Herbal medicine consults

“If only I had known about herbal medicine sooner!” People first discovering herbal medicine often express this feeling. They are amazed at the results they get, the lack of side effects, the no-dependence approach, and the number of health conditions they can heal with a given custom herbal formula. Many are also happy to find that they no longer need the pharmaceutical medications they have been taking for years. With a full herbal pharmacy, we offer herbal medicine consultations as a stand-alone service, or as a powerful complement to acupuncture. We are proud to carry over 130 time-proven herbs and formulas at our onsite pharmacy. Interested? Schedule an herbal consultation online.

Is Herbal Medicine Right For You?

Like acupuncture, herbal medicine is used on three fronts. It works to alleviate specific symptoms, to rectify imbalances in the body, and to promote optimal health and longevity. Consider an herbal consultation if you seek a natural, effective and root-cause approach to one or many of the following:

  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Digestion
  • Emotional health
  • Energy & stamina
  • Fatigue syndromes
  • GYN and irregular menstrual cycles
  • Heart, circulation and blood pressure
  • Hormonal health
  • Immunity and immune health
  • Joints and bones
  • Natural pain relief
  • Nutrition and nourishment
  • Skin problems
  • Wellness support
The Benefits of Herbal Medicine

With over 2,000 years of recorded history and practice, herbal medicine is among the oldest and most thoroughly researched aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is also one of the world’s oldest and most sophisticated clinical systems for successfully analyzing and treating patterns of ill health. Here are just some of the benefits of herbal medicine:

  • Works biochemically. It is effective, its efficacy is well documented around the world, and there is a growing interest in the US academic community
  • Safe. Employs plants with which our bodies have evolved in cooperation over tens of thousands of years
  • Gentle. Few or no side effects
  • Does not cause dependency. Gets you to a place where you no longer need it, correcting systemic imbalances at the root of your symptoms
  • Prevention. Supports and maintains optimal health
What Are the Herbs Like?

Our pharmacy includes over 130 herbs and patent formulas. Most are in granular (finely ground) form and designed to be easy to take. We also have herbs in capsule and tablet form. We source our herbs from some of the very best US-based suppliers, recognized for the quality of their preparation.

What Happens at the First Herbal Medicine Consultation

Herbs are very powerful, but to be effective, they must be prescribed based on a proper diagnosis and on an individual basis. During the 20-30 minute consultation, you and one of our herbalists (Amy Babb, Andrei Stoica, or Courtney Codina) will discuss your:

  • reasons for seeking herbal medicine
  • body systems and how they are functioning
  • medical history

Examination typically includes a tongue and pulse diagnosis. After gathering this information, we will determine the best herbal formula for you. Both ready-made and custom formulas are available at our pharmacy on-site. Wait time for the preparation of a custom formula is approximately 15 minutes. Typically you will take away 1-2 weeks worth of herbs and schedule a follow up for a check-in and refill. Follow-up consultations are more frequent at first as you adapt to the herbs. Then refills are made to last 1-2 months at a time.

What Happens at a Follow-Up Herbal Medicine Consultation?

These consults last approximately 15 minutes. You will meet with your herbalist to discuss your progress, and they will also check your tongue and pulse. The practitioner will use this information to prescribe a refill or update your formula. After the consultation, they will prepare the formula, and you will typically leave the clinic with your refill in hand (depending on the day’s schedule, we may have to arrange for a later or next-day pick-up).

Rates For Herbal Medicine Consultations and Formulas

Below are the out-of pocket rates for stand-alone Herbal Medicine Consults and combined Acupuncture + Herbal Medicine Consults. If you have insurance that covers acupuncture, the acupuncture/herbal combination appointments below will have different rates. Please call or contact us here to inquire. 

Acupuncture + Herbal Medicine Consult appointment (for clients who have had acupuncture and herbal consults before): $95

Acupuncture + 1st time Herbal Medicine Consult appointment (for clients who have had acupuncture at our clinic, but are new to herbs): $95

New Patient Herbal Medicine Consult appointment (for clients who have never been in to the clinic before): $125

Herbal Medicine Consult (as a stand-alone appointment for returning clients): $75

Average cost for herbal formulas (based on weight):

  • $21: 1-week formula
  • $42: 2-week formula
  • $63: 3-week formula
  • $84: 4-week formula
Scheduling an Herbal Consult

To schedule an herbal medicine consultation, either give us a call 202.297.7404 or book an appointment online. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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