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The health questionnaire asked a ton of questions. Why do you need all this info?
In order to make the formula personalized, we need to know about every aspect of your health. In TCM, we use a holistic approach known as Pattern Diagnosis to get a full picture of your health, so that no area is isolated from treatment. For a more in-depth explanation, check out this article.
Is there anyone who should not take these herbs?
Do not take if you are on any type of blood thinner, as herbs are contraindicated for use.
Do not take if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
This is not a complete list of all interactions that may occur—always ask your healthcare provider if any herbs may interact with other medicines that you take.
Are these herbs safe? Are there any side effects?
Verified by hundreds of years of research and 2000+ years of usage, these herbs are considered very safe, and there are minimal predicted side effects. However, every body is different and we cannot predict how Elix will impact each individual. When you start taking herbal medicine, your body can sometimes react with unpleasant detoxing symptoms, such as fatigue, bloat, cramping, and headaches. This is a result of your body's natural process to release the toxins that have been stored up over time. If you experience prolonged symptoms like these, contact us at email@example.com.
Why do you need a photo of my tongue?
How are the formulas personalized?
We use a Chinese medicine system called Pattern Diagnosis to identify and group a wide range of symptoms into a simple pattern of imbalances. Your pattern is considered the root of your disorder(s), and your treatment is tailored based on your unique combination of symptoms. The answers you provide in the online health assessment help us determine your body’s pattern (or patterns) and the herbal formula needed to treat it.
Do you test for mercury and other heavy metals?
Yes, our formulas are triple-tested by an independent third-party to ensure that there are no heavy metals present.