Herbal Medicine Mustang OK

Local resource for herbal medicine in Mustang, OK. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to herbal medicines, pharmacies, herbal medicine centers, and herbal supplements, as well as advice and content on alternative medicine, herbalists, and herbal medication.

Terry Reed
(405) 787-6111
4605 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Warr Acres, OK
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Advanced Chiropractic PC
(405) 376-1234
126 West State Highway 152 Suite 3
Mustang, OK
 
Dr William L Delong Chiropractor
(405) 354-1023
48 North Kimbell Road
Yukon, OK
 
Dr Tommy Wolf Chiropractor
(405) 350-1986
300 South Ranchwood Boulevard Suite 19
Yukon, OK
 
Eagle Marketing Inc
(405) 354-7882
2412 Sequoia Park Drive
Yukon, OK
 
Copies Etc
(405) 376-6300
631 North Mustang Road
Mustang, OK
 
Downing Chiropractic Clinic
(405) 354-0994
105 East Vandament Avenue
Yukon, OK
 
Body Mechanics
(405) 350-9503
300 South Ranchwood Suite 5
Yukon, OK
 
Flandle's Candles
(405) 745-9425
11901 Forrest Spring Drive
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Essential Bodyworks & Healthy Spa
(405) 350-1060
300 South Ranchwood Boulevard
Yukon, OK
 
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Herbal Medicine

Years of traditional knowledge about medicinal plants is now supplemented
by research to create a healing systembridging both worlds.

By Lisa James

April 2009

The year is 1709, and you live on a remote farm in a British North American colony. Your stomach is badly unsettled. You could see a physician, but if you are poor (as most people were then) that really isn’t an option. So you visit the local herbalist, a layperson with a special knowledge of plant-based remedies. That person asks about your specific symptoms: Is your stomach acidic, indicating excess heat? Do you have gas when you eat, indicating dryness? Your answers determine the herb you would receive: angelica in the first case, perhaps, and maybe caraway seed in the second.

The year is 2009, and you live a hectic life in a large American metro area. Your stomach has been giving you fits; you try all the over-the-counter stuff before finally visiting a physician, who orders a number of tests. The news is good, sort of: no infection, no inflammation, nothing physically wrong.

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You’ve been given a diagnosis of functional dyspepsia, a fancy way of saying indigestion without an identifiable cause. Still in discomfort, you visit an herbalist. That person respects the traditionalist approach in which whole herbs maintain a place of honor. But he or she is also aware of research in which an herbal formula that employs both angelica and caraway, along with seven other herbs, has helped ease functional dyspepsia. What’s more, the herbalist inquires about what else is going on in your life—and makes recommendations on how to reduce your stress levels, which provides a more lasting basis for relief of your touchy stomach.

The system of herbal medicine that took root in Europe combines knowledge traceable back to the ­ancient world with local practices. This healing tradition made its way to North America with the first European settlers, where it met the rich plant lore of the Native Americans. Almost lost in the 19th century, herbalism underwent a revival 40 years ago. Today, Western herbal practice is learning how to combine its traditional remedies with studies that support the remarkable healing power of plants.

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Herbalism

The Greek physician Hippocrates was the first person in Europe to take a non-magical approach to healing. Out of his work grew the idea of four bodily humors—blood, black bile, yellow bile and phlegm—that had to be in equal proportion for good health. Treatment of sickness meant bringing these humors back into balance, and plants played an important role in that process. Humorism was systemized in the second century AD by Galen, a physician born in Asia Minor (today’s Turkey).

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In the 15th century another physician, Paracelsus of Switzerland, was “the first one to advocate chemical medicine,” says Phyllis D. Light, RH (AHG) of the Appalachian Center for Herbal Studies in ...

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