Tibetan Herbal Foot Soaks

Experience the Benefits of External Herbal Medicine

Our clinic in downtown Campbell offers a very special herbal foot bath therapy that is a part of traditional medicine around East Asia.  External herbal foot soaks are an easy-to-incorporate, integrative, self-care modality that utilizes pharmacologically active herbal medicine administered through relaxing and transdermal methods.

 

The herbal blend we carry is sourced from small farmers and wild-crafting herbalists in Tibet.  The small company helping us get our herbs dedicates part of their profits to Tibetan humanitarian projects with efforts that improves access to education, helps local economies, and preserves the pristine high altitude ecology and Tibetan culture.  

Consistent and appropriate use of this therapy is said to promote the healthy circulation of 'Qi and Blood', which in biomedical terminology means normalized blood circulation, especially to peripheral vessels which supports peripheral nerve function.  The botanicals in the blend reduce pain [1], reduce inflammation/oxidative stress, pro-inflammatory effects of glycoproteins / lipopolysaccharides (Yamazaki, S., Akira, S., & Sumimoto, H. 2014) and other plaques in the soft tissues and vessels [1, 2, 3].  The components of this herbal blend have also been show encourage normalization and regulation of neurotransmitters and hormones throughout the body.

 

Due to the widespread benefits of the pharmacological aspects of the soaks, this therapy can be helpful for and is often recommended for many internal chronic health conditions, including:

  • Chronic pain

  • Generalized or localized inflammation

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Peripheral neuropathy (i.e. post chemotherapy and radiation, or due to Diabetes)

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Knee osteoarthritis

  • Painful and Irregular menstruation

  • Headaches/migraines

  • Concussion/traumatic brain injury

  • Gout

  • Cold hands and feet

  • Cold abdomen with diarrhea

  • Hypertension

  • Recovery from stroke

  • Stress & generalized anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Gas and Bloating

  • Constipation

  • Chronic fatigue, lassitude, low energy, weakness

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provides medical acupuncture, occasionally with additional stimulation using electro-acupuncture and infrared therapy for better results.  As is required by law, we use single-use, packaged, disposable, sterilized needles for your health and safety, and to prevent any infectious diseases.  All of our acupuncturists maintain current licenses with the California Acupuncture Board.

See the National Institutes for Health website on acupuncture for additional information and guidance.  For the World Health Organization's list of a wide variety of diseases or disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials, see the full report, or their list.

When a tree dies, it is the roots that die first.


When a person ages, it is the feet that age first.
 

– Chinese medical proverb

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