Dr. Jay J. Ryu, L.Ac, Ph.D. is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. He holds a Ph.D. from the prestigious Yuin University and earned a Masters degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the renowned Dongguk Royal University where he was a professor in Oriental Medicine. Dr. Ryu has been in private practice since 1997. Dr. Ryu serves as a core member of the Hongik Oriental Medical Association with extensive research in Oriental Medicine and Herbology. He has also been a continuing education instructor for acupuncturists. Dr. Ryu specializes in infertility, allergies, asthma, and pain management. Click here to learn more about Dr. Ryu's professional history!
Ancient Chinese herbal formulas are as effective now as they were when first introduced more than 2,000 years ago. Formulas treat a wide variety of symptoms while stimulating the body's natural healing process. Hospital studies prescribing individualized complex herbal formulas have demonstrated excellent results with patients who fail to respond to conventional pharmaceutical treatments. Read more about the history of herbology!
HERBAL MEDICINE & MODERN PHARMACOLOGY
There is a growing body of research which indicates that traditional uses of plant remedies and the known pharmacological activity of plant constituents often coincide. However, herbal medicine is distinct from medicine based on pharmaceutical drugs. It is far more balanced than medicine based on isolated active ingredients and is far less likely to cause side-effects because of the complexity of plant materials. Because herbs are typically prescribed in combination, the different components of a formulae balance each other and undergo a mutual synergy which increases efficacy and enhances safety. Herbal medicine seeks primarily to correct internal imbalances rather than to treat symptoms alone and therapeutic intervention is designed to encourage this self-healing process.