Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialist

Lisa Meyerson, L.Ac.

Acupuncturist & Women's Health located in Cook & Lake County, Chicago, IL

Chinese herbal medicine has been supporting health and wellness for centuries, but Americans have only begun realizing its potential in the last several decades. To find treatment for an illness, or to promote preventive health, reach out to Lisa Meyerson, L.Ac., at her practice in Evanston, Illinois, serving patients all over Cook and Lake Counties. Lisa creates herbal mixtures just for you that support your health and address your unique concerns. See the difference Chinese herbal medicine can make in your life by scheduling an appointment with Lisa online or over the phone today.

Chinese Herbal Medicine Q & A

What is Chinese herbal medicine?

Chinese herbal medicine is one of the many facets of traditional Chinese medicine, which was born thousands of years ago and continues to evolve to this day. Chinese herbal medicine is one of the most sophisticated herbal medicine traditions in the world.

Lisa uses Chinese herbs alone or in conjunction with other Chinese therapies, such as acupuncture, to help patients achieve optimal health.

What can Chinese herbal medicine treat?

Because it’s been around for so long, practitioners use Chinese herbal medicine to treat countless ailments and complaints, from cancer to the common cold.

Conditions that Lisa often treats using Chinese herbal medicine include:

  • Fatigue
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive troubles 
  • Pain
  • Symptoms of menopause
  • Asthma and chronic lung diseases
  • Allergies 

At her practice, Lisa uses around 300 of the most common herbs detailed in Chinese herbal medicine literature, like “Compendium of Materia Medica,” first drafted in 1576, during the Ming dynasty. 

What happens during a Chinese herbal therapy consultation?

During your first consultation with Lisa, she sits down with you to discuss your condition and/or symptoms, and your goals for treatment. She also gathers pertinent information like your health history, medication list, allergy list, and the nature of any illnesses you have.

Next, she examines you using diagnostic methods of traditional Chinese medicine, which include:

Inspection

During an inspection, Lisa looks for abnormalities in your complexion, vitality, bodily secretions, and tongue.

Listening and smelling

During this step, she checks for abnormal sounds in your breathing, and abnormal smells from your breath, excretions, and secretions.

Palpation 

During palpation, she presses different body parts in order to make your pulse palpate. This helps her identify any possible changes to the health and function of each organ.

After she does all of this, Lisa creates an herbal formula designed to address your unique health and wellness concerns. Herbal formulas consist of a variety of different herbs.

Is Chinese herbal medicine dangerous?

When you work with an experienced practitioner like Lisa, Chinese herbal medicine isn’t dangerous, and it typically produces only mild side effects.

However, certain herbs can interact with prescription medications and over-the-counter supplements, so it’s extremely important that during your consultation, you disclose every substance you take. Also, make sure to tell Lisa about any allergies.

Chinese herbal medicine addresses your whole body, not just your symptoms. If you want an all-natural, all-encompassing treatment for your condition, schedule a consultation with Lisa today. To get started, call or use the online booking tool.