Chinese Herbal Prescriptions at Wildwood Medicine
Chinese herbal prescriptions at Wildwood Medicine are custom made formulas, using a combination of single herbs, which are specifically designed to treat and prevent illness. The style of Chinese Formula prescribing at Wildwood Medicine adheres to Classical Chinese Medicine, which follows the teachings of the oldest text of ancient Chinese Medicine: Treaties on Cold Damage [Shanghan Lun] and Essentials of the Golden Cabinet [Jingui Yaolue], written around 200BC.
The focus of a Chinese Herbal Formula is to assist the body in correcting pathologic patterns in the body, which are causing or allow the body to be susceptible to illness. The focus is not on individual nutrients that the body may be lacking, but to allow the body to function more efficiently and achieve an overall homeostasis.
The clinic is unique in that it is one of the only clinics in Maine to offer herbs that are in pill, granule, or bulk (whole herb) form in order to enhance the effectiveness of the formula and for the client’s preference. Only the highest quality herbs are used, which comply with international GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards. This ensures that the herbs are free from additives and contaminants.
Safety is paramount in prescribing an herbal formula. All current medications and supplements will be reviewed prior to prescribing any herbs to ensure there will be no interactions or side effects.