Herbal medicine is the oldest continuously practiced form of healthcare on the planet. The World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that over 80% of the world’s population still relies upon local medicinal plants as a primary form of health care. Even though herbal medicine is not yet part of the health care system in Canada, modern medicine draws from it such that 30% of pharmaceuticals are derived from medicinal plants.
While the practice of herbal medicine has largely been ignored by medical science, there is an increasing awareness among the public of both the efficacy of herbal remedies and the need to look at disease and health in a radically different way. Herbal medicine embraces the concept of “wholism”, an idea that suggests that each unit of living matter or reality is made up of unified wholes that are greater than the simple sum of the parts. This view of the body is especially important in the treatment of illness for it recognizes the myriad number of factors that can influence the health of the body, including diet, lifestyle, attitudes, spirituality, genetics and the environment.
Clinical herbal medicine is the use of medicinal plants, nutritional science, and time-honoured health practices in a clinical environment, assisting the client to overcome illness and regain health. A Clinical Herbalist uses several methods to assess the health status of a client, including case history, physical examination, and interpretation of lab results, as well as several other highly specialized techniques such as pulse and tongue diagnosis, and iridology.
As a Herbalist, Francis has access to powerful and appropriate herbal remedies not always available in health food stores, which can be customized to suit your unique situation.
Home » Unlabelled » Herbal & Natritional Counselling