The combination of acupuncture treatment and Chinese herbal medicine is highly recommended because the synergy itself creates better and sustainable clinical results. The advantages of combined therapies using both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are:
- Time saving and cost-effectiveness:
To bring the symptoms of acute and sub-acute illnesses under control, frequent and regular treatments need to be administered within a short time frame. The objective is to effect rapid relief to pain and discomfort, also prevent development of complications or the progression into chronic health disorders.
Acupuncture works by bringing blood flow to the painful areas and restoring the balance of bodily functions. The treatment outcome of acupuncture is the cumulative effect of a series of regular treatments. In China, patients attend the acupuncture clinic multiple times per week during the active treatment phase of an illness. However, this type of treatment program is not practical in the Australian clinical setting.
Expedited healing through concentrated treatments can be achieved by receiving regular acupuncture treatments at the clinic, combined with the taking of herbal medicine at home during the interval between acupuncture treatments. Less visits to the clinic means saving of time, and a shorter course of treatments brings about cost-effectiveness.
- Better management to provided targeted treatment approach
- – complement each other
- Complicated and chronic pathology need both modalities to see effect.