Herbal Therapy has been utilized for centuries in Chinese medicine to treat as well as prevent acute and chronic conditions.
Like other methods of Chinese medicine, herbal therapy is rooted in the concept of Yin and Yang and aims to establish a balance of energy within the body in order to maintain and enhance our overall well being and sense of happiness.
What kind of conditions can Herbal Therapy be used to treat?
While herbal therapy has a rich history of being used as a natural first aid treatment for bites, cuts, burns and wounds, recent findings have suggested beneficial outcomes in treating the following ailments as well:
- Cold and Flu Symptoms
- Lack of Energy
- Improper Digestion
- Unhealthy Sleep Patterns
- Menstrual Imbalances
- Trouble Breathing
Though herbal medicines tend to take longer than modern day drugs, the fact that their effects can be long lasting and come with minimal side effects has made them a popular treatment option in addressing the root of these conditions and many more. Herbal remedies are especially useful in conjunction with modern day pharmaceuticals under the supervision of qualified health care professionals who can safely advise on the interaction of medicinal properties.
What kind of herbs are used in Herbal Therapy and how?
Herbs used for medicinal purposes can be made up of minerals and animals, as well as plants or plant parts such as leaves, flowers and roots. The medicinal or aromatic qualities in these substances are extracted and can be fresh or dried in nature. While herbal formulas vary depending on the condition, they often come in the form of tea, tablets, pastes, powders, infused oils, juices, ointments, lotions and compresses.
At River City Wellness, the prescription of herbs is done through classical and modern-day patent formulas. These are pre-made herbal formulas in pill or capsule form and can be taken for a short term basis to help restore health and balance.
At River City Wellness, lifestyle management is at the forefront of herbal therapy. For optimum health, balancing every aspect of your being is essential, including the foods you eat, the amount of exercise you get, and your mental outlook. If you’re looking to consider herbal remedies as your next treatment strategy, feel free to stop in or schedule an appointment by visiting us online or contacting us at (502) 822-0626.