Acupuncture is a great first step in starting your self-care journey and provides a tremendous amount of benefits by itself. However, if you're targeting a specific problem area or simply want to reap even more benefits from a more holistic approach to self-care, there are proven benefits of integrating herbal medicine with acupuncture sessions.
As a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Aleksandra Mihajlovic knows firsthand the benefits that herbal medicine can have on one's health and enjoys being able to give clients more comprehensive non-drug/surgical health options. Acupuncture and herbal medicine, when combined as a treatment, provide synergy and superior results for many conditions.
What is Herbal Medicine?
When most people hear about herbal or Chinese medicine, they immediately think it entails prescribing an herb instead of a Western medication. However, the truth is that Western medicine and herbal medicine don't have true counterparts.
Western medication is extremely static. Any person with the same symptom is given the same medicine. However, herbal medicine treats the person rather than the symptom. It's possible that two people with entirely different conditions can be treated with the same formula.
Or on the flip side, two people with the same symptom can be given different treatments. This is because, when treating with herbal medicine, we target the root cause and consider the person's past struggles, current struggles, and goals.
With herbal medicine, it's essential to ensure that the ingredients are pure. At Sasha Acupuncture, we source our herbs from reputable sellers that test their products for purity, efficacy, and safety. We don't prescribe anything that we would not take ourselves or give to our family members.
How Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture Work Together
While both herbal medicine and acupuncture are used for self-care and treating various ailments, they are still two different forms of treatment. Acupuncture works by restoring balance to our bodies by improving blood flow and stimulating a natural healing response. Herbal medicine targets a specific area or condition and delivers a tailored remedy based on the person's needs and concerns. When combined, both benefits allow for true healing in all facets – physically, emotionally, and mentally- rather than just treating surface symptoms.
With over 10 years of experience as a licensed acupuncturist and a DCTM, Dr. Aleksandra Mihajlovic can create a specific healing journey and treatment plan tailored to each patient that incorporates the best of each practices: acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Her holistic approach ensures that each patient receives the best care and experiences optimal results. Please call us at 973-444-8932 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Aleksandra to discuss your specific concerns and how herbal medicine and acupuncture can help set you on the right path to healing and fulfillment.