WHAT IS HERBAL MEDICINE?
Herbal Medicine, also known as Phytotherapy, is the use of plants and whole plant products for their medicinal healing properties in the resolution of disease and maintenance of well-being.
It is the oldest system of medicine known, and used extensively throughout the world. The World Health Organization recognizes and continues to act in the preservation and promotion of traditional herbal medicine because of its safety, efficacy, and affordability.
Alongside the advancement of science, we are able to identify and understand the chemical constituents and activities that contribute to plants’ healing powers, and so combining this new knowledge with ancient wisdom in their application.
Having proper formal education, a Clinically-Qualified Medical Herbalist can safely work independently as well as alongside Conventional Medicine treatments.
WHAT IS THE MEDICAL HERBALIST’S PERSPECTIVE?
Qualified Medical Herbalists are highly trained in much of the same examination skills as conventional medicine practitioners, but take a more holistic approach to addressing short and long-term illness.
Ultimately, the underlying cause of a problem is sought, identified, and addressed, not just the symptoms alone.
Herbalists use plants and whole plant products to restore balance to the body, support immune competency, improve resistance to stress, and increase general vitality.
Herbal Medicine is safe and effective on its own, or integrated with conventional treatments. It can take a primary or supportive role in healing and well-being.
Only Herbalists qualified in England [United Kingdom] are authorized to utilize the title: MEDICAL HERBALIST, which requires a minimum of 4-5 year formal University degree in Clinical Herbal Medicine and Board Qualification with acceptance into The National Institute of Medical Herbalists – The oldest and largest body of professional Medical Herbalists in the World. www.nimh.org.uk
WHY HERBAL MEDICINE?
Many people seek to reduce or eliminate the need for pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medications, because of their variable and undesirable side effects.
Qualified herbalists know when a condition can be helped solely with herbs and nutrition, and when treatment is best integrated with a physician’s attention.
A multitude of conditions that individuals may take to their doctors can be addressed with herbal medicine, on its own or in tandem with conventional medicine.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
Initial examinations are scheduled for 60-90 minutes, where a detailed case and relevant medical history are established.
Laboratory reports (when available) and current medications are reviewed in order to establish a suitable approach.
Relevant recommendations will be discussed as Nutritional and Lifestyle modifications are part-and-parcel of these Herbal Integrative and Functional Medicine approaches.
Medicines are then hand-prepared specifically for your needs. Follow-up appointments will be made to closely monitor your progress.
Medicines taken internally primarily include Organic Fluid Extracts, dried powdered herbs, herb syrups/liquefied produce/superfoods, and guidance with Food as Medicine. Recommendations for external applications may include cremes, ointments, oils, washes, compresses, gargles, etc.
Organically grown and ecologically harvested herbs are used exclusively; This reduces exposure to unnecessary, unhealthy chemicals and residues being introduced into the body.
Tami Bronstein is a University-qualified Medical Herbalist via England, U.K. with Post-Graduate work in NeuroEndocrine-Immunology alongside Medical Doctors of Paris, France.
NeuroEndocrine [brain + body hormone]Balance along with Immune Management is her Specialty: A [Plant Based] Hormone SuperHero!
Graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) via University of Wales/College of Phytotherapy in England (U.K.) initiated her work applying hand-crafted Herbal Medicines. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology with Psychology from Hofstra University in New York, and has provided over 25 years of NeuroMuscular + Osteopathic manual treatments for Pain and Rehabilitation.
Our Mission at The Medical Herbalist Apothecary:
~To provide the utmost standard of tailored WellCare, applying unmatched International clinical study spanning more than 25 years;
~To purvey a caliber of care and remedy far-exceeding anything factory-manufactured. Herbs are organic, biodynamic, purity-verified, cultivated in small batches. We know precisely where they come from, how they are grown and harvested;
~Provision of Artisan-crafted herb extracts by way of ancient Persian method alongside traditional methods for comprehensive non-factory extraction.
Medicines are formulated and compounded by-hand — as-needed — based upon your personal Medical History, recent conventional testing (if any), and seek to address BOTH: Cause + Symptoms of Imbalance.
We follow-up with regular Checkups in the early phase of care, to monitor response and modify formulations as your body evolves and recovers.
Our aim is to provide Individuals clear, intuitive, flexible plans and follow-up care for recovery and vitality.
As with any personally-tailored supportive care, there is always an element of counseling and appreciating the impact of the Emotional Body and Interpersonal Relationships upon our well-being. We get to know countless subtle factors that make immense impact upon balanced integration between our Central Nervous System, Endocrine [Hormonal] and Immune functions; We consider these with Kindness, Compassion and Clinical insights.
Currently, Tami resides in the United States. On-site hours are available at the Clinic, Phone consultations are available, as well as off-site locations: NJ ~ NYC ~ Los Angeles
Further afield? Cross-country and International care is available By Phone. We ship your hand-crafted medicines direct via FedEx.