The Materia Medica of Chinese Medicine lists over 500 herbs (plant, animal and mineral materials). These are the most commonly used medicinal substances in the Chinese pharmacopoeia. At Point Acupucture & Apothecary we are proud to provide our clientele with a full dispensary of Chinese medicinal herbs in granular form. Our apothecary allows us to create a unique formula for each client’s individual needs. This flexibilty to tailor an herbal preparation for the optimal health of a given client is essential to achieve specific wellness goals.
Oriental Medicine has a long history of using herbs as medicine. Historically these herbs were typically decocted in boiling water for 30-60 minutes; the liquid was then strained and taken internally. Today herbs are available in a variety of forms – raw, dried, powdered, extract granules, tinctures, pills, etc. Granules, a powdered form of herb extracts, are considerably easier to prepare than raw herb decoctions; the powder is stirred into hot water and taken orally.
We also stock a modest dispensary of raw (dried) herbs and in-house herbal preparations for topical application (external use) as well as a variety of high quality patent remedies for common and acute conditions.