Herbal medicine is the art of combining plants, minerals and other natural substances to create medicinal formulas. These formulas are used to treat a wide variety of medical concerns. Using natural substances allows the body to heal itself using its own natural processes. This results in the ability to address the cause of the disease and repair the damage rather than just masking the symptoms.
Many factors are taken into consideration when prescribing herbs. Each person’s body type and characteristics of their specific ailments are taken into account. A skilled herbalist can customize a formula to each persons needs at that current moment when necessary. Because of the wide variety of herbs, two different patients being treated for the same condition may have different prescriptions.
Sometimes using herbs to treat an illness takes longer than pharmaceutical drugs. The results, however, are longer lasting and the process is safer. By addressing the root cause of the problem, patients see long lasting improvement. Many find that they are able to reduce the amount of herbs they are on as they become more healthy. When herbs are prescribed by a board certified acupuncture physician, side effects are rare and much less severe than pharmaceutical drugs. Fort Myers own Dr. Graydon Snow, AP, DOM is trained in the art of herbal medicine and can help you achieve your health goals.
Axis Natural Medicine – Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Massage
7680 Cambridge Manor Place Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL 33907