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

"I have been a patient of David Lerner for about five years, and I give him a 100% approval rating. Most important are that he knows his stuff and he listens well. He has treated me for physical injuries and pain (neck, low back, pelvis, knee & ankle) as well as for such psychological challenges as loss, grief, depression and anxiety. (Not everything all the same time, but sometimes life knocks you around a bit!) He's excellent. David applies his knowledge of both acupuncture and nutrition, and works well with allopathic practitioners, too. I have recommended David to more than five or six friends who have all enjoyed and benefited from his treatment. In Seattle David has developed quite a following among women living through cancer treatment and recovery. Everyone likes him. He is consistently respectful, funny when appropriate, and always working to improve my overall health and wellbeing." dc

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