Herbal medicine refers to the use of a plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. It is the oldest and most widely used system of medicine in the world today. It is used in all societies and is common to all cultures. We strongly encourage Mother Natures healing properties versus the widespread use of prescription pills which most commonly have multiple harmful or irritable side effects whereas nature's products are intended for the body and heal the body and mind the way as intended since the beginning of time.
The therapeutic activity of a plant is due to its complex chemical nature with different parts of the plant providing certain therapeutic effects.
Herbal medicine is frequently being validated by science, which seeks to understand the active chemistry of the plant. Using plants as medicine provides significant advantages for treating many conditions.
We all consume herbal medicines regular in dietary forms. The sprinkling of cinnamon on porridge, a cup of peppermint tea, or fresh parsley chopped into a salad. All of these applications are considered dietary prescriptions. They provide gentle therapeutic and gastronomic benefits, but their medicinal benefit is limited. It is by the considered prescription of medicinal strength herbal medicines that real therapeutic benefits can be attained.
Herbal medicine therapeutically supports and treats almost all complaints and conditions. A herbal dispensary contains hundreds of individual herbal medicines from a variety of herbal disciplines including Western herbal Medicine (European), Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine, Native American Herbal Medicine, Traditional Aboriginal Herbal Medicine and others.
Herbal Medicines come in a number of preparations including liquid (alcohol and glycerine extracted), powder, tablet, capsule and tea forms. They are best taken under the guidance of a qualified and highly trained practitioner that has taken a full history and has considered your individual health status and current medications. When professionally prescribed, they are safe, effective and supportive to your health care needs.
Several herbal medicines are often prescribed in combination to enhance effectiveness and increase synergistic effects. Qualified Herbal Medicine Practitioners consider many variables with their prescriptions and have the advantage and ability of individualised prescriptions when formulating and compounding your liquid herbal formula. At times, tablet, capsule or tea preparations will be recommended but the advantages and disadvantages will be discussed thoroughly with you before the prescription is determined.
Gingko, particularly a standardized extract known as EGb 761, appears to produce improvements in awareness, judgment, and social function in people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Randomized controlled studies assessing the use of ginkgo supplements for Alzheimer’s disease in individuals older than 65 years have produced positive results.
Saw palmetto is used by millions of men throughout the world for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The evidence suggests that saw palmetto provides mild-to-moderate improvement in urinary symptoms and flow measures. Saw palmetto produces similar improvement in urinary symptoms and flow compared to finasteride (Proscar), a pharmaceutical drug used in BPH, and is associated with fewer adverse treatment events.
St. John’s wort is well known for its antidepressant effects. The clinical efficacy of some standardised St. John’s wort standardised extracts in the treatment of mild and moderate depression has been demonstrated in multiple controlled clinical trials.
Valerian has had a long tradition as a sleep-inducing agent. It works by restoring one’s sleeplessness over time eventually reducing the need for the prescription with its therapeutic restoration to the nervous system. In addition, it has an added benefit of producing no hangover feeling the next day.
Echinacea has been shown to improve the body’s natural immunity. Echinacea is one of the most commonly used herbal products. A meta-analysis of 14 clinical studies evaluating the effect of Echinacea on the incidence and duration of the common cold found that Echinacea supplements decreased the odds of developing the common cold by 58% and the duration of a cold by 1.4 days.
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Passionate about the natural wisdom of the human body, our expertise lies in helping people understand their bodies so they can be empowered to reclaim their true state of health. Our aim is to help you find the answers to achieve your health goals.
Integrative medicine is healing-oriented rather than disease-focused. It promotes the combination of mind, body and spirit to regain the body's natural equilibrium to achieve health.
Chinese Medicine uses herbs and essential oils as well as other modalities. For centuries, China and other Asian countries have embraced herbal therapy. Now America is beginning to see the value of combining Chinese herbs with Western medicine.
Our bodies are quite adept at repairing themselves. We use methods that aid that natural ability with nutrition.
We believe many illnesses are caused by the toxins in our foods. Avoiding manufactured ingredients and pesticides reduces the harmful substances entering our bodies. Replacing them with natural plant remedies aids the body in healing itself and preventing future symptoms.
Our herbal practice has been found treat the whole person. Consistent therapy increases flexibility and stamina, improves pain and anxiety and enhances the immune system. Herbal therapy focuses not only on physical health, but wellness of the mind and emotions.