Herbal Medicine not only uses the active ingredients in plants, but the entire plant, offering a synergistic effect. This is one reason why herbal medicine has far fewer side effects than medications. Herbs work in the body as super-charged nutrition. They are food, plus the active ingredients needed to improve your body’s own function, giving you more resources to heal. Traditional Chinese Medicine has used medicinal plants for thousands of years. We use them singly and in combination to treat multiple symptoms. Chinese Herbal Medicine at Integral Body Herbs perform three basic functions in the body:
They help remove something unhealthy from your system. For example, when you have a cold, herbs are used to clear virus, phlegm, fever, etc.
They make a weakness stronger. If your body has trouble fighting off that cold, we use herbs to strengthen the immune system and reduce your chances off getting sick.
Say you crave spicy foods, but every time you eat them you get acid reflux. This means you have two competing health concerns: on one hand you tend to run cold, which is why you crave spice, but on the other hand you have too much heat in your stomach, which is why you get reflux. We would use herbs in this case, to reduce inflammation in your digestive system and warm you up overall. This will create harmony inside the body, allowing you to eat spicy foods without the upset, but not crave them all the time either.
Where do we get our herbs? A lot of people ask, and we’re proud to tell you: we work hard to find the best quality herbs available. As many as possible are wild-crafted, organic, and local. Everything we use is the highest quality available, and is third-party tested for purity.
Here are a few of the lines we carry:
- Standard Process
- KW Botanicals
- Chinese Classics
- Health Concerns