Chinese Herbal Formulas

As part of my mission to adapt care plans to the scheduling and financial limits of patients, or if patients travel a lot, I offer a care plan that can be easier to access than acupuncture.  

Traditional East Asian Medicine (T.E.A.M.) is the modern term for "TCM."  This new name encompasses the contribution to acupuncture and herbology from other countries such as Tibet, Japan, Vietnam and Korea.

I mainly prescribe herbs from a company in Taiwan called KPC.  This company brings the latest biotechnology to make traditional formulas safe to consume.  Just like medications, each bottle has a lot number.  The company uses techniques such as high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), mass spectroscopy and genetic testing to ensure that the right species of plant is present and free of contaminants.  These herbs are easy to use - you can mix them in water or put them into capsules.  

Chinese herbs are often used in conjunction with acupuncture for added therapeutic effect. While many cultures have herbal medicine traditions, the sophistication of Chinese herbal medicine is unsurpassed. Chinese herbal medicine has a long history reaching back several thousand years, and the resulting system is now used to treat everything from the common cold to symptoms associated with cancer.

Together we can tailor a course of treatment
to meet your unique health needs.

There are thousands of herbs in the Chinese materia medica, of which about 300 are commonly used. You will generally receive a mixture of several different herbs in a formula that has been tailored to your condition. Chinese herbs are extremely effective and normally have only mild side effects, however it is very important to tell me about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking so that we can avoid any unwanted interactions with your formula.

I generally advise people to not use over the counter supplements that use one or two TEAM herbs in the ingredients outside of a traditional combination.  The safety and efficacy profile is usually the result of the the biochemistry of cooking the herbs together.  There are some important exceptions to this advice that I will happy to discuss with you.


Zachary B. Corbett, L.Ac.
132 East Broadway, Suite 312,
Eugene, OR. 97401
Phone: (541) 686-9424