Herbal or Botanical Medicine is the use of herbs (plants) for disease prevention and restoration of health.
Herbs and other plants have been used as medicines in most cultures and civilisations throughout history, either as single entities or as complex mixtures of several herbs or of herbs and other substances.
Modern medicine (pharmacology) grew from herbal medicines and to save costs and / or to make profits, the chemical/drug companies synthesised the active healing compounds found in plants to make most of the drugs we know today.
Herbal medicine is a major component in indigenous peoples’ traditional medicine and a common element in Ayurvedic, homoeopathic, naturopathic and traditional oriental medicine.
The prescription of specific herbal treatments
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Surviving our toxic world
Also called Clinical Ecology, Environmental Medicine is a speciality medicine in which doctors assist patients in uncovering the cause and effect relationship between their environment and their ill-health. This helps them avoid those inciting factors.
The theory is that a wide variety of illnesses, symptoms and complaints of ‘unknown causes’ actually result from a person’s reactions to foods, pollution, chemical substances or other environmental factors.
The term ‘allergy’ was created to describe an abnormal response to substances that your system recognises as foreign. Allergy can produce symptoms in almost every organ of the body and often masquerade as other diseases. Allergy can affect your muscles, joints, the nervous system, skin, eyes and many other parts
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Tissue Salts are inorganic minerals found in nature as a salt. They form part of the composition of the earth and are listed in the Periodic Table. Minerals in the body conduct energy much like electric wires carry current and a lack of current or energy causes weakness or failure of affected cells.
Dr Schuessler was a 19th centaury German physician who recognised that 12 of these minerals exist in every cell of the body (of every healthy person). Dr Schuessler theorised that any symptoms reflect a deficiency of a particular mineral or minerals and he began using tiny amounts of 12 different biochemical tissue salts to treat symptoms and then developed combinations of salts for general
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