How can Herbal Medicine help me?
The herbs can prevent and treat almost all diseases, excluding the medical emergencies where the conventional medicine should be the first option.
The herbs will maximise our health potential due to the amazing properties that are hidden inside them.
A wide range of conditions respond very well to the herbal remedies such as: childhood illnesses, infertility, hormonal imbalances, stress related conditions, digestive conditions, skin and respiratory ailments and no one can deny the results.
There are no illnesses were the herbal remedies cannot offer at least a relieve of the condition treated.
How effective are the herbs?
Herbs do not suppress the symptoms of illness, but rather help the body to heal itself. The effects of taking herbs are usually gradual and accumulative; the longer you take them the better they work.
There are many forms in which herbs can be administered, the most common of which is in the form of a liquid that is drunk by the patient, either a herbal tea or a (possibly diluted) plant extract.
How does a herbalist approach illnesses?
Almost all the herbalists are trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox doctors but they take a more holistic approach to illness. First the underlying cause of the problem is sought and, once identified, it is this which is treated, rather than the symptoms alone. The reason for this is that treatment or suppression of symptoms will not rid the body of the disease itself. Herbalists use their remedies to restore the balance of the body thus enabling it to mobilize its own healing powers.
How do herbal medicines differ from modern drugs?
The medicines often relieve the symptoms rather than the overall problem. The herbal medicines treat not just the symptom; they also treat the person synergistically as a whole.
Many times a person can suffer from side effects of the chemically produced drugs. Herbal remedies are much cheaper and they are produced naturally, so they have a lower risk of side effects and they are gentle on the body.
The body can become resistant to chemically produced drugs if used too often. The herbal remedies create a balance in the body, enabling the body’s self healing abilities, so that the body can fight and reject the illness.
How long will the treatment take?
The answer to this question is not very simple and it depends on a variety of factors like the nature of illnesses, how long you’ve been sick and the fact that each of us respond differently to a cure. However you should expect improvements within 2 – 3 weeks and important results in 2 – 3 months.
Shall I stop taking medication prescribed by my doctor?
No responsible herbalist should ask you to do this. So the answer is no. The herbal remedies will be chosen in such a way not to interfere with the drugs prescribed by your MD. When the results from your herbal treatment will be significant, your doctor will decide if you can stop taking your medicine or not.
Do I need to have my doctors permission to take herbal remedies?
No. You are completely free to choose whatever health care way you wish, but it will also be a very good idea to inform your doctor about your intentions in using herbal remedies so that there might be a better chance that your doctor and herbalist can work together for your own benefits.
How safe are the herbal remedies?
Before answering this question I would like to say that I am firmly against self medication even when you decide to start using herbal remedies. Herbs are very effective and they have a very few side effects but due to their potential interaction with other medicines, the best way of using them is to take them under the supervision of a trained herbal practitioner so like that you will be sure that they are completely safe.
When herbs are used with knowledge and responsibility you can gain the maximum benefits without any side effects and they will work in harmony creating balance in the body, enabling the body’s self-healing abilities so that the body can fight and reject the illness.