Herbal medicine is the practice of utilizing medicinal plants and extracts to improve overall health, support wellness, and treat acute and chronic disease. Modern herbal medicine combines evidence-based science along with centuries-old practice to provide safe and effective treatments that address the root cause of illness and support the body’s ability to heal.
Herbal medicine expands treatment options for patients beyond pharmaceuticals. Alone or in combination with other naturopathic modalities, herbal medicine can be a safe, and effective choice for addressing a multitude of wellness concerns that span the gamut from gastrointestinal discomfort to depression, and more. Herbal medicines can be taken in a number of forms including tinctures, standardized extracts or pill form, teas, and topical applications.
During their time in medical school, Naturopathic Doctorss complete an average of 130 classroom hours of herbal medicine education. With their extensive clinical training and years of practical experience, Taos Whole Health’s naturopathic doctors are highly skilled at utilizing herbal medicines safely while maximizing their effectiveness. Selecting the appropriate plants for each individual’s unique presenting needs is a blend of art and science. We are proud to employ the healing power of nature by using medicinal plants and extracts as part of treatment planing.