Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a history of herbal formulas that date back to more than 3000 years. While it may be easy to come by different concentrated forms of certain herbs at your local nutrition store, in TCM single herbs are rarely administered alone. Classic TCM formulas are designed to produce the most beneficial effect for certain conditions and are formulated in a sophisticated way despite being around for thousands of years.

In TCM, classic formulas adhere to some basic principles that allow them to be extremely effective without harsh side-effects. To name a few of the principles here, Mutual Accentuation allows a combination of usually two herbs with similar function to increase their therapeutic effect.  Mutual Enhancement allows two herbs with different functions to treat a condition in a well-rounded manner.  The first herb will directly target the pathological condition while the second one will increase the therapeutic effect of the first herb.  Mutual Counteraction principle is applied when one herb neutralizes or minimizes an unwanted characteristic or property of another herb.  Any given herb will have its primary action and indication, secondary function, tertiary function and so on.  Therefore, it is rare and not generally recommended for a single herb to be used in a concentrated form. A thoughtfully and well designed formula, on the other hand, will effectively target a condition while minimizing any discomfort or side effects for the patient. 

Herbal formulas are composed of different parts of plants (and in some cases, animals) to address just as wide a variety of issues as acupuncture can treat. In contrast to most synthetic prescriptions, herbal formulas are all-natural and contain no or minimal side effects if administered properly. Oral herbal treatments go hand-in-hand with acupuncture sessions and when used together, patients will notice their synergistic effects as treatment effects become retained and they notice improvements in their systems as their body is re-balanced from the inside-out. 

Trinity Acupuncture in Torrance only uses herbal sources from reputable vendors that follow strict Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations, which ensures that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. All herbal products are tested for heavy metals and contain concentrated doses of processed raw herbs. The great majority of our recommended formulas are in patent pill form so that patients can take them easily without having to cook their herbs at home. Customized formulas and powdered formulas are also available for more complex cases, according to patient need. 

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Our team at Trinity understands that changes in habits are an important step in establishing healthy patterns, which will lead to increased overall health. During our sessions, we treat you with the most effective, proven techniques, and equip you to make daily decisions that will reinforce the treatments we administer.

We at Trinity want you to retain your treatment effects. We want to see real, lasting change in your health and quality of life. The patients we serve in Torrance and the surrounding cities of Gardena, Lomita, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach commit to taking an active role in their health by learning about what treatments they receive and will always find supportive listeners in our providers. We walk with you through your healing process and provide practical recommendations that you can implement in your daily life. Get started TODAY by calling 310- 371-1777 for a consultation with one of our caring, compassionate, expert practitioners.