Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) has been used for a variety of conditions since the 3rd century BC. Extensive research has gone into every aspect of its use, and its concepts have even been integrated into modern diagnostic and treatment techniques. Studies have shown CHM to be effective in treating a wide range of disorders including IBS, frequent colds or the flu, fatigue, chronic respiratory issues, infertility, allergies, chronic pain, anxiety or depression, insomnia, and menopausal symptoms.
From a Chinese medicine perspective, herbs have affinities for different organs and meridian systems. Unlike Western herbs, most Chinese herbs are combined into a special formula and prescribed specifically for you by Dr. Iona, who is a board-certified herbalist. Each herb is carefully chosen to address your symptoms and meet your constitutional needs. Sometimes a single herb is all it takes, as well. At Healing Points Acupuncture, we only use herbs that are GMP-certified (Good Manufacturing Practices) as they are held to strict third-party quality-control practices.
There is no one-size-fits-all therapy with Chinese herbs.
Your specific herbal remedy will cater to your mind, body, and spirit and is aimed at helping you feel your very best.
The Pillars of Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete system that includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and dietary therapy. Our strategy for each patient is based on a Chinese medical diagnosis that sheds light on imbalances in the body. After a thorough intake and Chinese medical exam, your custom treatment plan is created and tailored to address not only your symptoms but more importantly, the root cause of your illness or dis-ease. No two herbal treatments are alike just as no two people are alike. Not only that, but we also modify your formula as your internal landscape shifts, as well. There is no one-size-fits-all therapy with Chinese herbs. Your specific herbal remedy will cater to your mind, body, and spirit and is aimed at helping you feel your very best.
We also emphasize lifestyle management for disease prevention. During a treatment, you may receive dietary therapy advice that addresses your constitution, and other lifestyle changes to enhance your health.
We diagnose your unique situation and create a custom herbal blend to treat you. Your herbs are adjusted as your healing dictates. It’s a fluid process, and not at all one-size-fits-all.
“I loved all of my experiences with Michelle, she helped me with so many things from my emotional health, physical issues, nutrition, and pregnancy/labor with acupuncture. I found her very knowledgeable and skilled and would highly recommend her.”Jacqueline K.
“I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Iona! My only regret was waiting so long to seek her help. Repeated visits with other doctors and multiple tests at great cost yielded ZERO results. I thought I knew a lot about staying healthy but was instead causing myself debilitating pain and inflammation. Dr. Iona's knowledge of the body & nutrition has been absolutely life changing for me. I owe her a huge debt of gratitude for bringing me back to good health!”Liz O.
“I highly recommend Dr Michelle Iona, I have been seeing her for over 10 years now for several different issues and with her help I can happily say they have been resolved. I can't say enough for her knowledge and professionalism in the area of Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine. The office immediately makes you feel comfortable the minute you walk in. You wouldn't go wrong seeing her for your needs”Susan M.