Herbal Medicine and How It Works

Herbal medicine involves using herbs and herbal extracts as a means to treat medical conditions and enhance health and well-being. Originating in ancient cultures it has been used for hundreds of years, most commonly in the form of tea. In current times, herbal tea continues to be popular, but these plants are also used to make stronger forms of medication.

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There are many plants that can naturally aid the body. For example, chamomile as a herb has fantastic calming effects and can aid digestion and reduce bloating. Peppermint has similar digestive benefits and dandelion is great to provide a liver and overall health detox. Herbal medicine is a way of using plants therapeutically to heal and treat medical conditions such as inflammation, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, eczema and much more.

The Difference Between a Herbalist and a Naturopath

So what exactly is the difference between a herbalist and a naturopath? Good question.
When it comes to education and areas of expertise, a herbalist studies herbal medicines whilst a naturopath studies this alongside nutrition, homeopathy and lifestyle medicine. Online naturopaths are able to use a wider range of tools to achieve the best outcome for you. They can delve deeper into your health and lifestyle, providing advice and guidance on nutrition as well as exercise, reducing stress, improving sleep and naturopathy diet plans. A herbalist will only have herbal medicine in their toolkit.

What Makes Someone a Herbalist?

Being a herbalist means that the individual is an expert in their field and trained in the area of herbal medicine. They work to return the body to a state of natural balance to promote healing. Whilst they are not medicinal doctors, their work involves a great deal of knowledge and expertise. They take a holistic approach to healing and work to treat the root cause of the illness or condition as well as ease symptoms for the patient.

What Makes Someone a Naturopath?

Naturopaths combine modern scientific knowledge with traditional, natural therapies. They have in-depth knowledge and are able to offer nutritional advice, herbal treatments and exercise plans as well as work to reduce stress and anxiety and improve sleep quality. They consider the body as a single entity rather than separate systems and focus on healing the mind, body and spirit in their treatment methods. Becoming an expert in naturopathy involves 4 years of studying at a degree level, training and commitment.

Do Naturopaths Use Herbs?

Naturopaths are qualified to utilise Herbs and herbal extracts when providing treatment. are included in their repertoire. They commonly use herbal medicine when providing care, naturopathy treatment and prescriptions. Once they have diagnosed the root cause of the issue, they will utilise herbs and herbal extracts if that’s the best course of action to take. This type of medicine will be used alongside other advice and guidance to ensure a well-rounded treatment plan. Herbs can even be use for herbal treatments for menopause symptoms. + Read More

Staying Safe With A Herbalist In Australia

Herbal remedies are powerful. And while people often don’t consider the medicinal benefits of everyday herbs in food and drinks, nature has provided us with the tools to heal and thrive.

But because of that power, your herbalist in Australia will emphasise the correct dosage as well as the contraindications. Taking too little will leave you dissatisfied with the results, whilst taking too much may cause unwanted – potentially harmful – side effects. Following the directions given by a professional herbalist is crucial.

It’s important to inform your wellness expert of all medical issues, medications (if any), and even if there is a family history of particular illnesses. This will all be discussed during your consultation, but it’s better to be prepared beforehand to ensure all important information is covered.

Herbs are incredibly effective at delivering results, such as reducing inflammation, and balancing hormones (during pre-menstruation, menstruation, peri-menopause and menopause). They provide a holistic treatment – so that instead of targetting a specific issue, they can actually target multiple problems – especially when the treatment is formulated uniquely for you.

There are a number of reasons why a person would avoid certain herbs. But, your herbalist at Naturopathic Wellness is qualified to ensure you receive only those herbs that will improve your quality of life.

Stay safe with your herbalist in Australia by disclosing all relevant information and trusting that we are here to help your condition improve through a combination of complementary therapies designed with you in mind. – Read Less

Get Tailored Herbal Medicine Advice Today With Naturopathic Wellness

There is a reason why professionals undergo years of training to become a herbalist or a naturopath. The field of herbal medicinesis anything but simple. It’s important to consume herbs and herbal extracts in their appropriate state and stick to a healthy dosage. When consumed correctly, the healing properties are fantastic, and they can be used to treat an array of conditions.

For personalised advice and guidance, and a comprehensive treatment plan, get in touch with Naturopathic Wellness today. We’ll work to diagnose the root cause of your condition and create a plan of action that will improve your symptoms, health and lifestyle.

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