Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs are often used in conjunction with acupuncture for added therapeutic effect. While many cultures have herbal medicine traditions, the sophistication of Chinese herbal medicine is unsurpassed. Chinese herbal medicine has a long history reaching back several thousand years, and the resulting system is now used to treat everything from the common cold to digestion problems to symptoms resulting from cancer treatment.

There are thousands of herbs in the Chinese materia medica, of which about 300 are commonly used. A majority of the substances used are parts of plants or trees, along with some minerals, shells and animal products. Natural herbs in capsule, tablet or powder form are most often used in our clinic.


Jean S. Tom Acupuncture
127 N. Madison Avenue, Suite 219
Pasadena, CA 91101
Tel : 626-793-8988
Fax: 626-793-8088