House of Delegates Position Paper, Amended 2011 Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods. The following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice:
Plants and herbs are an easily accessible and affordable type of medicine used to promote health, as well as prevent and treat illness.
Plants, be they the whole plant, the bark, the root, the flower or leaf, or even an extract of a plant constituent, are a type of medicine that is used to promote health, as well as prevent and treat illness. Part of the beauty of plants is that they are easily accessible and have been used for thousands of years by people from around the world as an important healing modality. Much of the world’s population still relies today on the use of plants as medicine, and due to their length of use there are over thousands of years of research and study on their effects, side effects and contraindications (unlike pharmacology which is being still being discovered through trail and error).
There are many ways that herbs can be used of consumed for healing. In our center we reply mostly on the application of herbs through Tea’s or Tinctures.
Picture of herbs mixed together with Picture of an herbal tea: Tea’s are steeped overnight for a medicinal brew for drinking
Picture of an herbal Tincture: Tincture’s are steeped for longer periods in alcohol for a stronger brew to be taken by the dropper-full
Herbal medicine is, in and of itself, a way to stimulate and restore the body’s natural healing capacity through the use of plants. Although acute symptoms can be resolved quickly and effectively using herbs, the typical goal is not to alleviate a specific symptom, but to stimulate the body’s natural healing capacity to address the root or underlying cause of the health issue.
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