Practitioner Corner: February Spotlight Belinda He, DAOM, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM), LAc, LMT, CPMT

I am a graduate of American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in Houston, TX where I spent 4 years earning my Masters of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAOM). I am also a graduate of The American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Roseville, Minnesota where I have obtained Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM). I am a national certified and Taxes State Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist.

It is the goal of my practice to help patients improve and maintain optimal health through prevention and natural healing. I use principles of classical Chinese Medicine integrated with modern scientific analysis and technology to work with the body’s innate healing ability. By using a variety of natural approaches including acupuncture, diet, exercise, and other therapeutic methods, I map out a holistic path to treat common ailments and complex conditions based on each individual’s needs.

I help a wide range of disorders caused either by emotional or physical imbalances. I recognize our body’s intrinsic wisdom and work with each patient to achieve optimal health and wellness. My treatments are based on individual evaluations along with dietary recommendations, herbal medicine, and breathing exercises as a holistic approach.

I have been running The Woodlands Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic in The Woodlands, TX. since 2011. TCMzone was my first choice for herbal products, because I heard about the high quality and trustworthiness of TCMzone while in school and as a graduate from practitioner colleagues. TCMzone has continued to provide comprehensive and high-quality herbal products. They are the #1 most popular herbal products in my clinic because of the quality, safety and purity.

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine provides a complete system of medicine that is person-centric as opposed to disease-centric. It provides the resources that allow an individuals unique self to heal. Therefore, these two methods are invaluable in my practice.

In general, American patients don’t like the test of original Chinese herbs, TCMzone gives the professional practitioner a wider variety of herbal choices. The most popular herbal products in America are capsules, granules, tablets and softgels. The softgel herbal formulas are my personal favorite from TCMzone: Liu Wei Di Huang, Yin Qiao, Yuanhu and Shuang Huang Lian, are “must-haves” in my herbal pharmacy.

Softgels are Scientifically Processed Chinese Herbs with a long list of advantages over other type of forms

  • Softgels are easily digested, easy to swallow, taste better and convenient to take
  • Patients surveyed also prioritized products that were safe, efficacious, and fast-acting—all benefits from the softgels
  • Sensitive ingredients are fully encapsulated and protected from tampering
  • Patients report reduced stomach discomfort when digesting softgels.
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Liu Wei Di Huang (K001) Best formula to nourish Kidney Yin and clear deficiency heat, helps the Diabetes patients with XIAO KE syndrome; helps cancer patients with low energy and night sweats; and helps women suffering with menopausal symptoms.

Yuan Hu (K003) My patients refer to this formula as “natures pain killer”. From a TCM perspective, pain is caused by obstruction of Qi flow or blood circulation in the affected area. Many Chinese herbs are well known in TCM to move Qi energy and invigorate the Blood and may potentially relieve pain. Yan Hu Suo (Rhizoma Corydalis) is one of such Chinese herbs. Yuan Hu (K003) is a TCMzone signature formula that includes Rhizoma Corydalis and Bai zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae), which helps reinforce the action of Corydalis.

February is the peak month of flu activity. Yin Qiao (K002) and Shuang Huang Lian (K006) help with seasonal flu. They can protect the body against the flu virus.

Yin Qiao (K002) It is most effective when symptoms such as sore throat, runny nose, and other discomfort occur at the beginning of cold syndrome. K002 is most helpful when the TCM pattern “Wind-Heat type cold” is present.

Shuang Huang Lian (K006) It is composed of Chinese herbs that are most known and potent in TCM to clear heat and resolve toxicity. Shuang Huang Lian formula is designed to help boost our immune function when our body already feels like it is rundown. It works best when the heat is in the upper respiratory track and fire is in the lung.

I am grateful to have this opportunity to share my practice experience with TCMzone softgel formulas. Many thanks to TCMzone for supplying us with the highest quality herbal products. I have always believed that through the efforts of TCM practitioners, Chinese herbal medicine will benefit more American patients.