Miami Herbalist

Dr. Carolyn Cook

Miami Acupuncturist, MSOM, AP, Dipl Canonical Chinese Medicine, LMT

Doctor of Chinese Medicine, herbalist and a licensed massage therapist in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Carolyn Cook

Miami Acupuncture and Classical Herbs

 Dr. Carolyn Cook established Miami Acupuncture & Classical Herbs in 1994. She is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture Physician, and a Licensed Massage Therapist with more than 25 years of practice. Dr. Carolyn Cook offers an integrative approach to health based on the ancient tenets of Classical Chinese medicine.

Before you go through the treatment process, Dr. Carolyn Cook has to conduct an initial consultation. Following the consultation, a treatment plan will be conceptualized specifically for you. After finalizing the treatment plan, a treatment implementation will complete the process.

Dr. Cook Specializes in Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Massage, Nutrition, and more.

We are pleased to inform you that Classical Herbs and Acupuncture is serving Kendall,  South Miami, Pinecrest, Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay, Coconut Grove, Cutler Bay, Hialeah, Homestead, and more!

Why Try Herbal Medicine?

Herbal medicine has been used to treat every ailment imaginable for thousands of years. Many plants hold medicine in their roots, stems, leaves, and flowers. In fact, 40% of pharmaceuticals come from plant extracts. These types of medicine also come with their benefits that can make them a more attractive option than traditional pharmaceuticals.

These are some of the benefits of herbal medicine 




Easier to get than prescription drugs


Helps stabilize the metabolism and hormones


Natural kind of healing


Strengthens the immune system


Little to no side effects

What can Herbal Medicine Help Treat?

Before the advent of modern medicine, many cultures have been using herbal medicine to treat a vast number of ailments for centuries. Even in today’s modern era, herbal medicines are still widely used around the world. Studies have been conducted over the years to determine what beneficial effects herbs have to offer.

Herbs have been known to treat the conditions listed below.












Sore Throat


Menopausal Pain


Respiratory Infections


Immune System Deficiencies




And Many More

What Happens When I Visit Dr. Cook’s Office?

All new patients begin their treatment with an initial consultation to assess their health and condition. The doctor asks detailed questions about the patient’s medical history, along with what ails them. After which, she will perform the diagnostic procedures of pulse and abdominal palpation. During this time patients should share their concerns for treatment during the consultation. The data gathered from these procedures help create a proper treatment plan with herbal prescriptions and acupuncture.  


How Do I Begin the Process of Telemedicine Consultation?

You start by scheduling a 20-30 minute video conference with Dr. Cook. Next, you must answer some forms designed to give the doctor a clearer picture of your health. The forms will be sent to you via email before the consultation.  Your video conference for your consultation will come after those two steps are completed. During the consultation please be as detailed as possible when you describe your condition. 

How Can I Get My Herbal Prescriptions

Once the treatment regimen has been finalized, patients can choose between two options to get their herbal prescription. The first option is a drop-off point for packages within 5 miles of the office address. Orders that exceed the 5-mile limit will be put in the mail.


What are Dr. Cook’s Qualifications?

Dr. Cook earned her doctorate from the Southeastern Institute of Oriental Medicine. She is licensed by the Florida Board Certified Acupuncture Physician. Being a licensed massage therapist and credentialed herbalist is also part of her repertoire. She is also recognized as a diplomat of the National Certification and Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as well as Canonical Chinese Medicine.

With over 25 years of experience under her belt, you can be sure you’re in good hands

Why Should I Choose Dr. Cook?

Dr. Cook is one of the best herbal doctors in Miami. Quality and safety are her first and foremost priority when treating patients. She takes great care when selecting suppliers to ensure her patients get the best herbs possible. Her extensive study of herbalism and diagnostic pulse-taking makes it so that the prescriptions are individualized for the health of the patients. Dr. Cook is a credentialed herbalist in Miami, Florida, ensuring your treatment and herbs are safe.


Which Herbs Treat Common Ailments?


Cinnamon is a spice shaved from the inner bark of the trees of the genus Cinnamomum. The trees are usually found in South America, South East Asia, and the Caribbean. It is high in antioxidants, which prevents cell damage. Cinnamon also strengthens the immune system to fight off viral and fungal infections. Finally, its anti-inflammatory properties can offer relief against coughs and sore throats. 


Ginger is a flowering plant commonly found in Southeast Asia. Its anti-inflammatory effects may help in relaxing the membranes in a patient’s airways. Consequently, it can bring relief to patients suffering from sore throat and coughing. Bacterial infections may cause patients to develop a fever or diarrhea. The herb contains the bioactive compound known as Gingerol, which hinders the growth of bacteria. Its antioxidants can also promote stomach health and soothe stomach aches.

Drinking Ginger tea can soothe sore throats, reduce coughing, and ease stomach pains caused by diarrhea.


Lavender is a flowering plant of the mint family found in Northern Africa and the mountains of the Mediterranean. It has an anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effect comparable to Lorazepam and Paroxetine. In addition to reducing anxiety Lavender is also effective in treating the secondary symptoms brought by anxiety such as sleep impairment and headaches.

Lavender can be used topically with oils or orally by drinking the tea.

What are the Different Types of Herbal Medicine?

Raw form

This is the quickest and most effective way of taking herbal prescriptions. This form of therapy starts by giving patients a prescription of raw herbs such as twigs, roots, leaves, bugs, shells, mushrooms, berries, and even insects to boil in water to create a decoction. Consulting with a qualified professional ensures the patient’s safety by being given the proper herbs and dosage. This method is a potent way of tackling health issues because it offers immediate results when compared to other methods


Granules are commonly known as powders. They are made by binding concentrated liquids of the decocted herbs to an excipient. Excipients stabilize the active ingredients of the medication to give it longer shelf life. Granules can make consuming herbs easier because herbalists can dose out the specific amount required to put in hot water. Many patients choose this method to reduce cooking time.

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