Chinese herbs are available at Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan in our outpatient office.
Our outpatient facility serves all Michigan Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb county cities. We are located in The Lakes Medical Building on the border of West Bloomfield, Walled Lake and Commerce township.
Chinese herbs are an adjunct that Dr. Bruce Ruben uses when western medicine can’t deliver all of the answers to a medical problem. Chinese herbs are “eastern medicine” basis for healing and at Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine, we have seen dramatic healing results in certain patient cases.
The idea behind using chinese herbs, (which comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)) and Encompass HealthCare are the same: if you find and treat the underlying conditions (causes) that create infection and/or inhibit wound healing, the body will heal itself.
Chinese herbs are an adjunct that Dr. Bruce Ruben uses when western medicine can’t deliver all of the answers to a medical problem.
The chinese herbs that we provide are in the form of easy-to-swallow tablets. Although they can be numerous, they are completely natural, derived from food sources, and safe.
For Dr. Ruben, chinese herbs (TCM) offers wound care patients virtually unlimited healing possibilities right here in West Bloomfield. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), “Underlying the practice of TCM is a unique view of the world and the human body that is different from Western medicine concepts. This view is based on the ancient Chinese perception of humans as microcosms of the larger, surrounding universe—interconnected with nature and subject to its forces. The human body is regarded as an organic entity in which the various organs, tissues, and other parts have distinct functions but are all interdependent. In this view, health and disease relate to balance of the functions.”
The theoretical framework of TCM has a number of key components:
The concept of two opposing, yet complementary, forces that shape the world and all life—is central to TCM.
•In the TCM view, a vital energy or life force called qi circulates in the body through a system of pathways called meridians.
•Health is an ongoing process of maintaining balance and harmony in the circulation of qi.
•The TCM approach uses eight principles to analyze symptoms and categorize conditions: cold/heat, interior/exterior, excess/deficiency, and yin/yang (the chief principles).
•TCM also uses the theory of five elements —fire, earth, metal, water, and wood—to explain how the body works; these elements correspond to particular organs and tissues in the body.