By Cheyenne Hacker.
What medical theory or spiritual belief is the foundation of this therapy?
Even modern medicine stems from key ingredients found in plants. Over the centuries scientists have extracted and modified them to create the drugs that are common today. Almost one-fourth of today's pharmaceutical drugs come from botanicals.
Herbal therapy originates from the spiritual belief than anything natural is better for your body. Drugs today are laden with chemicals that do harm to your body, while herbal remedies ultimately lack this.
What results are supposed to be gained by using this therapy?
What is the treatment process this therapy uses?
Are you required to hold a medical degree or other license to practice this therapy?
Herbalists, chiropractors, naturopathic physicians, pharmacists, medical doctors, and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine all may use herbal therapy.
To become a medical herbalist and member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists requires a minimum of a recognized degree course in herbal medicine. Recognized courses include:
- Anatomy and physiology.
- Diagnostic skills.
How common is this therapy?
What concerns do doctors of traditional medicine hold about this therapy?
Because of these risks, it is extremely important to see your general practitioner before beginning any type of herbal therapy.