Another cornerstone of Chinese medicine is the use of natural herbs derived from plant to adjust excess or deficiency states and promote healing. The aim of herbal therapy is to regain balance within the system. Knowledge accumulated over thousands of years of study has resulted in a vast resource of herbal combinations that function very specifically within the body. Unlike most Western medications, herbal remedies are completely natural and have no drug side effects if it is prescribed by a knowledgeable and experienced herbalist. Ms. Chen has the first Chinese herbal powder Pharmacy in the Boston area. In some cases, after your acupuncture session, an herbal prescription, specifically made for your individual health needs is prepared for you. This is usually in the form of a tea that consumed twice a day. You leave the office with a supply of herb sufficient to last till your next weekly session.