Chinese Herbal Therapy:
Nationally Certified Chinese Herbalist.
Director of Ct. Institute for Herbal
Laura is a Nationally Certified Chinese Herbologist who founded the CT
Herbal Studies in 1992. Chinese Medicine is her passion and life-long
wealth of knowledge she receives both in China and the United States
her to share this affordable, safe and effective medicine with all who seek it.
works with her patients to achieve their goals for health, based on Chinese herbs
intention for change. Each person moves forward toward that change, step by step,
supportive and comfortable environment without judgment. She is a national lecturer
on Chinese Herbology, past Education co-chair of the Greater Hartford
Association & was the founding Vice President of the Ct Herb
Assoc. In addition to her
work at the school, Laura finds time to teach at area
universities, promote wellness at
local hospitals and is involved in a
clinical study using Chinese Herbs for menopause
as well as
formulating herbs for Pets. .
Appointments for Care are made through the school
for either her office in
Wethersfield or at Grant Chiropractic Health Center in Southington.
Connecticut Institute for Herbal Studies is a school founded in 1992 dedicated
study of Chinese medicine. . Demand for natural medicine grew, so
CIHS moved to
Newington in 1995 and expanded its offerings to include certification in
well as Chinese Herbology. Certificate programs in Aromatherapy and Bach
Essence were also introduced. Today, CIHS stands for concise information
in a clinical setting with an emphasis on quality study.
offerings are available by calling or e-mailing the school at: 1-860-666-5064 or
Frequently Asked Questions
About TCM are
Please do not hesitate to call if you have any further questions
What is Chinese Herbal Therapy?
Developed over 5,000 years ago traditional Chinese Medicine is based on
restoring and maintaining balance and harmony, both internally and externally.
Natural herbal formulas are specifically designed to correct imbalanced properties
the body, thus aiding in the treatment of disease.
Why Use Chinese Herbal Medicine?
Chinese herbal therapy offers an ancient, natural method of addressing
modern health problems by taking the whole body into consideration, not just the symptoms.
Does it work?
Yes! Modern drugs you may already use are derived from raw herb
China. Clinical studies utilizing traditional Chinese herbal formulas
indicate that stubborn
conditions, which fail to respond to modern pharmaceutical
treatments, often respond
extremely well to herbal therapy.
For Which Conditions Does Chinese Herbal Therapy Work Best?
Chinese herbs are often used for treating hormonal imbalances and chronic
Chinese herbal therapy can be applied to weak digestion, estrogen
and tumors, chronic sinus infections, as well as arthritis and
emotional disorders. The
effects of herbs may be seen after several days of regular
use, rather than immediately.
Once the effects are achieved, they generally last
for a long period of time. The combination
of acupuncture and Oriental body work
with Chinese herbs usually provides the most dramatic results.
Can Drugs and/or Dietary Supplements be Combined with Chinese
Chinese herbs may make it possible to take lower dosages of modern
medicines, to reduce their
side effects, and obtain better, more comprehensive results.
While modern medicines can offer
acute, immediate treatments, Chinese herbs can
strengthen long-term benefits, naturally. Chinese
herbal therapy has been
successfully used in conjunction with dietary supplements.
Are There Side Effects from Taking Chinese Herbs?
Chinese herbs are well known for their lack of side effects when
knowledgeable practitioners. Occasionally, mild adverse reactions
occur. Adjusting a
formula to balance the specific needs of an individual will,
usually alleviate these
reactions such as dizziness, gastrointestinal problems, rash or
Why Are Side Effects Few?
The intention of Chinese herbal therapy is to affect the whole body.
An herbal formula is
carefully composed and rarely has side effects because its
influences on different parts of
the body are balanced by other herbs. Thus, each
part of the body receives the desired type of effect.
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