What is Herbal Medicine?
The term “herb” refers to a plant used for medicinal purposes. For thousand of years plants provided the sole source of medicines and many familiar and potent medicines of the 21stcentury have been derived directly or indirectly from herbs
Modern studies into efficacy of herbs and randomized controlled trials have proven that herbs can be effective medicines. Modern medical herbalism is a synthesis of ancient and modern theories and practices, and its philosophy is based on the principle that health is the harmony of body, mind and spirit.
We have an inherent ability to regulate the functions of the body and to heal ourselves, known as homeostasis. When this mechanism is disturbed at any level, illnesses result. Symptoms in the body represent the attempt by the organism to correct the imbalance and heal itself.
Herbalists look at patient’s symptoms in order to address and treat the underlying causes of illness using herbs and advising on diet and lifestyle.
Herbalists use the leaves, flowers, bark, berries, roots or seeds of medicinal plants.
What my treatments consist of?
Your first appointment will last about an hour.
During this time the I will take note of the reason of your visit, your medical history, diet and lifestyle, and any conventional and not conventional treatments you may be taking.
I will look into your eyes with a magnifier applying the principles of iridology to get more information about your health constitution and may also have a look at your tongue. These approaches will help me to have a better picture of your complete health state in order to formulate the best tailored treatment for you.
The treatment plan may include advice on diet, lifestyle, exercise and of course the prescription of herbal remedies.
Medical reports from other health consultants, blood tests, urine analysis, allergy tests, x-rays, scan reports can also be useful information to determine and formulate a treatment plan that addresses all areas of the person’s life. If you have any of those you can also take them to your appointment.
Herbal Medicine can support the treatment of many conditions such as Digestive system disorders, Constipation, Gastroesophageal reflux, Gastritis, Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS), Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, Hemorrhoids, Cholesterol management, Hypertension, Varicose veins, Cough, Bronchitis, Asthma, Influenza, Hay Fever, Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, Headache, Migraine, Cystitis, Kidney stones, Reproductive system disorders, Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Menopause, Uterine fibroids, Endometriosis, PCOS, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Acne, Skin infections, Anemia, Allergies, and more.