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Smiling Light Acupuncture & Wellness LLC

Northern Virginia Doctors Medical Center

 

611 S. Carlin Springs Road, Suite 503 

Arlington, VA 22204

smilingacupuncture@gmail.com

Tel. 703-772-2271

© Smiling Light Acupuncture & Wellness LLC 

Chinese Herbals

 

 

Chinese herbal medicine is a 2,000 year old tradition using naturally occurring substances — including herbs, roots, and flowers — to enhance one's health and vitality. The foundation of this approach is to support the body's natural self-healing mechanisms and abilities while addressing the problematic symptoms such as:

 

 

Chinese Herbals & Western Prescriptions

 

 

Each form of medicine has its place and aught to be assessed whether a worthwhile avenue by a qualified professional. The area of Western pharmaceuticals is the arena of qualified medical doctors, while the area of Chinese herbals is for the qualified Chinese doctor.

With the understanding that neither form of therapy is categorically good or bad, a professional must know the limits of his/her medicine. This said, I have seen a number of patients who are on a grocery list of medications, and often forget what some of them were prescribed for. Though faithful in taking their medications like muscle relaxers or pain relievers,the problem remains and may contribute to side-effects that affect their mood, energy levels, mental clarity, and digestion.

 

 

 

 

A notable difference in the use of Chinese herbals and Western pharmaceuticals is the aim to resolve the problem and lower dependence on medicine, while minimizing side-effects.

 

Many people don't like taking medicine of any sort. If necessary, it is often taken begrudgingly. There are natural alternatives to medicines, however this is a serious matter that requires communication between you and your various practitioners.

If you are interested in taking a natural herbal route, we are happy to cooperate and communicate with your other care providers to make sure you are as well cared for as possible in a responsible manner.

Initially we need to be aware of your current prescriptions, dosages, and duration of use. This will be helpful for us to assess if you are an appropriate candidate.

 

 

  • Pain: Acute, Chronic, Arthritis, Aging, Injury, Stiffness, Shooting Pain, Sharp Pain, Dull Pain, Achiness

  • Digestive: Bloating, Nausea, Pain, Burping, Weight Gain​

  • Emotional: Stress & Debility​

  • Airborne: Common Cold, Flu, Infections

 

 

Since each patient has different needs, we carefully select and combine a variety of herbs that will synergistically blend together to achieve optimal results for your unique situation. We prescribe high-quality, professional-grade herbal medicines that are available only to qualified licensed professionals.