Jihong Ding C.A., L.Ac., MD (China)

Ding Acupuncture Herb Center, P.C.
999 Raritan Road (Corner Westfield Ave.)   
Clark, NJ 07066,  USA
732-388-8828 - phone
732-388-6788 - fax
Jihong_Ding@yahoo.com - email
Chinese herbal medicine is a holistic and powerful treatment that has been an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
for thousands of years. It is regularly used in conjunction with acupuncture as a safe and effective means of healing the body and
mind. Herbal formulations are tailored to meet the specific needs of individuals and address both the patient's acute symptoms and
underlying condition. They treat the body's underlying disharmony by restoring internal balance and strengthening the immune

Derived mostly from natural plant sources such as roots, branches, bark, stems, flowers, leaves, fruits or seeds, as well as natural
minerals and certain animal products, formulas have been proven safe and virtually free of side-effects. Herbal formulas are
compounded so that certain ingredients enhance the effects of other ingredients or counteract unwanted side effects and can often
be used in conjunction with additional formulas to treat multiple symptoms simultaneously. Sometimes herbs are added to
formulas to aid digestion and assimilation. Generally, traditional Chinese herbs have much lower toxicity than many Western
pharmaceutical drugs and are remarkably effective.

Herbal formulas are derived and prescribed with much care, knowledge, and consideration. Herbs are chosen to target specific
organs and to carry out distinct functions. They are most often taken internally in the form of pills, powders, or teas, but can be
applied externally in the form of an ointment as well. Boiling ingredients and then straining the liquid into a tea is the traditional
method of taking Chinese herbal formulas and the fastest method of assimilation into the body. However, pills or powders are
digested nearly as quickly and can offer more ease and convenience