I wasn't sure where to post this message but thought this was as good a place as any. I have been having accupuncture and taking tinctures Sept, Oct and Nov. When I last had a review consultation at CARE, Simon Thornton advised me not to take the tinctures just the acupuncture as the herbs are grown in a very polluted area in China and they can do more harm than good to your insides. Don't know how much truth there is in that but I followed his advice and stopped taking the tinctures. He did, however, advise that I had the accupuncture if it made me feel relaxed.