Using plants as herbal medicine has been an important part of all cultures since long before history was clearly recorded. Look at cave painting in France in 25,00 B.C. Writings during the 28th century by Egyptians and 700 B.C. by the Sumerians all show that herbs were all part of their every day life. Even Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine cataloged the use of 400 herbs from his daily life.
Advancements and new discoveries in science and medicine led to changes in medical procedures but herbs remained the basis for most medical interventions. In 1847 the American Medical Association (AMA) was formed creating a standard education and requirements to become a doctor. During this time the use of herbs as medicine began to decline.
Fast forward to 150 years later and the prescribing of western medicine increases daily. People are finding their bodies are becoming resistant to the medications given to them. Some are even finding themselves dependent on the very thing that as suppose to cure them. It's a common misunderstanding that medicine "cures" people. At best it masks symptoms as the body heals itself. Often when we are given western medicine we find that there are unpleasant side affects that accompany the prescription.
Our bodies were created in an amazing way. When given the right tools to clean and detox, and the right nutrition to support and nourish our bodies can find a way to balance and heal themselves.
Herbs are the very thing that our bodies need to detox and nourish it's way to health. Many of the herbs we have access to are safe to use even with children. With knowledge and understanding we can find the right herb or combination of herbs to help us thrive and feel vibrant as we go about our every day lives.
Check out the blog to learn about some of these wonderful plants. Or contact us to set up an appointment to address a specific health concern or to receive specific education about the herbs we use.
I am not a doctor and I do not diagnose or prescribe medicine, medical procedures, or herbs, but I am happy to educate you on ways that can assist you on your health journey!