Why Herbal/Holistic Medicine?

First, I want to say, I am not at all against modern science and medicine. I’ve been studying the science of the human body and medicine for over 20 years. I have worked in doctors’ offices and hospitals and I’ve seen the miracle of traditional medicine. However, I’ve also seen and experienced moments where prescription chemical medicine was prescribed, where natural herbal medicine perhaps could have been used and with less side-effects.

Let’s be honest, America is over prescribed (not to mention the countless amount of over-counter medicines). Nearly 60 percent of Americans are taking prescription drugs. That’s nearly 3 in 5 adults who take some form of prescribed medicine, which would also include antidepressants and treatments for high cholesterol and diabetes. Prescription painkillers are the leading cause of accidental death and overuse of antibiotics has led to the development of super bugs.

Why holistic herbal medicine? Well, because it’s natural and it works. Herbal holistic medicine, aim to stimulate the body’s natural healing power to heal itself. It attempts to restore balance in the human body. When the body is “off balance”, herbalism attempts to match the remedy to that imbalance. Herbalism uses plants, which is life, versus synthetic chemicals and when a plant has been harvested, it holds onto its medicinal qualities.

There are at least 600 medicinal plants. The use of herbs and plants for medicinal purposes have been used for years. There are continuous and numerous research regarding how herbs play an important role in our health and more and more doctors are realizing their patients are looking for alternative solutions to chemical drugs. Maybe, one day doctors will routinely look to Phytotherapy over orthodox medicine.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Please consult your doctor before using herbal tinctures/extracts/teas and do not us in place of prescribed medicines without first consulting your physician.

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