Herbal medicine is one of the purest forms of medicine available. It’s derived from plants and botanicals that have naturally occurring active ingredients that we use to help you address a variety of health and wellness issues.
Since the ancient Chinese first discovered the power of plants, rural healers and professionally trained doctors alike have turned to herbal medicine.
Here, Dr. Lana Moshkovich, our expert Chinese medicine practitioner at Nirvana Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine in Deerfield, Illinois, takes a closer look at some of the herbs we use and a few of the ways they can benefit you.
Immune system support
Are you plagued by a perennial cold? Herbal medicine might be for you. Echinacea and goldenseal contain properties that help your immune system fight off illnesses and infections. We recommend this herb to combat the common cold and the flu.
Natural remedy for menopause
Menopause is an inevitable and incredibly frustrating part of a woman’s life. The drastic change in estrogen levels brings on a slew of symptoms ranging from hot flashes and cold sweats to weight gain and trouble sleeping.
To help you find relief from menopause symptoms, we employ black cohosh, an herb native to North America.
You might easily overlook the benefits of efficient blood circulation, but it’s essential for your health and wellness. It refers to how efficiently blood and oxygen move throughout the body.
Circulation provides your muscles, tissues, and organs with the nutrients and hormones they need. It also plays a key role in your body’s ability to remove cellular waste.
Ginkgo biloba is a versatile herb that promotes circulation and helps your body fight inflammation.
Ginkgo biloba and other herbs like it also support brain function. That means herbal medicines may improve your memory, focus, and attention span.
Ask any medical professional and they’ll say that stress management is essential for almost every facet of your health. Fortunately, stress relief is closer than you think. Ginseng, one of the most popular types of medicinal herbs, has proven to be a superior therapy for stress relief.
Stable energy source
Are you sick and tired of relying on the coffee pot to get through the day? Traditional energy boosters offer only temporary spurts of energy, and some are bad for your health.
Herbal medicine, on the other hand, provides you with powerful energy-boosting ingredients that give you a stable source of energy and don’t ask you to sacrifice your other health and wellness goals. When you’re plagued by chronic fatigue, we typically recommend ginseng.
Are you ready to see how ancient medicines can work for you? We’d love to talk with you. Give our friendly staff a call to request an appointment today. Talk to us about our other natural services, therapies, and remedies, as well.