Herbal medicine is at the root of humanity’s great healing traditions and is still the most widely used system of medicine in the world today. It can be described as the art and science of skillfully collecting, preparing, and using plants and fungi to promote health, prevent and treat illness. Medicinally, an herb is any plant part or plant used for its therapeutic value.
Herbal medicines, along with simple dietary and lifestyle changes, work to support and nurture your body’s innate healing capacity. By adding in the important healing elements your body needs, your body begins to recalibrate naturally. Herbs can be used alone or work in conjunction with other health care modalities as part of an integrated and complementary, and practical health care program. Recognizing, understanding, and treating your symptoms at their roots will bring you a lasting solution and is key to sustained energy and vitality.
Benefits of herbal medicines:
Immune Boosting: Strengthen immunity, colds & flu, balance auto-immune disorders.
Pain Management: Back pain, neck pain, joint pain and arthritis, headaches, TMJ pain, carpal tunnel, sciatica, injury, tendonitis, spasms and cramps
Respiratory Support: Allergies/hay fever, asthma, sinusitis, colds, flu, bronchitis, support for inhalation of smoke and other particles
Neurological: Numbness, dizziness, migraines, peripheral neuropathy, seizures
Gynecological: Balance hormones, PMS, menstrual irregularities, menopausal complaints, pain, infertility, bladder infections
Mind-Body-Spirit: Strengthen nervous system; stress, anxiety and depression; insomnia, increased memory and focus, support healing of trauma; challenging life transitions, grounding, and boundaries
Digestive and and Elimination (Gastrointestinal System, Liver and Gallbladder, Urinary System, and the Skin): Constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, acid reflux, indigestion, irritable bowel, detoxification.
Men’s health: Prostate challenges, erectile dysfunction, infertility, low libido
Other: First Aid; Cancer treatment support; high blood pressure, high cholesterol; Diabetes; Support with quitting smoking; Disease prevention, energy, stamina and overall wellbeing; Recovery from surgery