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've been seeing David for about 10 years in his Seattle practice. You folks in Olympia are lucky to have him. Here's a few reasons: 1) David and his colleagues are some of the most progressive and well educated healers and scientists around. My personal physician collaborates with David. 2) His practice offers some of the highest quality herbs and supplements available at prices that often beat even Bastyrs dispensary in Seattle. 3) I started seeing David for liver disease related to Hep C. Within 18 months all my abnormal labs became normal. Many of my symptoms eased or disappeared. 4) David's acupuncture treatments were the first I had that worked for a bone spur in my heel, shin splints, and other issues. His needle technique is the best I've experienced." lr

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