Dr. Lane and Dr. Khalsa enjoy working with botanical (herbal) medicines. The plants bring a wonderful energy to the healing process. Many herbs are powerful medicines that are safe and effective when used properly. A resurgence of scientific research in Europe and Asia is demonstrating that some plant substances are superior to synthetic drugs in clinical conditions. You may be prescribed Western botanical medicines or Chinese herbal formulations in the form of dried herbs, liquid tinctures, teas, creams, or ointments. By using the healing power of nature through the medicinal properties of plants, many health conditions can be treated with few or relatively no side effects.
Remember, that many drugs come from plants. Herbs can have a significant effect on the body. A trained Naturopathic physician is familiar with the pharmacology of nutrient and herb interactions, herbal and drug interactions, and the potential toxicity of herbs alone or herbs in combination with other medications. Consult our Naturopathic physicians, Dr. Lane or Dr. Khalsa, to make sure you are using the healing power of botanicals to enhance your health rather than negatively affect your health.