FAQs

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, if you experience digestive upset, please discontinue use. If this or any other condition persists, contact your primary care physician. Ask your health care provider if any herbs may interact with other medicines that you take.

Why do you need a photo of my tongue?

The tongue is considered to be the window to your health. Find out more here.

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.