Herbal Treatments 2017-05-19T11:21:24+00:00

As a Master Chinese Herbalist, Lucy Postolov includes the use of herbal remedies and treatments as an integral part of her acupuncture practice.

Herbs were our ancestor’s first forms of medicine. Today, what many people consider to be weeds actually have tremendous life saving qualities. As a Master Chinese Herbalist, Lucy Postolov includes the use of herbal remedies and treatments as an integral part of her acupuncture practice. Chinese herbs offer many nutrients and healing properties the body needs to not only restore and maintain balance, but to heal and rejuvenate damaged cells and tissues. When used along with other therapies, they can maximize the benefits several times over speeding the healing process and strengthening both the body and the mind.

The Benefits of Using Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs have both medicinal properties as well as nutritive value. They can be used alone or in a variety of combinations. A Master herbalist can assess a patient’s health and choose the right herb or combination of herbs that will benefit them based on their individual condition. For centuries, practitioners who specialized in various traditional Chinese healing therapies have known the importance of strengthening the body through the foods, herbs and spices they consumed.

A Master herbalist understands that through any type of healing process, the body and its needs will continually change. This means carefully adjusting dosages in accordance with whether the patient is regaining their health or other symptoms or conditions begin to present themselves. There are rare occasions when a patient will actually get worse before they start to get better. Under the highly trained eye of a Master herbalist, a patient’s condition is closely monitored and adjustments are made that will address the cause of the condition, not just the symptoms.

The Dangers of Self Medications

Chinese herbs are safe when used properly. Some are meant to be taken internally, while others are more beneficial when used in a topical application. Many people attempt to self medicate themselves, sometimes with disastrous results. It is important before you take any herb or herbal combination that you talked to a Master Herbalist. There are several reasons for this. A few of them include:

  • Certain herbs counteract one another, creating an entirely new set of symptoms
  • Herbs must be taken in the right amounts, at the right time and in the right form to receive the maximum benefit
  • If you are taking medications prescribed to you for a specific condition by a doctor who practices Western medicine, an herbal remedy may counteract them, rendering them useless. There are also instances when a drug and herb will interact causing a severe, adverse reaction
  • There is always the possibility of an allergic reaction, especially if the herb is used in a topical remedy

It is important to always work with a Master herbalist who specializes in Chinese herbs. As a Master Chinese herbalist, Lucy Postolov will work with your primary care physician to find the appropriate herbal combination and dosage to help you regain your health and well being. By working with a trained Master herbalist, you will safeguard yourself from using the wrong remedy at the wrong time.

Enhance Your Life by Improving on Your Reality

Everyone wants to remain as youthful as possible for the longest period of time. The fact is, your body will age, with or without your approval. While Chinese herbs and traditional Chinese healing techniques can help to slow the progression of the aging process, they will never be able to completely stop it. When you choose to explore healing techniques like acupuncture, cupping, nutritional counseling and Chinese herbal remedies, you can take the necessary steps to improve your health and be in the best physical shape possible for your age.

Stress, chronic health conditions and other environmental factors will determine how fast your body ages. By taking the necessary steps as early as possible, you can begin to improve your health and prolong many of the common conditions associated with aging. Herbal remedies help support the nutritional needs of the body as well as strengthen the immune system. When a healing remedy is needed, Ms. Postolov has the knowledge and experience you need to use Chinese herbs and receive the maximum benefit they have to offer.

Ms. Postolov’s love of Chinese medicine is evident in her practice. There are over 4,500 herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine. Each herb has a purpose and can be used alone or in a combination. Ms. Postolov incorporates her knowledge of these beneficial herbs into her acupuncture practice in an attempt to offer her patients the most complete, well-rounded treatment plan possible. She understands that each patient comes to her with a unique set of circumstances and needs that makes their case different from others she is treating. She offers each patient the highest level of specialized care possible to ensure they get the maximum benefit out of every one of her treatment options.