Herbal Medicine

Harness the pain-relieving power of herbal medicine at Columbia, MO’s Acupuncture of Columbia to restore balance, promote natural healing, and enhance overall wellbeing. Let’s embark on your journey towards optimal health together.

our treatments

benefits of Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine is a major aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has more than a 3,000 year old rich history of continued evolution and success.  It is one of the most sophisticated clinical systems in the world for diagnosing and treating ailments successfully. Acupuncture of Columbia offers custom Chinese herbal prescriptions compounded from an extensive herbal pharmacy of approximately 200 formulas and single herbs.  Our herbs are the highest quality available and have been rigorously tested to ensure their authenticity, potency, and freedom from contaminants.

At Acupuncture of Columbia in Columbia, MO, we are dedicated to helping you unlock these benefits of herbal medicine, guiding you on a personalized journey towards enhanced health and well-being.

our expert

Gina Butler, Board Certified Chinese Herbalist

Gina Butler, owner of Acupuncture of Columbia, proudly holds the esteemed recognition of being Mid-Missouri’s only board-certified Chinese herbalist. With a commitment to preserving traditional practices while integrating modern healthcare approaches, Gina is equipped to deliver exemplary services in herbal medicine. A standout feature of our clinic is the on-site herbal pharmacy. Our unique offering provides custom formulas tailored to your specific health needs and objectives. In our dedication to deliver timely wellness solutions, we ensure same-day fulfillment of your custom formula orders, providing convenience and speed in addressing your health needs. Moreover, we abide by the highest standards in herbal medicine by being Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certified.

our proven methods

why Herbal medicine

Herbal medicine is a trusted and valuable treatment approach, grounded in centuries of use, aimed at enhancing health and wellbeing. If you’re grappling with persistent health challenges, here’s why you should consider herbal medicine as part of your healing process:

Herbal medicine acknowledges the interconnected nature of your health, treating the entire person rather than isolated symptoms. It considers your physical, mental, and emotional health, aiming to restore balance within the body and mind. Herbal remedies work in harmony with your body’s natural processes, enhancing its innate healing abilities.

Furthermore, as a key component of traditional medicine systems, herbal medicine is designed to work synergistically with your body, targeting multiple aspects of a health concern simultaneously. This comprehensive approach allows for better management of complex health conditions and contributes to overall wellness.

Beyond treating existing health issues, herbal medicine is a proactive tool for preventive health care. Many herbs and plant extracts are known to support immune system function, promote mental clarity, and enhance energy levels. Regular use of appropriate herbal remedies can help keep your body in balance and prevent future health problems.

Moreover, herbal medicine promotes a proactive approach to health, encouraging individuals to take an active role in their own health care.

Herbal medicine offers a natural alternative to pharmaceutical drugs, which may carry side effects. It utilizes plants, roots, leaves, stems, flowers, and fruits, harnessing their natural healing properties to promote health and wellness.

While all forms of medical intervention carry some risk, when prescribed and used appropriately, herbal remedies can provide a safe, effective approach to managing many health issues.

Herbal medicine focuses on treating the root cause of health issues, rather than merely managing symptoms. By addressing the underlying imbalances leading to your health problems, herbal medicine can provide more sustainable and long-term relief.

In addition, herbal remedies are often designed to promote self-healing within the body. By boosting your body’s natural healing abilities, they can help improve overall health, not just alleviate symptoms.

Herbal medicine allows for personalized health care. Practitioners can combine different herbs to create remedies tailored specifically to your health needs. This personalized approach helps ensure that treatment is as effective as possible in addressing your unique health concerns.

As part of this personalized care, practitioners often provide advice and guidance on lifestyle changes that can further support your health and wellbeing. This comprehensive approach helps ensure you are supported not just with treatments, but also in your day-to-day life.

Yonder Info
May 10, 2023

I've been a patient of Gina's for a long time and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her. She is attentive and really listens to what you say when you have your appointments. She is also a wizard with herbal tea blends. I've seen her for everything from aches and pains, to perimenopausal and post menopausal symptoms. She has helped me through so much. I'd highly recommend her to anyone trying to heal through a non western medicine approach.

Ric Jackson
July 4, 2022

I have been using Gina's expertise in acupuncture and herbal medicine for several years. Her knowledge of acupuncture and its use in present day medicine has led me to visit her office on a monthly basis as part of my healthy lifestyle program. She not only is highly professional, but her "bedside manner" and sincere interest in how she treats me as a patient is something that is highly missing in today's American medical practice. Ric T. Jackson, R.Ph.

Ready to experience the power
of Herbal Medicine?

If you’re ready to explore the healing potential of herbal medicine for your unique health concerns, we invite you to book an appointment today. Begin your journey towards balanced health and well-being with Columbia, MO’s Acupuncture of Columbia. Let’s embrace the power of natural healing together.