The oldest form of medication known in society. Extracts and tinctures derived from plants are used to make herbal preparations. Herbs have been used in most traditional cultures and have had an extraordinary influence on many systems of medicine, with many prescription drugs still derived from trees, shrubs or herbs.
Herbal preparations are able to balance the entire body unlike many pharmaceuticals, which only work on one specific system and work successfully in both acute and chronic conditions.
Western Herbal Medicine is safe and is constantly supported by ongoing research.
Herbal medicine is also known as botanical medicine, phytotherapy or phytomedicine. By ‘herb’, herbalists mean a part of a plant that may be used for healing purposes. The herbal part of a remedy may have come from the leaf, flower, stem, seed, root, fruit or bark of the plant and may be used to treat wounds, abrasions, cuts and a number of conditions.
How we can help you use herbal medicine in your life
Herbal medicine offers remedies for virtually every ailment affecting all body systems. If you suffer from any of the conditions listed below and have tried treatments without success come in to see Claudia at the betterhealth Clinic located in the Joondalup area of Perth and start enjoying the happiness improved levels of health can bring to you and your family.
- Skin problems such as psoriasis, acne and eczema
- Digestive problems such as peptic ulcer, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion and heartburn
- Heart and circulatory conditions such as angina, high blood pressure and varicose veins
- Gynecological disorders such as premenstrual syndrome and menopausal problems.
- Mental illness to include stress, post natal depression and other mood disorders
- Headaches and migraines
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Muscular pain and injuries
- Allergic responses such as hay fever and asthma
Plants: an untapped healing resource
There are an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 plants known today, but only about 5,000 of these have been studied or used medicinally. Many researchers believe that there are plants as yet unrecognized for their healing powers. We may find in the future that some herbs may replace some types of antibiotics and prescription drugs as widespread treatment.
At the betterhealth Clinic we use herbs successfully in the treatment of both acute conditions such as colds and chronic, ongoing conditions such as fibromyalgia and depression, women’s health just to name a few.
The liquid preparations in our clinic are exclusively formulated by our naturopath for your needs and are always prepared at the time of purchase. Other preparations with which you will be treated are thoroughly researched prior to being used as part of our dispensary in order to provide the best possible outcomes.
Always consult a herbalist
You should always consult a fully trained herbalist before using herbal remedies. Herbalists are trained to know how to mix remedies for specific conditions and symptoms and how much should be taken and for how long. Purchasing herbal mixtures & supplements at retail stores without the guidance of a healthcare professional may have adverse effects on your health and we do not recommend it, particularly when treating chronic conditions. Herbal medicine may have interactions with medical prescriptions and only your naturopath is qualified to prescribe herbs and supplements whilst taking these other medical factors into account, giving you peace of mind knowing you’re not diminishing in any way the action of your prescription medicine.
Make your appointment today
If you’d like to make an appointment please call our Perth clinic on (08) 9300 0018 or use our handy online booking form.