herbs however we have a fully stocked patent and granular herbal pharmacy. We carry only GMP approved products so you can feel confident the supplement you are taking is safe.


According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may treat:

  • Digestive complaints including abdominal pain, distention, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux and indigestion
  • Immune function problems including frequent colds/flus, allergies, asthma
  • Psycho/emotional disorders including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, lack of focus/concentration
  • Gynecological disorders and complaints including PMS, irregular menstruation, and infertility
  • Acute/chronic pain
  • Joint/Muscle pain and disorders
  • Paralyis/paresthesias (skin sensation of burning, prickling, itching or tingling)
  • Enhances healing from trauma/surgery
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Low Energy
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Detoxification
  • Chronic weakness and pain from serious illness, such as cancer and may help relieve side effects of medication (Acupuncture cancer information)


The principles of Chinese herbal medicine theory include the quality of the herbs used either singly or in a group synergistically. Qualities include the temperature and the taste of the herbs listed below. Herbs may also have different effects on different channels or parts of the body.


Hot/warm: used to treat cold conditions with dispersing qualities and also tonifies Qi and Yang

Cold/cool: used to treat hot conditions with anti-toxin qualities and also nourishes Blood and Yin

Neutral: used to treat regulate Qi and drains dampness


Bitter: draining and enters the heart

Sweet: draining and enters the Spleen

Acrid: dispersing and enters the Lungs

Salty: draining and enters the Kidneys

Sour: dispersing and may astringe and enters the Liver


Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine