Herbal Medicine Plainfield, IL
Even with the technological advancements in modern medicine, there is still a multitude of health issues that seem resistant to modern medicine. In these cases, an alternative approach with herbal medicine is key. Herbal medicine is a form of medical practice that utilizes botany and medicinal plants to help promote healing in patients.
Herbal medicine is available at Aceso Natural Medicine in Plainfield, Joliet, Naperville and the surrounding area. With herbal medicine, we can help patients experience relief from specific symptoms. Dr. Michael R. Smith, ND, BCB will also combine herbal medicine with other treatment methods to promote a healthier lifestyle.
Call us at 815-893-1699 to schedule an appointment and learn how herbal medicine can help you.
Benefits of Herbal Medicine
Herbal medications can allow the human body to work towards healing itself. As society and medical science learns more about how these substances can help, they have become more common. There are many illnesses and symptoms that we can help to treat by incorporating medicinal herbs into the treatment.
Contemporary science has yet to fully explain why many of these natural remedies are potent tools for combating many ailments. Regardless, they can offer a host of advantages when compared to modern drugs. There are a number of potential benefits to the herbal medicines our practice provides, including:
- Being easier to obtain over the counter than prescription drugs
- Being less expensive than some modern equivalents
- Fewer side effects
- Utilizing the body’s own healing methods
- Naturally sourced medicine
Choosing herbal medicine is not the same as deciding to forego using conventional means to fight illness. Instead, it is a way for the patient to strengthen the body’s immune system and let it heal itself through more natural methods. Expanding current treatments with herbal remedies may augment your therapy plan and make it both healthier and more effective.
An Alternative Treatment Method
Herbal medicines can contribute to treatments for many conditions. Inflammation issues are some of the most common ailments affecting the young and old across America today. Treating inflammation caused by arthritis, diabetes and even cancer can involve creating a diet and supplement regimen that helps deal with those daily issues.
Dr. Michael R. Smith, ND, BCB is a naturopathic doctor who can help determine which combination of herbal remedies will be the most effective solution for the patient. Our team will identify the specific issues and areas of the body the patient is experiencing symptoms in. Other symptoms like gastrointestinal problems and skin issues may be treated using more natural methods as well.
Patients suffering from heartburn, ulcers, eczema and rashes that are caused by a variety of ailments can use herbal medicine in an attempt to lessen the impact. In addition, they can be used to treat the side effects of modern medications as well, possibly reducing nausea associated with chemotherapy or help with blood pressure problems. Remember that herbal remedies can still interact with the medications you already use.
Therefore, turning to supplements without proper consultation can do more harm than good. Our team is familiar with the intricacies of these natural medicines and how they both interact with your body and the prescriptions you may be currently taking.
Using herbal supplements and medicines is not much different from taking conventional medications and can even be more comfortable in some cases. Often these natural compounds can be purchased in-store over the counter and are ready to be taken right away.
Others require some preparation or non-traditional methods of administering it to the system, such as:
- Ground and put in capsule/pill form
- Added to water for bathing
- Incorporated into creams and lotions
- Added as ingredients to foods, drinks and desserts
- Filtered as tea
- Vaporized or otherwise prepared for inhalation
Creating a treatment plan involves looking at your medical history and discussing current medications, symptoms and ailments. By comparing the patient's condition and the current therapy, our staff can devise a course of herbal medicines designed to work toward alleviating symptoms and promote natural healing.
Building a Treatment Plan to Boost Your Health
We focus on treatments that aid in rebuilding the immune system naturally. Dr. Michael R. Smith, ND, BCB and our team strive to support or replace prescription options to bring the patient's body back to a balanced state. To continue treatment, we can provide the patient with a regime of medicinal herbs that are readily available from our offices or other locations.
Following the initial procedure of our treatment, we will have patients continue to make lifestyle changes that promote a healthy lifestyle. While follow-up visits may be necessary, we can help our patients learn to manage any conditions or symptoms that negatively impact their daily life.
Call Us Today
Let our team help you by scheduling a consultation today to learn how herbal medicine can aid in rebuilding your life and health.
Give us a call at 815-893-1699 and take the first step toward a healthier lifestyle.
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