A typical herbal consultation involves sitting down with one of our licensed Chinese medicine practitioners in a private, safe setting. Your appointment will last between ten and thirty minutes, at which time your practitioner will ask relevant questions about the reason for your visit as well as learn more about your lifestyle, diet, and medical history.
Chinese medical theory looks at both the ailment and the underlying pattern of disharmony within the body. It is this understanding that makes Chinese herbs incredibly effective, even in situations in which Western pharmaceuticals are less effective. The customization of formulas also decreases any risk of unwanted side effects.
We will prepare your personalized formula and you will be able to bring it home shortly after the appointment.
Chinese herbology has been used for centuries to treat a variety of diseases and disorders. All of the herbs are naturally produced; originating from plant, animal, or mineral products.
Chinese herbs differ from Western pharmaceuticals by treating the underlying cause of the condition while simultaneously strengthening the immune system. Herbal formulas are often uniquely created for each individual, which allows us to treat multiple presenting symptoms and/or tailor the prescription for the patient's specific constitution.
Herbal formulas are most commonly ingested as a tea. We offer convenient granular formulas that are powder dissolved in hot water and raw herbs that can be cooked as a tea. Your practitioner will work with you to provide the appropriate method of administration. Please visit our Herbs page for more details.
Urban Herbs offers a full service online pharmacy for practitioners of Chinese Medicine and current students of Chinese herbology. Practitioners can create a profile that will allow you to use our intuitive and secure interface to create customized herbal formulas. We offer both granular and bulk quality herbs as well as shelf-stable Classic formulas.
These formulas will be constructed here at the clinic and then shipped to your desired location- either your office or your patient's home. All billing information will be securely stored in our system as will previous herbal formulas for easy re-order or modification.
We adhere to quality control guidelines so that your orders are compiled accurately and efficiently.
Please visit our Practitioners page to get started today!
For the convenience of our customers, Urban Herbs offers herbal consultations on a sliding scale. This form of payment allows patients to decide to pay what they feel is appropriate based on their income level and personal financial situations. We wholeheartedly want to be able to sustain affordable medicine for all, so please pay what you can!
Initial Consultations: 20-30 minutes on a sliding scale of $35-$55
Follow up visits: 10-20 minutes on a sliding scale of $15-$35
Acupuncture: 1 hour session $40
Acupuncture + Herbal Consult: $55 (the cost of the herbs will be additional)
PEDIATRIC ACUPUNCTURE (10 and under): $25
The price of herbs will vary depending on your specific formula. We can tailor your formula to meet the needs of your budget, but you can expect to pay anywhere from $15-$50 for a customized prescription. A two week formula runs roughly $25-35. Please let your practitioner know if you have any questions or concerns during your consultation.