Can I buy the Chinese herbal medicine dispensed at Meridian Healing Centre over the counter?
No. The Chinese herbal medicine formulas dispensed by Dr Kirk Wilson at Meridian Healing Centre are customised and mixed from scratch. Consistent with the Chinese Medicine model, each individual herb and its dosages is selected to address how each patient presents at an energetic level. This can often involve complicated and idiosyncratic (unique) combinations of energetic imbalances. In contrast, premade over the counter products lack the flexibility to fully adhere to this model of medicine.
Chinese herbal pills and tablets which can be bought over the counter are based on traditional or classic Chinese herbal medicine formulas. This means they cannot be customised nor tailored to treat the specific imbalance as presented in each patient. Due to the complexity of Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis, it is very unlikely your imbalances will have an exact matching classical formula. This renders premade Chinese herbal pills and tablets to be robust and brings their efficacy under question.
In the past, some patients at Meridian Healing Centre have been tempted to buy Chinese Medicine pills and tablets which are available for purchase over the counter. Dr Wilson does not recommend his herbal patients use these treatments. The potency of these Chinese herbal pills and tablets are not as strong due to the low dosages. Seek professional specialist advice and treatment from Dr Kirk Wilson at Meridian Healing Centre.