BOTANICAL MEDICINE

Nature makes medicines your body naturally understands.

What We do 

Herbal medicine is the most powerful system for using nature’s healing compounds in a precise way to heal your body, and it’s actually the most widely-used form of medicine on Earth.

Chinese herbal or botanical medicine is used throughout the world in the treatment of a wide range of health problems. Chinese herbal medicine uses strategic combinations of plant and mineral-based substances known to have medicinal properties to support health. Many Chinese medicinals are known to western herbalists and health practitioners. Chinese medicine is unique in that herbs / botanicals / minerals are combined (anywhere from 2-20 medicinal substances in a formula) to have a therapeutic effect for each individual’s condition.

Often, in the absence of frequent acupuncture, herbal medicinals fulfill a supportive function until the next round of acupuncture. Herb internal medicine often comprises the main strategy in a course of Chinese medicine treatment.

Botanical medicine consults may be offered separately or in conjunction with acupuncture, dietary therapy, yoga / movement instruction or massage therapy at the discretion of your practitioner.


Why Is Herbal Medicine So Popular?


It’s Incredibly Safe
Skilfully prescribed, herbs are some of the safest medicines on Earth. And, our herbal supplier has some of the most stringent quality controls in the world.

Proven Results
Herbal medicine is one of the oldest and most widely used forms of therapy on planet Earth. It has stood the test of time and continues to demonstrate effectiveness today. The Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, and other major institutions now incorporate herbal medicine.

It’s POWERFUL
Herbal medicines harness and amplify the most powerful healing tool ever discovered – YOU. Their power lies in their ability to awaken and guide your body’s innate healing resources.

…but GENTLE
Instead of forcefully pushing your body where it doesn’t want to go, herbs act as a gentle suggestion that reminds your body how to heal.


How Herbal Medicine Works


Nourishes And Cleanses Depleted Glands And Tissues
When your cells, organs, and tissues are nourished and cleansed of toxins, they naturally function at a very high level. This means more hormonal balance, less inflammation, better circulation and nutrient absorption.

Gently Guides Your Body Towards Healing
As opposed to pharmaceutical drugs, herbs gently and naturally guide your body to a greater state of health. This means your body re-learns how to function at a high level, and you are much more likely to stay well once the herbs are discontinued.

Increases Tissue Strength WHILE Curing Disease
Herbs simultaneously cure AND strengthen the body. This dual action is something unique to herbal medicine that makes it very well suited to treat chronic and non-life threatening conditions like migraine, PMS, menstrual difficulties, menopausal symptoms, hormonal imbalance, and reproductive issues.

Harnesses Nature’s Intelligence To Promote Vitality And Wellness
When nature’s intelligence is fully expressed in your body, you are naturally strong, resilient, and energetic. Studies have shown that your body will respond to the same herb differently depending on its needs. This tells us that herbal medicine speaks to the body’s healing system in a natural, unobtrusive way.

Want to know what herbal medicine can treat? Here’s a non-exhaustive but impressive list.

– Endocrine disorders
– Reproductive disorders
– Mood disorders
– Autoimmune disorders
– Musculoskeletal disorders
– Pain of all types
– Nervous system disorders
– Circulatory disorders
– Lymphatic disorders


Herb FAQ


Common Questions
DO THEY TASTE BAD?
Our herbal delivery system uses capsules containing concentrated powdered extracts. No messy teas or liquid tinctures. No bad taste.

WILL I HAVE TO TAKE A BUNCH OF PILLS?
Herbs are medical foods and sometimes require higher doses than with the typical vitamins or pharmaceutical drugs. However, we’re certain you’ll feel the trade off in terms of healing effects is well worth it.

DO I HAVE TO TAKE THEM FOREVER?
Unlike with many medications, herbs gently guide your body back into balance. Once you’ve stabilized at your improved level of wellness, you can safely discontinue the herbs with no ill effects. Many of our patients choose to continue taking them, however, and this is perfectly safe should you choose to do so as well.

HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE HERBS?
Typically you will take the herbs twice daily – once in the morning and once in the evening.

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHICH HERBS I NEED?
We select herbs for you only after a careful and detailed history. You get exactly what you need – nothing more, nothing less.

WHAT ABOUT MY MEDICATIONS? ARE THERE ANY INTERACTIONS?
Our experience is that herb/drug interactions are extremely rare and that, in many cases, patients are able to reduce their medications once they are on the right herbal combination. And, we are extremely skilled at knowing when we need to exercise caution with your herbal plan in relation to medications you might be taking.

 

802-828-7373

147 State St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602

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