Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbs differ from western herbs in that they are almost always prescribed as a formula containing 5 – 15 herbs. Combining different types of herbs in different quantities helps us to craft a formula to address your specific symptom pattern.

 

Herbal Medicine - Geraldine Rudkins Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Kilkenny Ireland

Today, there are over 450 substances commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine. You may find some in your kitchen, such as ginger, and cinnamon. Some substances that were used traditionally are no longer part of modern professional Chinese herbal medicine practice. For example, traditional remedies that are derived from endangered species have been replaced by other substances with similar actionsi.

Traditionally Chinese herbs were only available in dried form and had to be boiled for many hours to release their active ingredients. However, modern advances have lead to natural methods of extracting the active ingredients so that herbs can be prescribed in more palatable forms such as pills, tinctures and freeze dried granules.
These are prepared according to strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and subject to high levels of quality control.

  • Drug and alcohol detoxification programmes, and Smoking Cessation to lessen the symptoms of withdrawal.
  • Acupuncture can help weight loss along with dietary measures and exercise. It has a calming and relaxing effect that makes it easier to deal with stress, frustration and anxiety that can trigger overeating and bingeing on fattening foods.
  • Acupuncture offers a non-invasive approach to treating infertility and research has shown that it increases a couples ability to conceive naturally.

Conditions We Treat

  • Depression
  • Stress,
  • Anxiety
  • Mental Clarity
  • Pain Reduction
  • Pain Elimination
  • Sleeping Problems
  • Reduce side effects of Medicine
  • Depression
  • Stress,
  • Anxiety
  • Mental Clarity
  • Pain Reduction
  • Pain Elimination
  • Sleeping Problems
  • Reduce side effects of Medicine

Our Partners

Our Partners

Aviva & Geraldine Rudkins Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Kilkenny Ireland
Bupa & Geraldine Rudkins Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Kilkenny Ireland
Laya & Geraldine Rudkins Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Kilkenny Ireland
VHI & Geraldine Rudkins Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Kilkenny Ireland

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