Our hospital provides Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) services with Dr. Lisa Cornell which includes herbs and acupuncture. Herbal therapy and acupuncture are typically used together, as the combined effect is greater than using one of them alone.
TCM herbal prescriptions are not available over the counter; they are prescribed the same as conventional pharmaceutical drugs. The herbs used in these prescriptions are from the same companies as those used to treat humans. They have been tested for purity and quality. TCM herbs are safe and effective and can be used for long periods of time with minimal to no side-effects when prescribed and used appropriately.