SARAH HAUER: Hi. I’m Sarah Hauer. SIG HAUER:
And I’m Sig Hauer, and we’re professional practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine.
SARAH HAUER: We’re here on behalf of Expert Village. SIG HAUER: And welcome to our video.
Our consideration also is how long will the person be taking those herbs and that’s very
difficult to answer upfront when we’re first starting with the prescription. What we will
typically do is ask the person to come in after about a week again, see what kind of
changes are taking place if any, because sometimes the herbs may take two to three weeks to really
begin to work. Some formulas may start to work within a day or so. The first category
Sarah was talking about, the release exterior herbs, we expect to see changes within a few
hours with those types of herbs. So, depending on what we’re working on is going to determine
how long a person is going to take a particular formula. And also, as we move along in time
as that person is taking the formula, we may make some changes with that formula or we
may change the formula completely. But, for example, the formula has about eight different
herbs in it, maybe we’ll take an herb out or add another herb or substitute a couple
of herbs or maybe change the quantity of a couple of the herbs as we see things change
in that particular patient. SARAH HAUER: Quite frequently we may prescribe the loose herb
formula for a few weeks to a couple of months or maybe a few months and then depending on
what we’re working on. If it’s a long-term problem, then we may be able to graduate to
prepared formula. SIG HAUER: Now, we also have about a hundred different traditional
formulas in pill form. Unfortunately, there are some people because of their busy lifestyles
or whatever don’t want to go through the trouble of preparing the raw herbs and we will try
to do a combination sometimes of these or sometimes just one formula might be the right
thing for a period of time. But we do also have these herbs, again, about a hundred different
formulas here to cover many of the different patterns, many of the different problems that
can come up for people.