Essential Oils

Our essential oil pharmacy is comprised of high-quality, organic essential oils that we combine together into formulas, usually in a carrier oil of safflower or sesame oil. Essential oil formulas are not ingested. Instead the patient applies the oils to prescribed areas, thereby stimulating acupuncture points.

Unlike other forms of herbal medicine that use herbs singly, Chinese herbal medicine works with herbs in combination; this applies to essential oil formulas as well.

As with acupuncture, people have varying preferences regarding herbal medicine. Some people love the ease of applying oils, others prefer the sensation of tasting their own herbal formulas, while others still like the convenience of taking pills. Regardless of the format, we love helping people experience the subtle and dramatic changes that herbal medicine offers.