Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine

Ponsonby Wellness Centre is a Chinese Acupuncture and herbal medicine clinic located in Ponsonby, Auckland central also very close by Grey Lynn, Freemans bay and Herne bay area.

Natural Medicine To Heal & Restore

Chinese herbal medicine is part of a larger healing system called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). For thousands of years, traditional Chinese medicine has helped people improve their health, boost their immune systems, and ease short-term and chronic illnesses.

This Eastern philosophy centres on promoting harmony in the body using acupuncture, tai chi, and Chinese herbs.

Herbs are prescribed to restore energy balance to the opposing forces of energy – Yin and Yang – that run through invisible channels in the body. Herbs can act on the body as powerfully as pharmaceutical meds and should be treated with the same caution and respect.

Herbal medicine

Chinese medicine focuses on the body’s overall response to treatment and recognizes the body as one interconnected biosystem. Treatment changes the overall condition of the body including the immune system, but also takes care of the specific target problem. 

Our usage of mini herbal bags

What is small herbal bag?

The small herbal bag is a new method to use small quantity of powdered herbal medicine with unique formula for each patient.

'We use customized formula for different patients. The formula keeps changing based on patients' conditions, their symptoms, pulses, and tongues, the weather, and the seasons. Even the same patient will receive different formula of herbal medicine each time. '
Virginia Jin
Acupuncturist & Chiniese Herbalist
Natural herbal medicine
Our herbal bags
Unique formula for different patients

What are the benefits of herbal bag?


Only use as tea bags!

Don’t need to decoct. 

Time saving



Less strength of medicine taste

More easy to accept the smell and the flavour 


More featured formula can work faster

Better clinical effect can be identified

How herbal bags work?

The ancients said that the human body has the instinct to adjust all imbalances and resolve all diseases.
Small prescriptions that use less medicine but are refined is to stimulate patients to restore this innate instinct, so that patients can cure their own diseases by themselves.

In addition, energy has the characteristics of light weight and strong mobility. The changes produced in the human body are very fast, which can increase the impact movement of the cells in the body and restore function, while the substance is heavy, and the flow is slow, which is therapeutic.

How to drink Herbal medicines

More about Chinese herbal medicine

Chinese herbs are individual herbs that work synergistically together to accomplish certain goals. They are similar to pharmaceuticals in that they are medicine, but the body processes them the same way it processes food.

They stay in the system for three to four hours at most, so they require a longer-term regimen.

Each formulation has anywhere from two to 50 individual herbs and the formulations are made for the individual, depending on what’s going on with them.

They can be used for a variety of things, such as supporting proper digestion or relieving low back pain. A lot of people like to use different Chinese herbs for arthritis or autoimmune conditions—they can help regulate inflammation or the entire immune system.

There are herbs for more chronic conditions like asthma, Lyme’s disease, menstrual issues, and fertility.

Your practitioner might advise you to make specific changes in your diets, such as avoiding spicy foods or alcohol. Foods are believed to either ‘heat’ or ‘cool’ the constitution, making dietary changes an important part of the healing process.

Acupuncture might also be used to treat disrupted Qi. Herbs can act on the body as powerfully as pharmaceutical meds and should be treated with the same caution and respect. Our clinic’s practitioner is fully qualified.

Never abandon your regular medication or alter the dose without the knowledge and approval of your doctor.

The Mini Formula is a Chinese medicine made from grinding herbs into the form of powder according to symptom types, stored inside a tea bag, and made in boiling water. The Mini Formula weighs 0.1g-0.8g, normally contains around five different types of herbs ground into tea bags, a decoction is not required, good taste, easily stored, carried, and non-toxic. Nowadays, much traditional Chinese medicine and modern medicine may lack treatment for diseases, however, the use of Mini Formula will show effectiveness within few hours.

The Mini Formula’s theoretical basis is the medical revolution. The human body is structured with 70% of water, therefore the causes of a pathogen are due to water. Adjusting water can treat sicknesses, just like how water in nature can convert into mist, cloud, and rain. The human body is the same, water can cause body cells’ to open and close, so the medical revolution uses the study of diseases on the human body. In order for diseases to find a way out or create a way out, we need to adjust water and energy from movement to change movements of body cells which will help recovery.


Through a number of clinical practices, more than 30 flavours of commonly used traditional Chinese medicine are chosen, restoring the physiological function of the human body to promote the balance of pathological regulation.

The Chinese medicine Mini Formula is based on symptoms according to tongue diagnosis to quickly create an accurate formula, using a wide range of treatment, almost general, to focus on the overall improvement of the human body’s condition. The Mini Formula is suitable for all common diseases and various unseen diseases. By using the Mini Formula, 7 days is known as a small treatment and 3 months known as a big treatment. This formula can effectively cure many diseases that modern medicine is difficult to treat.