HERBAL SUPPLEMENTATION . . .
Medicinal Herbs have been in use for thousands of years and are renowned for their effectiveness in many diseases. These natural herbs are very effective in boosting the immune system, increasing the body's resistance to infections, healing a multitude of ailments, and
raising and renewing the vital force of the body.
The use of plants for healing is by far the world’s oldest and most widely known therapy. Since the beginning of time, the knowledge of herbal remedies has been handed down from generation to generation. With the growth of synthetic drug manufacturing, the direct use of medicinal plants nearly became a thing of the past. It is only more recently that there has been an increased interest in herbalism as a natural method of medicine.
The purpose of herbal remedies is to stimulate the body’s own natural healing abilities by cleansing and rebalancing. Similar to synthetic drugs, many herbs contain antibacterial and antiviral properties.
The advantage of herbal remedies is their ability to rapidly return the body to a state of health without the potentially damaging side effects as with synthetic products.
Herbs, correctly used, can be combined to target, regulate, heal or tone any organ in the body, unless the tissue has been completely destroyed.
The earliest known records of medicinal herbs date back to 3,000 BC from northern China. The herbs identified in those records such as, myrrh and frankincense, are still being used today. At that time, however, herbalism was often connected to astrology and folklore.
Begining with the 16th century, the division between herbalism and allopathic (conventional) medicine grew further and further apart. By the 19th century, published knowledge of herbalism had increased with advances in scientific botany, and a number of North American Indian herbal remedies had been added to the pharmacopoeia, the list of medicinal drugs, but by this time herbal cures were out of fashion.
Medicines from conventional medical practice are in fact extracted from traditional medicinal herbs. Consider digitalis and aspirin. Yet, do we really improve upon nature?
As a holistic practitioner I help you to understand the human body along with the knowledge of herbal pharmacopoeia. I bring to you an awareness of the root cause of ailments and symptoms. For example, diarrhea may be caused by, a viral infection, nervous stress, diet, or even contaminated water.
Herbal considerations are incorporated for either you or your animal companion in the Biofeedback Scan or phone consultations. We start with the very basics and build from there. With the information that the Biofeedback Scan reveals and what the body is telling me intuitively, we are able to begin a step by step process of regaining health and wellness within the body.