Chinese herbal medicine

Chinese Medicine is based on the theory that qi flows within pathways throughout the body. These pathways connect our organs, digestive, immune, nervous, and reproductive systems. They also connect our body to the external environment. Physical, emotional or environmental stressors create disturbances in the natural movement of qi which leads to poor health.

Conditions treated by Chinese herbal medicine

Chinese herbal medicine can be used to treat many different diseases. Joseph Tonzola has found the use of Chinese remedies to be very effective for treatment of following conditions:


  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Infertility
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Benefits of Chinese herbal medicine

Chinese herbal medicine takes into account a person’s individual signs and symptoms to determine the best herbal formula for the treatment of the entire person as well as their disease. This specificity allows for optimal healing response time, often with zero side effects.

Chinese herbal medicine frequently asked questions

How are Chinese herbs taken?

Patients are given options when it comes to the form of administration of the Chinese herbs. Depending on the type of disease being treated, the constitution of the individual person, and the persons lifestyle, formulas are prescribed in the form of tea pills, granules, capsules, and/or raw herb decoction(soup/tea).

Where do the herbs come from?

I use Chinese herbs that are from reputable herbal companies here in the United States. These companies use the highest quality Chinese herbs and preform thorough inspection of them before any sale. Here are websites of two herbal companies that I use when prescribing an herbal formula for patients:

Can Chinese herbs be taken with western medications?

Yes, Chinese herbs can be taken with western medications. Chinese herbs are frequently used in combination with western medications in China to more effectively eliminate disease. Chinese herbs can also help with lessening the side effects of western medications. There are some exceptions with combining the two. This is determined at the time of intake when reviewing the medications the patient is currently taking.

What are some diseases that Chinese herbs are used to treat?

Chinese herbal medicine can be used to treat many different diseases. Here are some examples where I have found the use of Chinese herbal remedies to be very effective:


Joint Pain, Arthritis, Migraines/Headaches, Tinnitus, Vertigo, Peripheral neuropathy, Constipation, Diarrhea, Sciatica, Low Back Pain, Infertility, Irregular Menstrual Cycles, Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression