WHAT IS HERBAL MEDICINE?

Herbal Medicine is the application of plants, seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. There are thousands of different ingredients involved in herbal medicine spanning across different countries, cultures and plant-based medicinal systems. Herbalism is the study of botany and the use of plants intended for medicinal purposes or for supplementing a diet.

HISTORY OF HERBAL MEDICINE

Plants have been used for medicinal purposes long before recorded history. Ancient Chinese and Egyptian papyrus writings describe medicinal uses for plants as early as 3,000 BC. Indigenous cultures, such as African and Native American, commonly used herbs in their healing rituals. While others developed traditional medical systems, such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, in which herbal therapies were used.

Researchers found that people in different parts of the world tended to use the same or similar plants for the same purposes.

CHINESE HERBS CAN HELP WITH:

  • Allergies

  • Arthritis

  • Depression

  • Digestive Disorders

  • Fatigue

  • Gynecology/Menopause

  • Headaches/Migraines

  • Infertility

  • Low Back Pain/Sciatica

  • Mood Swings

  • Neck Pain/Pinched Nerve

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Stop Smoking

  • Stress

  • Weight Loss

** Considerably more affordable than pharmaceutical medication**

Herbal Medicine

HERBAL MEDICINE IN THE UNITED STATES

In the early 19th century, when chemical analysis first became available, scientists began to extract and modify the active ingredients from plants. Later, chemists began making their own version of plant compounds and, over time, the use of herbal medicines declined in favor of drugs. Almost one-fourth of pharmaceutical drugs are derived from botanicals.

Recently, the World Health Organization estimated that 80% of people worldwide rely on herbal medicines for some part of their primary health care. In Germany, about 600 to 700 plant-based medicines are available and are prescribed by some 70% of German physicians.

In the past 20 years in the United States, there has been a tremendous increase in the public’s desire to seek out herbal medicine. This trend is largely due to public dissatisfaction with the pharmaceutical companies, the cost of prescription medication, as well as mistrust in the drugs themselves often times coming with a long list of non-deadly and deadly side effects for minimal health benefits.

What to Expect During
A Herbal Consultation

During a herbal consultation, Loren Browne (Acupuncture Physician) will escort you into the treatment room to first discuss the nature of your health concern. After a detailed health consultation, Loren will perform a tongue and pulse examination. Tongue and pulse examinations are vital aspects of diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine, especially as it pertains to herbal medicine. After the Herbal Consult, Loren will prescribe a formula of formulas specific to the needs of your health condition.

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