Herbal medicine dates back thousands of years, originating in ancient cultures around the globe. Almost any ailment or disease can be treated with the medicinal use and application of certain plants, which also help the general health and wellbeing of the body. Herbal medicine is what mankind has used since the dawn of time to enhance and optimize the body.
Herbs contain potent ingredients that deserve the same respect and care as pharmaceutical drugs. In fact, pharmaceutical drugs are based on synthesized versions of natural compounds. Studies show that herbal medicine treats disease and improves health often without the side effects seen from pharmaceutical drug use. We believe that the active ingredients used in drugs lose their impact and become less safe when used in isolation from the rest of the plant. This is why aspirin can damage the internal lining of the stomach and cause it to bleed, while meadowsweet – the plant aspirin uses for its salicylic acid – contains other compounds that balance the acid and counteracts its ill effects.
Chinese medicine places it’s emphasis on the functional interaction across systems of the body. And when there is an interference in communication between organs, glands, nerve signals, and blood flow, it leads to a breakdown of function. This breakdown in function ultimately results in disease signs and symptoms. Therefore the strength of Chinese medicine and herbal therapy is the improvement of where the problem is occurring instead of just addressing the symptoms.
The Center for Integrative Care uses herbal medicine to return your body to its natural balance, so that it can begin healing itself. Our highly trained experts use thousands of years of knowledge and wisdom to optimize your health and formulate individual plans to treat your body. Whether you are looking to heal chronic pain, disease, injuries, or enhance and optimize your health, we can help.
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