We, as Chinese Medicine Practitioners, hold a very powerful ally within our practices, and that is of course, the Chinese Pharmacopeia. Extending back thousands of years, Chinese Medicine offers a rich heritage and history in healthcare and healing. Offering a root-level attack rather than a symptom cover, Chinese Medicine provides an added layer of patient safety.  It carries fewer or no side effects, treats the actual cause of illness rather than suppressing the symptoms and provides a more affordable treatment option.

Using Chinese herbs means that there will be 3 steps to wellness; however, the rate at which you move through these steps depends on your unique situation. A good rule of thumb is one month of care for every year you have had a certain medical condition. Because I really care about my patients, after carefully researching many companies, I opted to choose Evergreen Herbs; for more than a decade now, they have crafted superior quality Chinese Herbal supplements, while offering education and advice to those who practice this highly refined ancient art.


During this stage, your doctor is concerned with alleviating the symptoms causing you to seek his or her care.  Once your symptoms are relieved you will move on to Step 2, Corrective Care.

If it is difficult to understand, think of replenishing an overgrown garden. The first step in cultivating the space is to cut back excess growth and weeds.  Your symptoms are very much like weeds.


In order to restore your health, I, as your herbalist, must also determine the underlying cause of your illness, rather than simply address the symptoms.  This involves a second formula uniquely positioned and carefully prescribed to address the root of your concerns. Often patients enjoy the second treatment phase for two to six months.

Continuing the garden analogy, we now must take complete care to remove the weeds from the soil for new seeds to plant. Using the appropriate tools, the roots are extracted, leaving healthy plants and rich soil behind. Step 2 heals what is creating and causing your pain and discomfort, setting the stage for healthy living.


The final phase of your treatment includes Maintenance Therapy. Tonics will be prescribed and other formulas to keep your immune system strong and healthy, so it will protect the body as it should.  The final phase of treatment is ongoing.  After all, a relapse is simply unacceptable when such high-quality herbal supplements are so readily available.

In the garden analogy, this means the soil of our reclaimed garden is fertilized and treated to prevent the return of weeds, while buildinga healthy foundation to support the growth of beautiful plants and flowers.  What this means for you is that your overall health is protected by Chinese herbs, just as the garden is protected and allowed to thrive.

If you would like an herbal consultation with Vivian or would like to have more information, please feel free to call us at 910-989-0002.  We will soon be adding consultations with Skype and thru e-mail!