Chinese herbal medicine can be a complement to acupuncture and moxibustion treatments or used as a primary form of therapy. Formulas treat a wide variety of symptoms while stimulating the body’s natural healing process. Chinese herbs can help imbalances that lead to conditions such as allergy symptoms, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep irregularities and/or menstrual cycle imbalances. The herbs are particularly effective with chronic problems as well as the more acute versions of the common cold and flu, which do not respond as readily to Western medicines. Formulas can be taken as pills, granules, tinctures or as teas.