Acupuncture and Herbal Options

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I have read so many articles on the web and in print on the hazards of using herbal supplements and medicinals that are found over-the-counter or without proper medical supervision. And I have to agree to some extent. I know many people who have used herbal medicinals without the supervision of an Herbalist or a Naturopathic Doctor, and have found themselves having side effects or not feeling any effects at all. You see, professionals who are trained in prescribing herbal medicinals and supplements know how much of a specific herb a person can take, what the proper dosages are to achieve desired results. Traditional Chinese and Western herbs are great for treating a variety of ailments Western pharmaceutical medicines can’t seem to affect without causing significant undesired side effects….MS, blood disorders, arthritis pain, colds/flus and viral infections, headaches, and the list goes on and on. So please, do not be afraid to contact your herbal practitioner if you have any questions regarding what herbal medicinals can do for you. It is the people who do not ask the questions, that just take them over-the-counter, that are giving the FDA ammunition to remove these valuable herbal options from the public’s available pharmacoepia. Because what the FDA hears is only the negative reactions to the herbal medicinals, when things go awry. But these times are significantly rare as long as people are under the supervision of a licensed professional.