Chinese Herbal Medicine


Herbal medicine is one of the practices utilized under the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM originated in China and is based on the concept that disease results from disruption in the flow of qi (pronounced 'chee') and imbalance in the forces of yin and yang. In addition to herbs, practices such as meditation, massage, and acupuncture seek to aid healing by restoring the yin-yang balance and the flow of qi. Herbal remedies are given to strengthen and support organ system function. They are used to treat a wide variety of conditions, from chronic pain to insomnia to digestive problems. Herbs, which can be used as a stand-alone therapy or as a complement to acupuncture, come in a variety of forms, including tablets, capsules, powders, teas, extracts and fresh or dried plants. Because it is based upon the same theoretical foundation as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine treats the full range of human disease including gynecological disorders, chronic diseases, degenerative conditions and autoimmune disorders. When prescribed correctly by a professional practitioner, Chinese herbal medicine is completely safe with virtually no side effects � only beneficial, healing results.

Dr. Ann Covalt prescribes ONLY professional grade Chinese herbs.

Sources: National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), Medline Plus, Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation


NCCAOM - National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine