Updated: Oct 21, 2018
In the course of my herbal studies, physically connecting with plants that are used for medicine became very important to me. This connection started with customizing raw herbal formulas while practicing in the student clinic. I found that I wanted an even stronger connection to plant based medicine making. In addition to prescribing patent formulas, custom powder and raw formulas, I found I wanted to explore the creation of proprietary tinctures and topicals for my clinic. The entire line of tinctures and salves are hand crafted using lab tested and organic products as often as possible. All beeswax used in the salves is ethically sourced. The tinctures and salves are quick and effective and are great alone or in combination with other forms of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Here are the current products I make and provide through the clinic. If you're interested, please schedule an appointment or contact me directly to try them out!
o Anti-inflammatory Muscle Rub: This unscented salve is great for sore muscles, aches, stiff joints, and cramping pain. I use a slow, low temp extraction process to ensure that the medicinal components of the herbs remain intact. It penetrates the tissue to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain and stiffness. The formula contains Yu Jin (Turmeric Tuber), Tao Ren (Peach Kernel), Chuan Xiong (Lovage Rhizome), Bai Shao (White Peony Root), Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter and Beeswax
o Traditional Burn Ointment: This is based off an ancient formula used to heal the burns that came as a result of direct moxibustion. The formula is extremely effective at treating not only burns and sunburns but also scrapes, cuts and rashes. It contains Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root), Zi Cao (Lithospermum Root), Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter and Beeswax
o Stop Stress: A great tincture for quick relief from stress, anxiety and tension. The combination of herbs in this formula will help to settle your spirit and ease your mind. It doesn't cause drowsiness so it can be taken throughout the day. The formula contains Xiang Fu (Cyperus Rhizome), Yu Jin (Turmeric Tuber), He Huan Pi (Albizzia Bark), Bai Shao (White Peony Root), Gan Cao (Licorice Root), Chen Pi (Tangerine Peel), Gluten Free Alcohol and Vegetable Glycerin
o Kick the Cold: Certainly, one of the most popular formulas, Kick the Cold can help stop colds and flus in their tracks and reduce the severity and duration of your illness especially when taken right at the onset of symptoms. The formula can help with body aches, sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, chills/fever. It is made with Ban Lan Gen (Isatidis Root), Chuan Xin Lian (Andrographitis), Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit), Bo He (Wild Mint), Ge Gen (Kudzu Root), Gluten Free Alcohol and Vegetable Glycerin
o Adaptogenic Altitude Adjuster: Use this formula to help improve athletic performance, prevent altitude sickness and boost the immune system. This formula contains strong adaptogens that help the body respond to external stressors. It also works great for a quick energy boost. The formula contains Hong Jing Tian (Rhodiola Root), Huang Qi (Astragalus Root), Wu Jia Pi (Eleuthrococcus Root Bark), Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root), Gluten Free Alcohol and Vegetable Glycerin
o Allergy Relief: Help treat seasonal or chronic allergies by reducing sniffles, congestion and itchy/puffy eyes. As an extra bonus, the Astragalus Root in it helps to boost the immune system. The formula contains Huang Qi (Astragalus Root), Fang Feng (Siler Root), Cang Er Zi (Xanthium Fruit), Bai Zhi (White Angelica Root), Bai Zhu (Atractylodis Rhizome)
Have questions about them? Make an appointment to come in for a treatment or herbal consultation!
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