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.


"Not only is David an excellent practitioner, he is a wonderful human being. Having had a chronic illness for 18 years, I have visited many different doctors and naturopaths looking for answers to my health concerns. I have ended up walking away from many practitioners, some who have even "blamed" me for my illness because they didn't know how to help. David is the complete opposite of that. He has a broad knowledge base, one that I haven't seen in another practitioner before; when he doesn't have an answer, he resolves to find one. He is an intelligent and compassionate person who I highly recommend." ck

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