Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver

Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed over more than 2000 years. It includes herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui Na), exercise (Qi Gong) and dietary therapy. Acupuncture is one of the main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

During the initial evaluation the practitioner of Chinese Medicine will listen to your pulse and examine your tongue. There will be a thorough questioning of your current and past health history. An extensive physical examination will include palpation of painful areas and general observation of your facial color, body type and speech.  Through this process we can establish an accurate assessment of your condition and develop a treatment plan based on Chinese medicine.

In Chinese medicine, there are many cases in which specific illnesses are treated before symptoms arise. This is the true essence of the medicine. We might suggest dietary or life style changes to assist you in achieving better overall long-term health.

Herbal treatment is an integrative part of Chinese Medicine and together with acupuncture has been used in the treatment of acute and chronic disorders. Generally, for acute conditions, e.g. a viral infection, Chinese herbs should be taken everyday 3-6 times per day until the condition resolves. For chronic conditions herbs are most effective when they are taken daily 2-3 times per day for a longer period of time.

At our Clinic for Chinese Medicine in Denver, we mainly use custom-made herbal formulas. The individually crafted prescription is always based on the diagnosis and the patient’s general health. This means that we do not prescribe strong herbs to a weak, compromised or debilitated patient. Chinese herbs are very potent. It is not advisable to take Chinese herbs without first establishing a proper diagnosis by a licensed acupuncturist and then taking a prescription tailored to your body.

There are many myths about herbs, their side effects and herb-drug interactions. At our Clinic we take serious safety measures to make sure that our herbal prescriptions are SAFE and do not cause actions that are unwanted.

Herb-drug and drug-drug interactions have become an important issue and are of great concern for all medical professionals. Many of our patients take medicine from multiple prescriptions written by multiple MD’s. We want to know about all the medications and supplements our patients take before prescribing herbal formulas. This prevents potentially risky interactions. We welcome and are happy to consult with your physicians.

The individually crafted herbal prescription is always based on the diagnosis and the patient’s general health. This means that we do not prescribe strong herbs to a weak, compromised or debilitated patient. Chinese herbs are very potent. It is not advisable to take Chinese herbs without first establishing a proper diagnosis by a licensed acupuncturist and then taking a prescription tailored to your body.

There are many myths about herbs, their side effects and herb-drug interactions. At our Denver clinic, we take serious safety measures to make sure that our herbal prescriptions are SAFE and do not cause actions that are unwanted.

Herb-drug and drug-drug interactions have become an important issue and are of great concern for all medical professionals. Many of our patients take medicine from multiple prescriptions written by multiple MD’s. We want to know about all the medications and supplements our patients take before prescribing herbal formulas. This prevents potentially risky interactions. We welcome and are happy to consult with your physicians.

All our herbs come from a trusted company called KPC. KPC undergoes continuing quality control to provide the highest quality of herbs. All herbs are thoroughly tested for contamination by pesticides, heavy metals, sulfur and many other contaminants.

All our herbal formulas meet GMP standards, are manufactured in the United States and are batch tested to assure safety and potency.