Most of us visit our Western doctors for an annual check up or when something untoward happens. If you suffer with a chronic condition like digestive health issues, anxiety, or an autoimmune condition, conventional medical treatments are often limited.
An alternative would be Traditional Chinese Medicine. Some of this comes in the form of herbal remedies that can be prepared as drink mixes.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is able to address a number of conditions through a holistic approach. Some symptoms include pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), arthritis, stress, insomnia, and depression. An herbalist is someone trained and educated in the identification and use of plants and herbs that are used to treat various conditions. This is actually a very intense field since there are an estimated 6,000 varieties of herbs that can be used to address problems.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is used to treat people of all ages from infants who are suffering from colic to geriatric patients with various pains. TCM can be used to treat situations where the body is underperforming like in fertility issues. It is also proving beneficial in chronic conditions like arthritis in relieving pain and increasing mobility.
Herbalistic treatments are becoming more accepted in Western medicine. The Mayo Clinic in the United States has an herbalist to whom physicians may refer patients. There are also countries like Australia that have integrated herbal treatments into the health care system.
Millenials are increasing their interest in TCM in the form of dietary supplements. They are educating themselves on the use of these supplements to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Herbs can be used to treat symptoms as well as to boost the nutrition the body absorbs daily. In their natural state herbs can be bitter, tart, sour, and sometimes taste like dirt. However, when combined with other elements they can be more palatable and easier to digest. Celebrities are getting on theherbal bandwagon, like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, and Michael Phelps. These notables are vocal about the benefits of herbs in their diet plan and roles in their lives.
Also, many people are trying to avoid the use of pharmaceuticals that have significant side effects including addition and continued reliance for relief of pain.
If all of this sounds like something you would like to try, a good place to start is talking with a group that offers a multi-disciplinary health team that is educated in treating conditions with alternatives to Western medicine.
At BioHeal Ottawa we take the time to understand your total personal health. Only then do we feel we can discover the root of the ailment. Our goal is to return the individual to a strong and healthy lifestyle without the use of intense medications.
Contact us today to arrange for a consultation. One of our professional service representatives will be happy to discuss your condition(s) and options for treatment. We have a team of qualified naturopathic medical practitioners ready to help you.