The practice of natural medicine, including herbs, is so important, as it works with the body’s natural chemistry as opposed to overwhelming it. At this point with Western Biomedics, our society is so over drugged and prescribed. I believe that we have overwhelmed our natural immune system. Certainly, if you need emergency medical care, surgery, etc. there is no replacement for this. But Eastern Medicine forms a critical link between body, mind and spirit.
As a society, we’ve been taught to blame somebody or something else outside of us. In studying and practicing Eastern Medicine, I have seen patients take more control of their health through regular conscious practice. In many cases, through Eastern Medicine bodies can become more balanced. By eating mindfully, exercising, and using alternative therapies, patients often find long-term relief of pain and other health concerns.