Chinese Herbal Medicine
Wheaton, Joliet, Naperville, Plainfield Area
Herbal medicine dates back almost 5000 years. The Chinese systematically categorized close to 5800 substances that may be used when treating individuals. Most practitioners are trained in about 400 of these herbs. These can range from flowers to roots and berries. An herbal formula may be taken several different ways as a tea, pills, tincture, granules or topical as lotions and poultices.
Herbal treatments are integral to TCM and have been since the earliest days of recorded history. An herbal formula is given to fit a pattern of disease that a particular patient may be presenting at the time of their visit. As the patient gets better and their symptoms change so does their formula until they are symptom free.
Before a formula can be administered a comprehensive exam must be done to evaluate the type of formula to be given. In Chinese medicine, due to our diagnostic system, we are able to treat the root cause of a disease along with the various symptoms that may manifest as a result. In this way, we are able to treat the whole body and mind rather than just the outward symptoms.
Western herbalists tend to recommend 1 or 2 herbs whereas some ancient Chinese medicine formulas may be as many as 30 or more depending on the complexity and duration of the condition to be treated. Herbal formulas are constructed in such a way to carefully mitigate any potential side effects that a single herb may present. The risk of side effects are very low, however if you do notice anything unusual, it is always best to check in with the herbalist before continuing with the formula. Please consult your herbalist right away.
Two Convenient Locations in
Wheaton and Joliet Area
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a set of ancient practices that help the body heal itself.
At Eastern Healing, we treat patients in our Wheaton and Joliet offices using a variety of TCM techniques
for various medical conditions, pain, and infertility.
At Eastern Healing, our acupuncturists are trained in the Chinese art of Acupuncture. Acupuncture
is used to treat many different diseases and medical conditions. It is also used as a natural treatment
At Eastern Healing we take our role as part of your healthcare team very seriously. There is no
more intimate relationship between the practitioner and the patient as when we are called upon to
help with infertility questions.
Women’s health issues arise throughout life. Many times the symptoms are cyclical or occur at
specific stages such as during pregnancy, perimenopause, or menopause.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine dates back almost 5000 years. The Chinese systematically categorized close to
5800 substances that may be used when treating individuals.
Tui Na Massage
Tui Na is one of the four main branches of Chinese Medicine; along with herbal medicine,
acupuncture and Qi Gong. Tui Na differs from other forms of massage in that it is used to treat
specific illnesses of an internal nature.
We have all heard the phrase, “you are what you eat” but realistically, we are the result of
what we eat. Through dietary patterns learned before we could make accurate judgments we all have
both good and bad dietary preferences.
Infertility and IVF
Our P.A.R.E.N.T.S. Program™ addresses fertility in a holistic manner, incorporating various
aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in a comprehensive approach to rectify any imbalance
that leads to infertility.
We use proven Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture techniques to treat hot flashes
caused by perimenopause and menopause in women.
More and more women are turning to alternative medicine for the treatment of menopause symptoms
and women’s health issues, particularly after recent concerns regarding the safety of hormone
replacement therapy (HRT).
Headaches and Migraines
We treat migraines and headaches with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. These safe,
alternative treatments treat the acute symptoms as well as the underlying imbalances that cause
migraines and headaches.
Neck and Back Pain
We treat neck and back pain with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. These safe,
alternative treatments treat both acute and chronic forms of spinal and muscular pain.
Allergies and Asthma
We treat allergies and asthma with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Acupuncture focuses its treatment on correcting the root imbalance that is upsetting the body,
thus helping the body to heal itself.