Herbal & Nutritional Medicine

herbal medicineShuswap Acupuncture’s committment to herbal medicine and modern science provides you the best formulas available – combining ancient wisdom and modern research. Chinese Medicine is the oldest, continually practiced, professional medicine in the world. Its written history stretches back not less than 2500 years and its practice is undoubtedly much older than that. Although acupuncture was the first Chinese Medicine modality to gain wide acceptance in the West, herbal medicine is also establishing itself as a popular, safe and effective complementary therapy. In British Columbia. practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine are licensed health care professionals and adhere to the Code of Ethics of the College of Registrants of B.C.

The quality of the products offered by Shuswap Acupuncture has been consistent and dependable over the years. We are committed to providing safe, pure, and effective products of uncompromising quality and excellence, and adhering to GMP and Health Canada standards and guidelines for nutritional supplements. We provide a reliable, worry-free source of effective herbal formulas and we guarantee products free of contaminants or harmful ingredients. The products Shuswap Acupuncture carries – Golden Flower, Kan Herbs, Seven Forests, Blue Poppy and KPC – are of the highest quality, optimally extracted, and safe. They are manufactured at state-of-the-art facilities in the United States and in Taiwan – NOT mainland China – by industry leaders and adhere to stringent pharmaceutical grade international standards. They meet and usually exceed GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards. The following are typical and minimal standards followed by these companies:

1. Selecting and testing herbs for quality and purity

The finest wild picked ororganically grown herbs are selected whenever possible. Only the most potent part of the plant is used. Careful attention is paid to the correct timing and method of harvesting. No herbs are used that are endangered, sprayed, or fumigated.

2. Laboratory testing strength and potency

Trained herbalists evaluate herbs for quality on the basis of smell, taste, and appearance. Samples are sent to independent labs to screen for pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, sulfites, heavy metals, and bacterial contamination. Detailed composition alanalysis at the molecular level is provided using thelatest technology including Capillary Electrophoresis, High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, and Thin Layer Chromatography.

3. Combining, tableting, processing of granules

Meticulous attention isdevoted to each individual component of a formula. Roots are cooked over low temperature overnight. Flowers are prepared by infusion. Alkaloid containing herbs are soaked in alcohol and aromatic extracts are added last to preserve their volatile components. For tablets, a small amount of acacia gum and cellulose are used to bind the ingredients together, and magnesium occasionally aids the tableting process. The carrier for the granulated form of herbs is either the ground herb itself or small amounts of hypo-allergenic potato starch. Tablets are tested fordisintegration times. They are packaged into bottles with safety seals, stamped with lot numbers and expiration dates. Samples of each batch are sent to outside labs to once again test purity, potency, and accuracy of finished formula.

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Donna Rasplica, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a member and supporter of the World Wildlife Fund.
She also supports CITES – Convention on Trade in Endangered Species and is committed to protecting endangered species worldwide.
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