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Maryland Classical Oriental Medicine
More than 300 herbs commonly used today have a history of use that goes back at least 2,000 years. Over the course of 2,000 years, a vast number of herbal formulas have been tested on patients for their clinical effectiveness. The ones that have not produce effective clinical results have been discarded, while the more effective formulas remain in practice today. In our practice, we take the classical knowledge and apply it to conditions today to ensure that patients receive the highest quality treatment possible.
We take pride in the quality of our herbs. The herbs are purchased directly from growers in small patches to ensure freshness and quality. All of our raw herbs have undergone vigorous pesticide testing programs in the industry and only those labeled "ND" (none detected) result on the pesticide tests are accepted.
The secret to Chinese herbal medicine's ability to treat illness is not only in the way that individual herbs are combined, but also in the way the dosage is modified. When we customize an herbal formula for each patient, group of herbs with different nature and energetic components and the dosage are carefully selected and measured according to the patient's symptoms and physical composition. Having a full service dispensary in our practice offers the full convenience and possibility of ensuring the highest level of clinical effectiveness with each formula.
Maryland Classical Oriental Medicine is one of the few clinics in the region that has a traditional Chinese raw herb dispensary. Taking raw herb decoction is the fastest way to get results, and has been the preferred method in Asian countries for thousands of years. Having a dispensary in our office offers great flexibility in formula creation and modification, thus maximizing the therapeutic efficacy for our patients' treatments.