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Chinese Herbs

In-house Chinese Herbs treat a full range of symptoms including migraines, headaches, sleep, insomnia, digestive, pms, menopause, weight loss, cold, flu, allergy, arthritis, and pain.  Your licensed herbalist will show you how to boil and decoct your herbs at home.  Chinese herbs restore your body’s tissues and organs.

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Herbs share properties with food. You can think of many herbs as food, only stronger. Like, food, over time they strengthen organs systems like the heart, lungs, kidney, liver or digestion when taken in the right dosage.

Chinese Herbs

Chinese Herbs

40% of pharmaceuticals come from herbs, where an active chemical is taken from an herb to create pill that is strong but has lots of side-effects. Whole Chinese herbs have the active chemical plus many secondary properties that assist the healing action of that active chemical. Other aspects of the herbs  reduce or balance side-effects.  In general it takes a bit longer to heal with herbs but the benefit is deep restoration and much less side-effects than pharmaceuticals.

WHAT IS CHINESE HERBOLOGY?

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1)  Andrea Plichta, L.Ac. and licensed Chinese herbalist.


WHAT ARE GRANULAR HERBS?

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HOW TO COOK CHINESE HERBS

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HERBAL MEDICINE PREPARATION

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HERBAL DECOCTION METHOD
Part One

1)  Use stainless steel or ceramic pot.  Add herbs to water per instructions.
3)  Bring to rolling boil uncovered, until volume of water is reduced by one-half.


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HERBAL DECOCTION METHOD
Part Two

1)  Pour decocted herbs through a strainer.
2)  Place in a glass jar.  Refrigerate.  Drink as directed by practitioner.


Chinese Herbs Overview:
Pharmaceuticals come from the active chemical of a plant

➢ Whole herbs have the active chemical plus secondary properties of the plant that assist the active chemical in healing with little to no side-effects.

➢ It takes longer to heal with herbs but with much less side-effects than pharmaceuticals.

➢ Herbs are foods, only stronger. It may take longer to heal but will tonically strengthen, rather than weaken, organ systems like the heart, lungs, kidney, liver or digestion.


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Esther Moux, L.Ac.

Esther M. Moux, L.Ac., Dipl.OM is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist,
Licensed Massage Therapist, and Energy Healing Practitioner.  She is an Alumni of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and completed training abroad in Beijing’s TCM Hospital. She has done externships and worked at  Camp Pendleton’s Holistic Health Program, Rady’s Children Hospital, San Diego Hospice, Veteran’s Stand Down, and UCSD Downtown Clinic. She is also an avid practitioner of yoga and meditation. Esther has treated patients of all ages and specializes in pain management, anxiety disorders, women’s health, and facial rejuvenation.


Andrea Plichta

Andrea Plichta, L.Ac., M.S., is both a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), California Acupuncture Licensing Board (CALE), and the Colorado State Board of Acupuncture Examiners. She graduated from Southwest Acupuncture in Boulder, CO, maintains a current license as a massage therapy and HHP since 2000 and a Pilates instructor since 2003.

Steve Sterling, L.Ac.

Steve Sterling, L.Ac.

Steve Sterling, L.Ac., received his Masters of Science from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in San Diego.  He is a Chinese herbalist and Diplomate of Oriental medicine with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  Other accomplishments include:  H.H.P. International Professional School of Bodywork, San Diego, 2010: Tui Na, Trigger Point Therapy, Structural Integration, Sensory Repatterning, Gua Sha; 200 hr Yoga Alliance Certification, San Diego, Hatha, Pre/Post Natal.


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