Herbal Medicine Santa Fe NM

Local resource for herbal medicine in Santa Fe, NM. 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.

Celia Green
(505) 986-0775
P.O. Box 22088
Sante Fe, NM
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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David Riley
(505) 983-0546
3600 Cerrillos Road+ Suite 712
Santa Fe, NM
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Dennis Kramer, N.D., HT
(505) 424-8808
2308 Camino Vado
Santa Fe, NM
Specialty
Electro-dermal screening, Guided Imagery, Herbology, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Integrative Medicine, Naturopathy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Nutrition, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Holistic Healing Solutions

Southwest Acupuncture College
(505) 438-8880
1622 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, NM
Specialty
Acupuncture, Herbology, Qi Gong, Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Associated Hospitals
Student Clinic

Forouz Jowkar, PhD, PA-C
(505) 955-8560
404 Brunn School Rd #D
Santa Fe, NM
Specialty
Bioidentical Hormones, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Integrative Medicine, NHRT, Nutrition
Associated Hospitals
Hyperbaric Medical Center New Mexico

Shanti Bannwart
(505) 466-2705
200 Ojo De La Vaca
Santa Fe, NM
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Pat Burkitt
(505) 471-4965
Santa Fe, NM
Services
Very supportive gemstone therapy for humans and animals; Colorworks
Membership Organizations
Peacefulmind.com

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Fiquet Hanna Duckworth, D.O.M.
(505) 982-9626
1510 S. St. Francis Dr.
Santa Fe, NM
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Bioidentical Hormones, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, MicroCurrent Therapy, Myofascial Release, NAET, NHRT, Nutrition, Shiatsu, Wellness Centers

David Riley MD
(505) 983-0546
3600 Cerrillos Road, Suite 712
Santa Fe, NM
Services
Yoga, Supplements, Stress Management, Research, Preventive Medicine, Physical Exercise, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Internal Medicine, Homeopathy, General Practice, Functional Medicine, CranioSacral Therapy, Biofeedback
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Whole Foods Market
(505) 992-1700
753 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM
 
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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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