At Joanne Vidich Chinese Medicine, we prescribe customised herbal formulas in granule form. Granulated extracts of single herb and compound formula are mixed together in accordance to a client-specific prescription.
Frequency of herbs taking
- For acute disorders, we generally dispense a formula for use over 5 to 7 days. The initial herbal formula are required to be taken 2 to 3 times per day until finish. We will re-book the client for a review consultation either in the clinic, online or by phone, to assess whether a repeat or modification to the initial herbal formula is required. If the condition is not completely resolved, clients have a choice to either continue their herbal therapies, or visit the clinic for acupuncture therapies, or both.
- For the active treatment of chronic disorders, we dispense granulated formulas for use over 10 days per fortnight. Clients are advised to take the herbs on a regular basis for 5 days per week. Most clients prefer to have the herbs during Monday to Friday, and have a break during the weekend. Maintenance treatment or health booster formulas only need to be taken 3 times per week on a continual basis, or for 10 to 12 days every month.
Preparation of the herbal tea
- The granulated herbal formulas are easy to prepare at home or at your workplace. Using the herbs at regular intervals preferably around meal time on a daily basis ensures optimum therapeutic effect. Simply dissolved 2 to 3 spoons of granules in a small amount of boiled water to make it into a herbal tea. If your herbal formula contain granules that are richer in nature, leave the mixture for 5 minutes until all the granules are completely dissolved. Drink the herbal tea while it is warm.