Parkside Alternative Medicine Clinic: Chinese Herbs

Did you know that 60 to 70% of common prescription drugs are derived from herbs? Prescription medications are more powerful, but can have unwanted side effects. Herbal therapy makes use of the same therapeutic properties, but produces a gentler effect on the body.

Some patients benefit from herbal therapy in combination with other alternative therapies; some patients decide to use herbs as their only alternative therapy. Herbs are even used by people who feel healthy, to improve their resistance to infection or just to stay healthy. Herbs can be taken in liquid or capsule form, or in the form of a powder that can be made into a tea. Many herbs can be purchased at our clinic.