Herbal Medicine Shepherdsville KY

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Lillian Holliger
(502) 893-2006
4010 Dupont Cir #5l8
Louisville, KY
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Healing of Self: Mind, Body & Spirit
(502) 419-2108
Louisville, KY
 
Kimberlain Chiropractic
(502) 259-9670
4010 Dupont Circle , Ste. #516
Louisville, KY
 
Center For Women's Health
(502) 349-1411
919 Chambers Blvd Ste B
Bardstown, KY

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Women's Care Physicians
(502) 897-0697
4130 Dutchmans Ln Ste 400
Louisville, KY

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Keth Luke DD,Jan Carter MTascp,DrLight
502-759-3832, 727-842-6788
Remote Healing and Divine Tuneups,& Astrology Guidance by Phone
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Acupressure, Akashic Records, Angel Readings, Animal Health, Aromatherapy, Astrological Counseling, Biofeedback, Channeling, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Distance Healing, EFT / TFT, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Healing Touch, Herbology, Iridology, Kinesiology, Laser Therapy, Life Coaching, Light Therapy, Magnetic Therapy, Matrix Energetics, Meditation, Metaphysics, Nutrition, Polarity Therapy, Pranic Healing, Raindrop Therapy, Reiki, Remote Healing, Shamanic Healing
Associated Hospitals
House of Grace Healing Aloha Sanctuary

Healing of Self: Mind, Body & Spirit
(502) 419-2108
Louisville, KY
 
The Maker Tradition
(502) 314-7032
Louisville
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Shamanic healing

Herbal Harmony
(502) 507-1835
101 E. Broadway
Bardstown, KY
Specialty
Massage, cupping, moxibustion, herbal teacher,
Gender
female
Education
15 years as LMT, 15 years of nationwide study of plants and healing remedies.
Professional Memberships
LMT, Licensed Massage Therapist, Herbalist

Women First Of Louisville
(502) 891-8700
3900 Kresge Way Ste 30
Louisville, KY

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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.

Echinacea

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).

Milk Thistle

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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