Like acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine has also been in use for over thousands of years. It comes in many forms, raw ( dried leaves, seeds, twigs), granules, patent formulas. The acupuncturist will formulate the herbal medicine for individual needs. In most cases, the formulas have little to no side-effects making it ideal for the individual to take one formula at a time without the need to add other medications to combat the side-effects, like the way most chemical drugs do.