To date Herbal Medicine has been the most utilized form of medicine by Humans, its application has been used for wide array of conditions in many cultures worldover. Herbal medicine’s primary goal is to help the whole person maintain health, vitality and balance while supporting the body in achieving optimization in all of its various functions. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbal Medicine is used to augment treatments like Acupuncture, similarly most people in Europe and America use herbs to supplement their diets or in place of pharmaceuticals.
Herbs come in many forms: from bulk plants that you cook down into a decoction, herbal powders that you can mix into water and drink, capsules, pills, aromatherapy, external oils/creams/and washes, suppositories, and as food you can use dietarily. Applying nature-based medicine, like herbs, helps the body restore itself with what it is made out of and the mind reconnect with what it knows intuitively, thus harmonizing our systems with nature itself and connecting us in new ways, to the ground on which we walk, and the soil which we rely.
Herbs can be used for support in many conditions, and below is just a few examples:
- Digestive system
- Nervous system
- Pain conditions
- Sleep quality
- Cardiovascular system
- Healthy cells: skin, teeth, bones, hair and blood
- Healthy transitions like menstrual support, pregnancy, menopause, aging
- Weight support
- Emotional/mental support
- Stress management
Herbal Medicine does not diagnose conditions, yet utilizes a broader wholistic aspect of traditional medicine to achieve balance.