Enzymes, Hormones, Neurotransmitters, and Vitamins
Not all formulas are made equal.
One Prescription at a time
Orthomolecularmedicine is the science of using natural biochemicals like vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, neurotransmitters, hormones and peptides to adjust the chemical physiology of our body.
The main advantage is they often have fewer side effects and toxicity of many altered synthetic drugs derived from nature's biochemicals.
Dr. Walshhas over 25 years of prescribing natural medicine and rarely will prescribe more than one formula or supplement at a time and it will be checked to make sure it doesnt interfer with current medication, you not be asked to change or go off any current medication with out consultation of the prescribing Doctor.
If Acupuncture Clermont does recomend natural medicines but one at a time and only high quality, American manufactured, physician-only, pharmaceutical-grade supplements;Pure Encapsulations.
Quality of Store Bought Supplements
Currently, there is little to no regulation of store or online bought supplements, there are medical grade supplements available (Pure Encapsulation) but because they are tested for high potency and purity they can only be prescribed by a licenced physician.
Supplements sold in stores and online in the United States are classed as food allowing many leading supplement suppliers to make claims of a substance through scientific research but their products are not tested and may not actually contain the amount or quality of active substances of the research quoted.
Recently the Attorney General tested supplements from some of the largest and well-known suppliers of supplements in the US, Many supplements did not have dosages as advertised on labels and some did not even contain the ingredients at all.
Other supplements that advertised gluten-free contain gluten and 100% vegetarian supplements contained animal products.
The total percentage of supplements from each store that tested to match their labels are as follows;
If this is what the leading supplement brands and retailers are selling you then can you imagine what you are buying online?
Dr. Walshdoes not follow trends but uses tried and tested herbal formulas (multiple herbs combined together to work in one formula) that have been used for hundreds and even thousands of years that can also be supported by modern scientific research.
Some of the herbs used are the sources of many modern pharmecuitacal drugs but not just in its whole and natural form, they are combinded together to take one medicne to treat multiple problems and symptoms at once.
Not all Chinese medicine is safe!
Herbs from China are found to be dangerous.
The Australian FDA (TGA)tested Chinese herbs from wholesalers and practitioners and found that 90% of Chinese herbs that were made in China contained illegal ingredients, pharmaceutical drugs, toxins, and heavy metals.
Australia has some of the strictest import regulations in the world with herbal medications, and yet dangerous herbs from China still get sold to the public by Traditional Chinese Medical physcians who import them directly from China.
In the USA, there is no testing of herbal medicine and supplements from China because of their classification as food (dietary supplement) allowing them to bypass quality and safety checks that standard medications go through.
Ninety percent of herbs manufactured in China tested were found to contain the following ingredients:
Pit viper (snake), poisonous toad, rat, cat, and dog.
Paracetamol, antihistamines, anti-inflammatory meds, antibiotics, warfarin, and stimulants like pseudo-ephedrine.
Arsenic, cadmium, and lead found in over half the herbal formulas.
The herbal formulas prescribed at Acupuncture Clermont are notmade in China, Herbal medicines made in China have been found to be toxic and poisonous!
We useGolden Flower Chinese Herbswhich are tested and manufactured in the USA by KPC Herbs in an F.D.A. regulated G.M.P. certified facility — ensuring pharmaceutical quality medicines that are safe and effective.
We use the industry leaders in potency and quality that can only be prescribed by a licensed physician.