Herbal medicine works in treating the underlying cause and not just the symptoms; “Treat the cause not the effect” and the outcome is the disease is removed or reduced unlike treatment with drugs which treat only the symptoms.
Conditions which respond well to herbal medicine are skin diseases – which is just one area where herbalists have most success. Gastro-intestinal disorders are usually treated successfully, IBS, ulcers, reflux, heartburn, H.Pylori, Crohns and UC etc. Herbal medicine is particularly successful in treating the symptoms and conditions associated with menopausal and peri-menopausal women, with natural alternatives to HRT. Women patients also respond well to herbal treatment of gynaecological conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome/disease, ovarian cysts, premenstrual syndrome, heavy periods, lack of periods.
Herbal treatment has a lot to offer in the treatment of infertility. Advice is given on lifestyle and nutrition because herbalists treat people in a holistic sense. Prevention is vitally important and educating people about their health is of the utmost importance.