Herbal Medicine

Updated: Oct 18, 2018

What Your Doctor May Not Know That Can Heal You.

A female patient ended up in the Emergency Room with chest pain. She had been taking a customized herbal formula from Doctor K for two weeks, and shared the ingredients with her ER physician. Although most prescription medication is based on plant chemistry, doctors are often quick to discount the therapeutic actions of herbs and discourage their use.

So, Doctor K was impressed when ER physician, Dr. Wendy King at Memorial Healthcare, researched the herbal prescription and told the patient, "You probably would've ended up here much sooner if you hadn't been taking these herbs." The main herb in the patient's formula was Foxglove, the active ingredient in Digitalis (used to treat congestive heart failure and atrial arrhythmias).


Chinese herbal therapy dates back thousands of years, and was practiced by physicians and scholars to treat everything from the common cold to cancer. Many formulas have been internationally recognized for their therapeutic success.

Pharmaceutical companies have recently borrowed the active ingredients from known Chinese herbal formulas to make new drugs for malaria and hepatitis. Over the counter product, Airborne, also uses Chinese herbal ingredients that are known to treat the common cold.

Unlike most prescription drugs that treat only symptoms, Chinese herbal medicine excels at treating both symptoms AND the underlying cause of disease. Dosage depends on individual needs, and the herbs are modified based on the present symptoms and disease progression.

Patients often report (and love the) GOOD SIDE EFFECTS that come with taking customized herbal medicine (restful sleep, improved energy, better digestion and quality of life).

Undesired side effects are rare with customized herbs when the appropriate formula and dose are recommended. Therapeutic effects should be noticed almost immediately, or within the first week depending on the medical condition and treatment strategy.

The goal is to reduce symptoms and improve physiological function, so you don't need to rely on a pill for years.


Licensed acupuncturists (LAc) are medical providers that have 3-5 years of graduate training. They truly are Master Herbalists, achieving a Master of Science, clinical Doctorate or both. L.Acs are required to pass four national board exams to test professional competency in pharmacology, biochemistry, pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis, medical theory, acupuncture therapies and Chinese herbal medicine.

Doctor K recommends verifying your provider's credentials to ensure they are nationally board certified herbalists. Look for the credentials," LAc and Dipl.OM (NCCAOM)."

Learn more about the indications, pharmacological actions, toxicity and herb-drug interactions. The Doctor K channel (link coming soon)

References. NCCAOM, ASA

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