Tag: herbal medicine

Herbs for Anxiety

When excess worry and fear get in the way of everyday life, anxiety becomes a problem. If left unchecked, it can be debilitating. Anxiety triggers the stress response, which floods the body with stress hormones that cause physical, emotional and mental changes. Repeated activation of the fight or flight response can take a hefty toll […]

Herbal Medicine for Cystitis

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder. It is more common in women than men. (See related post: Cystitis) Herbal medicine is rooted in mind/body medicine as taught by Hippocrates. As such diet and lifestyle considerations would also need to be addressed. Herb classifications for cystitis Urinary tonics strengthen and tone the urinary system. Anti-microbial herbs […]

Medical herbalist

Why consult a medical herbalist? The short answer is: because herbal medicine works. So why are more people not seeing medical herbalists? —Because herbal medicine does not offer a quick fix. It requires the patient to become an active participant in their own healing and more often than not, to change their dietary and/or lifestyle […]