What is Herbal/ Botanical Medicine?

Herbal/ botanical medicine is a branch of medicine that applies the extracts from plants and herbs to a variety of health symptoms. These extracts may come in the form of oils, tablets, or tinctures. They may be taken orally or applied to the skin. Plants and herbs can have very beneficial in alleviating a large array symptoms. For example, curcumin, found in turmeric which is used in curry, has a natural ant-inflammatory effect on the body. This can help reduce the effects of a number of diseases or conditions such as digestive inflammation. Many of these extracts are much safer and have much less side effects (if any) than other traditional medications. Natural supplements like these should never be taken along with medication unless directed by your doctor. It is also important you get professional grade supplements. We provide patients with the best of natural supplements in our office.

What Can It Help Treat?

Botanical/ herbal supplements act as a gentle support to the condition and aren't usually fast acting. However, because they are so numerous and versatile, they can be applied to an enormous variety of conditions or symptoms.

  • - Digestive disorders or inflammation
  • - Trouble sleeping/ insomnia
  • - Fatigue
  • - Hormone imbalance
  • - Joint degeneration/ injury
  • - Stress
  • - Immune imbalance
  • - ...and many other health conditions. 

How We Use Natural Supplements

Nature provides many natural ways of addressing health conditions. At Equilibrium we are always using natural supplements in meeting the needs of our patients. We want to address the both the symptom and the cause of our patients and we use natural supplements heavily in that process. They are most often used in conjunction with other therapies and practices appointed to the patient to support their healing. For example, we may be helping a patient recover from the effects of a car accident. They may be seeing a chiropractor or being receiving joint adjustments in our office. We would also prescribe them a supplement that helps strengthen and support joints to accelerate their healing process. This is a common example of how we use botanical/ herbal medicine in our office. We provide patients with the supplement they need as they leave from their appointment. More about picking up supplements in our office. 

What Our Patients Have to Say:

What you wish every doctor could be

"Dr. Fisher is what you wish every doctor could be: Passionate, engaged, caring, and knowledgeable. He helped treat my acid reflux, for which I rarely have recurrences. Plus, no meds! Dr. Fisher is passionate about personal health---especially using the bodies own tools to get results. I've followed his diet and other recommendations for managing acid reflux, and it's paid off. He's fantastic."


The best part was that he took his time.

"He helped me understand how my body carries and expresses stress. His in-office treatment was helpful, and he had a wonderful selection of herbs and supplements to choose from."


To anyone who is concerned about better health...

"I have found Dr. Fisher very interested in a person’s health and engages in listening and understanding what you are dealing with or are seeking direction on. Then he advises things for you to take or do. He seeks to use things that work with the body to bring about desired results which I prefer. I would recommend him to anyone who is concerned about better health."

S. M.

Related Articles

Learn more about botanical medicine from these articles from www.drweil.com and www.healthline.com.

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