Unlike Western herbal use, Chinese herbal medicine usually involves combining two or more herbals into a formula that treats a specific disease pattern diagnosed by a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) practitioner. These formulas are primarily made of plants and herbs but can contain minerals and animal products.
Chinese herbal remedies are a crucial part of TCVM and are most often used in conjunction with acupuncture. Correct application of Chinese herbals correct imbalances within the body and speed up the healing process. Dr. Coates is certified in Chinese Herbology.