|The Healing Alternative|
|At Integrative Acupuncture we carry an extensive line of Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines in the form of tablets, capsules and teas, medicated oils, liniments and lotions. These are prescription remedies that are available through an NCCAOM certified Chinese Herbalist. Custom powdered and raw herbal formulas also available and are prescribed on an individual basis.
We stock only remedies that have the purest content. Our Chinese Herbal formulas are free of pesticides and have undergone extensive testing to insure their purity. Testing limits conform to or exceed US Pharmacopia standards and meet the even more strict international regulatory standards of the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Authority of Australia) and includes:
All products are obtained from sources that meet FDA GMP standards.
- Microbial testing for bio-contaminants such as E.Coli, salmonella, molds and yeasts.
- Gas Chromatography testing to check for presence of over 200 potentially harmful substances such as pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.
- High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to measure potency by confirming the presence of active ingredients.
- Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry testing to detect the presence of non-organic contamination such as heavy metals. These sensitive tests can detect elements in the subparts per million, and in some cases, per billion.