It is not either/or; it should be which practices can be most helpful for me or my family at this time and for this issue? Where western medical practice is strong, herbal medicine tends to be much less effective, and, conversely, where herbal practice is most effective is where orthodox medicine tends to have little to offer.
If you have Lyme disease or bacterial meningitis, you need antibiotics. If you need surgery or asthma medication, that is the best treatment. On the other hand, for many chronic conditions including migraines, metabolic syndrome, PMS, arthritis or skin conditions, herbal therapies can offer much more than palliative care.
In my opinion, a great herbalist working with a great physician is a true win-win for any patient, and it is imperative that we regain our rightful heritage, the intelligent, safe and effective use of herbs as part of mainstream American culture.
David Winston, RH (AHG), an internationally known herbalist, lecturer, author, ethnobotanist and founder of the deeply respected company, Herbalist & Alchemist, has been studying, practicing, teaching and researching Chinese, Western/Eclectic and Southeastern American herbal traditions for 45+ years and his world-renowned two-year herbal studies program, the David Winston Center for Herbal Studies, has been educating a wide range of healthcare providers in clinical herbal medicine since 1980. MORE
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