Herbal medicine/ botanical medicine is natures answer to ailments that arise in our bodies. We are an extension of nature, and the active constituents in the plants in our environment can help to restore health.
Naturopathic doctors are trained to use herbal medicine as a first line therapy for health conditions. We are the experts in herb/drug interactions and when to give or not to give herbs with prescription drugs.
Western herbal medicine is the primary source for my herbal treatment regimes, however I do have extensive training in chinese herbal medicine and patent formulas. Often my patients will benefit from both.