Different Types of Herbal Teas

Acupuncture and Herbal Teas

Different Types of Herbal Teas

Sometimes acupuncture alone is not enough. Maybe it will be awhile before you come in for your next treatment, or maybe you just need that extra boost to help with your condition.

We often prescribe herbal remedies to supplement your acupuncture treatments. There are 3 options of herbal remedies.

Option 1:

The teapill. These are pre-made herbal formulas in the form of little teapills. Just pop 6-8 in 3x/day. They are the slowest to take effect, less potent, but easy to take.

Option 2:

Granules.  We’ve taken raw herbs (see Option 3) and ground them into power to take as a tea. You mix with hot water and drink 1-2x/day. The granules don’t totally dissolve so it doesn’t taste as great, but they are faster to take effect and a little more potent.

Option 3:

Raw herbs. These are the traditional form of Chinese herbal medicine. We combine a customized formula and provide you a bag of raw herbs. You then go home and cook the herbs into a tea and drink 1-2x/day. The raw herbs are the most potent and most effective, but the time to cook them is long, and the taste is not great, so while these work best, they are a bit of a hassle.
Cooking methods vary, but here are the general instructions:

-Soak herbs for 1 hr with 5 cups of water.

-Bring to a boil, cover, then simmer for 45 minutes.

-Drain and set liquid aside. Should yield about 1 cup.

-Add 4 cups of water to herbs.

-Bring to a boil, cover, then simmer for 45 minutes.

-Drain, and combine with first batch.

-Drink one half in the morning, the other in the afternoon.

If you have any questions on how herbal remedies can help you with your ailment, please reach out to info@pearlacu.com.

Pearl Chang Russell practices as a licensed acupuncturist in Richardson, a suburb of Dallas, TX and has a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Pearl’s source of inspiration is her grandmother whose wealth of experience spans over 50 years in acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

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