Healthy Starts Here
Natural and holistic approach for health, which incorporates traditional and herbal medicine practices with scientific advances and current research
"Nature itself is the best physician"
Why Herbal Medicine?
First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
Herbal medicine provides care with compassion and therapeutic alliance and utilizes methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects.
Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam)
The herbal medicine approach seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than eliminate or merely suppress the symptoms.
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
The body has an inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent. The key is to create an environment that allows the body to heal itself. Herbal medicine acts to identify and remove obstacles to recovery and to facilitate and augment this healing ability. The medical herbalist's role is to facilitate this process, to identify and remove obstacles to health and recovery.
Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
The medical herbalist's major role is to educate and encourage the patient to take responsibility for their own health. The medical herbalist is a catalyst for healthful change, empowering and motivating the patient to assume responsibility. It is the patient, not the medical herbalist, who ultimately creates/accomplishes healing.
Treat the Whole Person (Tolle totum)
Health and disease are conditions of the whole organism. Herbal medicine treats each individual by taking into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social and other factors.
Herbal medicine approaches emphasize disease prevention, assessment of risk factors and hereditary susceptibility to disease and making appropriate interventions to prevent illness.