A Complete Prescription for a Healthy Life


In addition, together we will discover what forms of exercise, breath work and mindfulness / meditation will work best for you and your lifestyle, and we will find easy ways that you can incorporate them into your daily routine. For one person, this might mean simply sitting quietly for an hour sipping tea without any distractions or noise. For another it might mean practicing yoga or starting to jog again. Everything is based on where your physical, mental, and emotional health is at this moment in your life. I will support you in bringing all your systems back into balance in the way that is right for you.

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Chinese Herbology

Chinese herbology is another branch or tool that the Chinese medicine practitioner can use to improve your overall health. Each of our formulas (a synergistic combination of individual herbs) always includes an herb or herbs to aid in digestion. Just as the nutritional recommendations are based on your individual patterns, so are your custom herbs.

While not all of my patients are prescribed Chinese herbs, for some it is a necessary part of their treatment plan. For instance, women with hormonal imbalances such as PCOS, PMS, perimenopause, and menopause almost always require herbs. Patients with chronic digestion conditions will also greatly benefit from custom Chinese herbs. Short term herbs also work very well for colds, flus, and even for conditions requiring antibiotics. The herbs will fight a virus or bacterial infection without the unwanted side effects from pharmaceuticals.

I would highly recommend Tina Howard’s services to anyone! Prior to seeing Tina, I had tried acupuncture a few times with minimal results. I was experiencing stomach issues along with joint pain. After trying the conventional medical treatments with minimal results, I decided to try acupuncture again. In my initial meeting with Tina, she conducted a very thorough intake and set up a plan for treatment. Working with Tina, I experienced a dramatic improvement in my symptoms. With Tina’s combination of the acupuncture and herbs for my stomach, all of my symptoms went away! As an interesting side note, I was more relaxed after ten minutes of acupuncture than at any other time in my life. Tina is truly one of the most caring people I have ever met—she is amazing!
— Christie B., San Diego, CA