Herbal Medicine Surprise AZ

Local resource for herbal medicine in Surprise, AZ. 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.

Maury Solomon
(623) 640-4545
13372 W. Branff Lane
Surprise, AZ
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Teresa McConnell
(602) 298-6638
3847 W. Aire Libre
Phoenix, AZ
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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E Stress Reduction Center
(623) 875-8200
12751 West Bell Road Suite 5
Surprise, AZ
 
Brigandi Catherine DPM Podiatrist
(623) 974-3174
12301 West Bell Road Suite B106
Surprise, AZ
 
Farrar Terese A Chiropractor
(623) 975-4057
13925 West Meeker Boulevard Suite 9
Sun City West, AZ
 
Tonya McAndrews
(623) 561-0070
18555 N. 79th Ave.+ Ste C-100 (1/2 mi from Arrowhead Mall)
Glendale, AZ
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Rev. Yvonne Allred
(602) 434-8157
20281 N 82nd Ln
Peoria, AZ
Company
Lives Intertwined
Industry
Healthy Lifestyle Coach, Reiki Master
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Anxiety, Pain, Stress

Therapies : Breathwork, Chakra Balancing, Counseling, Distance Healing, Meditation, Reiki, , Relaxation
Professional Affiliations
World Reiki Association

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Chavez Ray District Of Columbia
(623) 977-9979
16551 North Dysart Road
Surprise, AZ
 
Bashas #128
(623) 975-6221
13940 West Meeker Boulevard
Sun City West, AZ
 
Danser Larry W District Of Columbia
(623) 972-6575
11129 West Michigan Avenue Suite 8
Youngtown, AZ
 
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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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