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Herbal Medicine

Holistic Medicine Specialist & (Telehealth Visits Only) located in East Northport, NY

Herbal Medicine services offered in East Northport, NY

Herbal medicine involves using natural substances from plants to fight disease, relieve symptoms, and enhance bodywide wellness. At Natural Health Specialists LLC in East Northport, New York, holistic medicine specialist Christopher J. Fischer, ND, is a naturopathic doctor with over 30 years of experience with herbal medicine and other integrative therapies. All appointments are through telehealth, so you can conveniently get the personalized advice you need. Call the office or book your appointment online today. 

Herbal Medicine Q&A

What is herbal medicine?

Herbal medicine is a type of naturopathic and holistic medicine using the healing power of plants. With herbal medicine, some parts of a plant — leaves, bark, flowers, berries, seeds, or roots — can bring on desired effects. Herbal medicine works with your body, helping to stimulate a natural healing response from within your body.

What is the goal of herbal medicine?

Herbal medicine is a unique way to treat illness, relieve symptoms, and improve your health without prescription drugs. Archaeological records show written proof of humans using plants as medicine 5,000 years ago.

The goal of herbal medicine is to use the knowledge of our ancestors, along with the information gathered in many modern studies, to improve health naturally. 

At Natural Health Specialists LLC, Dr. Fischer uses an array of nature-based techniques to help patients become well and reach their health goals. Herbal medicine is one of the foundations of that care. 

What does herbal medicine treatment include?

Dr. Fischer starts with a complete evaluation of your needs. You’ll discuss your lifestyle, medical history, and current symptoms. You may need saliva, blood, stool, or urine testing to narrow down the source of your issues. 

Dr. Fischer then recommends treatment plans including plant ingredients such as:

  • Echinacea
  • St. John’s wort
  • Saw palmetto
  • Ginseng
  • Ginger
  • Ginkgo biloba
  • Goldenseal
  • Valerian root
  • Milk thistle
  • Chamomile
  • Garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Dong quai

Dr. Fischer customizes a herbal medicine treatment plan for you. There are several methods of ingestion, including tablets or pills, powders, and concentrated extracts. Along with your herbal medicine treatment plan, you’ll typically make some lifestyle changes to support your transition to excellent health. 

Many patients at Natural Health Specialists LLC have health goals like losing weight, lowering their blood pressure, and treating autoimmune disease or other chronic illnesses. Herbal medicine can be an integral part of your health care plan, no matter what challenges you’re facing. 

Natural Health Specialists LLC offers a subscription plan with monthly fees that give you access to Dr. Fischer and his decades of expertise (a six-month minimum commitment required). You’ll have one 30-minute telehealth visit per month, allowing you to get the experienced herbal medicine recommendations and guidance you need.

To learn more about herbal medicine and set up your telehealth appointment, call Natural Health Specialists LLC or click online scheduling now.