Herbal Medicine is based on traditional uses and modern therapeutic approach, ensuring all herbs used are safe and effective. The long established relationship between plants and humans have existed since Egyptian times.
Herbalism is practiced holistically, and addresses physical, mental and emotional aspects of the person. The uniqueness of the individual and the importance of tailoring the treatment to meet each person's needs are emphasized.
The active properties of herbs, flowers, roots, leaves and bark are extracted in alcohol. Small doses of the tincture are combined together. The synergistic effect acts to support the body in combating the disease.
Specific herbs are used to strengthen and tone the weakened organs and systems. Treating the following systems: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, nervous, musculoskeletal, reproductive, urinary and skin, aids to improve function and vitality. Herbal tablets and teas are available.
Good nutrition is the foundation of optimal health. We all need four basic nutrients: water, carbohydrates, proteins and fats, as well as vitamins and minerals.
Water (1.5 -2L/ day) is an essential nutrient that is involved in every function within the body. It helps transport nutrients and waste products in and out of the cells.
Carbohydrates supply the body with the energy it needs to function. They are found almost exclusively in plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, peas and beans. When choosing carbohydrate rich foods, always select unrefined foods, and whole grain products. Avoid refined foods such as soft drinks, desserts, candy and sugar.
Protein is essential for growth and development, and provides the body with energy. Proteins are found in meat, fish, poultry, cheese, eggs, milk, grains, beans, chickpeas, lentils, green leafy vegetables, brown rice, nuts and seeds.
Fats are important for brain development in infants and children. Saturated fatty acids should be reduced; these are found in animal products, dairy, coconut oil, palm oil and vegetable shortening, and raise blood cholesterol. Monounsaturated fatty acids are found mostly in vegetable and nut oils such as olive, peanut and canola. These fats have an effect on lowering cholesterol levels.
Vitamins and minerals are needed for those people who are active, exercise, under stress, on restricted diets, women who take oral contraceptives, those on medication, recovering from surgery, smokers and those that consume alcohol.
One single remedy is chosen which matches the symptom picture of the person. Not only can Homoeopathy treat disease, it can resolve the underlying inherited weakness.
It works by balancing the vital force within the body. It causes a series of chain reactions within the body, which then allows the body to readjust, and self heal. It is a vibrational medicine.
Treatment is complete when the whole body responds on all levels, emotional, mental and physical.
Illness is often caused by unresolved emotional issues. These emotions can cause blockages within the body. They can prevent the energy flowing properly to different organs. Blocked emotions may be stored since childhood, or they may be recent.
Flower essences assist the body to release these issues, which may be holding the person back. It works on the subtle energy of the body. They help to resolve the negative emotion, and transform it into a positive.
There is no problem with compliance, and they can be used safely on infants, children, the elderly and animals.
Dr Edward Bach from England compiled his Bach flower remedies in the 1800's. Since then Ian White created his extensive Australian Bush flower essences. The Californian flower remedies, originated in America, and the Perelandra essences work at a higher spiritual level. Liquid Crystal remedies embody the healing properties of the crystal and when taken internal brings great changes.