Chinese Herbal formulas have been proven to be effective in the treatment of many different health issues. Herbs are generally taken in one of three ways; a decoction where you take the herbs home and cook them yourself, powdered herbs that you mix in hot water to make a tea, and patent formula pills, capsules, and tinctures. I mostly use pills and capsules in my practice, though if we are working on something very specific for you, I will prescribe a custom powdered herbal tea. Formulas are easy to take and compatible with most other forms of medication with minimum risk of side effects. Almost all of the formulas used today have been used with success for hundreds of years.