The usage of herbs has been documented in all major ancient civilizations. Earliest herbs were discovered by trial and error. There were bitter experiences that taught people which herbs are toxic and happier experiences that have shown herbs with therapeutic and strengthening properties. Modern day Chinese Materia Medica contains over 11,000 herbal substances. Herbs in common usage number about 400-500 and are still categorized according to their properties as tonic, medicinal and urgent remedies, and according to their major therapeutic action.
In the tradition of Chinese medicine, herbal formulations work hand-in-hand with acupuncture to address problems inadequately treated by acupuncture alone, especially functional disturbances and chronic organ problems. Dr. Douglas may recommend herbal therapy for your condition.