Why herbalism in the age of pharmaceuticals? Pharmaceuticals are laboratory-created concentrates of singular compounds whereas herbalism consists of preparations of mostly plant-based substances (with some animal and mineral sources) containing the wide array of chemical substances within that source, some more or less biochemically active, more or less concentrated. With that in mind, western pharmaceuticals have tightly dosed smaller portions with specific function whereas herbal remedies have broadly dosed large portions of more general function further back in the biochemical chain than the target effect.

While sometimes the singularly focused approach is exactly what is called for (like insulin for diabetics or antibiotics for bacterial infection), sometimes it truly is the broader general effect that the body needs to deal with what ails it. Over the numerous generations stretching from ancient times to the modern era, Chinese herbalists have been honing the perfect blend of herbal substances to approach a full spectrum of ailments with undeniably favorable outcomes, and in some instances in alleviating issues modern therapies have yet to adequately tackle.

If you would like to see how herbalism can work for you, schedule a consultation.

Our Specialties

We have certain areas of focus where our therapies can be particularly impactful.

ADHD Holistic Approach
Ankle and Heel Pain
Anxiety and Stress Relief
Back Pain Relief
Ball of Foot Pain
Bell's Palsy
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Pain Management
Cluster Headaches

Digestive Issues
Knee Joint Pain
Migraine Headaches
Muscle Pain
Neck Pain
Persistant Cough
Pinched Nerves
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Seasonal Allergies
Shoulder Pain
Sinus Pain
Smoking Cessation
Tension Headaches
Thyroid Conditions
TMJ Pain
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Weight Loss Management



Yi Guan Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
260 Addie Roy Road, Suite 140
Austin, TX 78746 (directions)

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