The art and science of Herbal Medicine has been practiced for thousands of years. Today, vast amounts of research are being conducted at top universities around the world, and the results are proving how powerful these natural products are.
The effective use of Herbals incorporates the use of plants, flowers, barks, herbs, trees and just about any natural substance to achieve healing without side effects. Science has long known about the healing properties of plants and natural substances and in fact most medications are derived from these sources.
Pharmaceutical medications are however usually produced by finding the “active ingredient” in a plant and then synthesizing that ingredient in a laboratory. This process does produce very strong medications, however, often times these singular ingredient drugs have significant side effects that are not found when using the entire plant.
The pharmaceutical industry has made some wonderful life saving medications, however, today most people notice that these strong drugs carry significant risk. When we look at the risk to benefit ratio, we find that natural substances, while they work somewhat slower, provide the body with the needed nutrients along with active substances to minimize side effects and maximize healing.
The herbalists at Care Wellness Center have spent years researching the best sources of Chinese herbs, which manufacturers have the purest of products, produced from very safe and reputable sources. We have researched not only the sources of our products but under what conditions the products are made to ensure that all of the products we recommend meet the highest standards of manufacture and purity.
While the FDA does not regulate nutraceutical products, we recommend only products that are manufactured using GMP (good manufacturing procedures) which are the same guidelines that prescription products are made under.
Natural Herbs can be used safely as a supplement to or in conjunction with your current prescription medication. Often an Herbal supplement with far less, if any, side effects can be used to either replace your prescription medication or reduce the amount of medication necessary, ultimately reducing potential for side effects.
The Herbs we use work on the principle of restoring balance to your body in the same way that acupuncture works. Often when we become ill the body systems are out of balance with each other and until that balance is restored, the body cannot return to vibrant good health. These Herbs allow us to treat you on a daily basis; helping your body regain balance and allowing your body to heal more quickly.
Natural Herbs work on the principles of synergy which means that herbs are blended together to achieve the desired result eliminating negative side effects. An example of synergistic blending would be SODIUM CHLORIDE (NACL). If you were to ingest Sodium by itself you could die, if you were to ingest Chloride by itself you could die, but when synergistically blended in the correct proportions you get table salt which is perfectly harmless.
The Herbalists at CARE Wellness Center, Dr. Robert Herbst and Dr. Cheryl Yelverton, blend herbs tailored for each patient and specific for each patient’s condition. We believe that no one size fits all and every patient deserves his or her condition treated as we would our families.
Although we believe that a complete holistic approach is best, meaning a combination of acupuncture with an herbal formula, patients who are needle phobic or who do not wish to receive acupuncture treatment can still benefit greatly from the herbs we prescribe as the main modality of care.
Our herbalists serve the residents of Margate, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Tamarac, Parkland and West Boca. Please call us at 954-586-8088 to schedule an herbal consult.
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