David Lerner, acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine

Herbal Medicine

Chinese herb pharmacy of David Lerner, L.Ac., Seattle, WA and Olympia, WA

As part of traditional Chinese medical theory, herbal medicine, in combination with acupuncture and dietary counseling, forms the primary treatment for internal medical disorders.

A consultation begins with an in-depth review of your health history-past and present. Questions will be asked about your main complaint(s) and about the functioning of the various organ systems of your body. Additional information is gathered from examining your tongue, pulse, abdomen and facial color. This information is used to form a Chinese medical diagnosis which identifies the imbalance that is causing ill health.

A customized herbal formulation (3-25 herbs) will be prescribed to help strengthen, detoxify and balance your system, and to promote your body's ability to heal and recuperate. Herbs will be prescribed as concentrated granules, raw form, or as pills. The granules (most commonly prescribed form) are extremely safe. Imported from Taiwan, they are pharmaceutical grade and meet very stringent safety requirements.

The herb formula will not only address your current symptoms, but also your "constitutional" imbalances which are often at the root of the disorder. Your formula can be reevaluated at regular intervals and fine-tuned as necessary. Diet and lifestyle habits will also be considered, and suggestions will be offered.

Testimonials

"My husband & I went to David when we lived in Seattle & continue to keep in touch because of his professionalism & high level of expertise at what he does. We try to seek people in their professions who love what they do and we definitely saw that in David. Over the past several years we have worked with him to improve our overall health with some acupunture, medicinal herbs and our semi-annual detox program which we receive from David. In the past year & a half, both my hubby & I have lost 35lbs. each & have managed to keep it off. Our bloodwork has definitely showed improvements over the last several years due to his expertise. David also advised us on some great nutritional books/philosophies which have also helped us change our eating lifestyle. We wish we still lived in Seattle so we could still see David, but he is someone who I would never hesitate to refer, especially to my close family & friends. I hope he posts this on his website as well, cause we mean it from the heart." szv

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