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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

Have you considered Chinese herbal medicine and whether you might benefit from using them? You might learn more about how these interesting plant materials are used in traditional Oriental medicine by visiting our site.

The treatment of diseases with the help of Chinese herbal medicine is a complex art and science that is very popular in the Far East. For more than 2500 years, generations of patients and physicians have depended on Chinese herbal remedies for preventative care and basic medical treatment. Even complex disorders can be addressed through the use of Chinese dietary therapy.

In China and the Far East, herbal medicine is considered one of the more sophisticated approaches, and requires the longest training. Many years of study and practice under the watchful eye of an experienced herbalist is required before one is allowed to practice. It is a mistake to think that herbal medicine can be practiced without adequate experience. Further, in the West, most patients are being seen by Western physicians and are taking prescription drugs.

Drugs and herbal remedies can interact, and the best solution is for a patient to see a physician who is knowledgable in both Oriental and Western medicine. Knowing the power of plant derived medicines, I am amazed that there are those who will risk serious consequences by casually taking a formula on their own or on the advice of an undertrained individual.

It is also often necessary to use other techniques in addition to herbal medicine. Physical treatments, such as acupuncture and moxibustion, can be very helpful in obtaining more complete results. Because acupuncture, moxibustion and herbal medicine affect different functions of the body, a skilled practitioner can obtain better results by judicious use of several techniques. At our office in Cleveland, we individualize treatments to best suit both the patient and the disorder.

Dr. L.B. Grotte, M.D., has studied Oriental medicine since 1972 and has practiced Oriental medicine in Cleveland for more than 27 years. Our small practice specializes in creating individualized treatment plans combining Western and Oriental methods. Call us at 440-461-7488 to make an appointment or visit our website.

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