About Chinese Herbs

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dates back 2000 to 3000 years and is a unique medical system to diagnose and treat illness.

The TCM approach is fundamentally different from that of Western medicine. Fundumentals include energy (qi), meridians, herbs, and the holistic concept.


In TCM, the understanding of the human body is based on the holistic understanding of the universe and natural processes, and the treatment of illness is based primarily on the diagnosis and differentiation of syndromes or patterns. Each patient is looked at as a unique individual with specific needs.

Herbs are available at Healthy Balance Acupuncture and also through Crane Herb Company, an online herbal pharmacy. If the practitioner decides herbal therapy is right for you, a prescription will be sent to your email and once the herbs are “picked up”, they will be mailed to you the next day.

If you'd like to book an appointment, please visit our contact page or call us today at (207) 878-3003.