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Alternative Therapies – Herbology

Alternative Therapies – Herbology

The Alternative Medicine when treating patients uses only herbal medicines and natural healing methods. Specifically, treatment with herbs is very ancient, and several drugs of Orthodox Medicine have their origin from it, but contrary to Orthodox Medical herbs used here in their natural form and not as pure and doped substances and have fewer side effects -the herbs used as infusions, solutions, pills or creams. It is no coincidence that in 1850, 80% of classical pharmacy’s drugs are coming from plants and herbs.

The alternative treatment does not act on the symptoms but to the organization as a whole and as a result of actions in defense capacity and therefore has holistic goals. The recovery is in terms of improvement of all symptoms exhibited by an organization rather than individual symptoms for which someone sees the specialist. So before any diagnosis lifestyle, nutrition, mental health and functioning of all systems of human organism are taken into account.

Herbal medicine in many countries of Europe is particularly known and in many of these places botanist doctors cooperate or act alongside modern doctors to treat a patient.

The beneficial properties of herbs are known since antiquity and all the ancient cultures used herbs to treat various diseases. Even today, if herbs are used properly, they can provide relief to various diseases. The search of disease responses revealed the therapeutic, and the use of plant means revealed Botanology.

Because of the wide geographical distribution of each herb, the various human races were able to experiment and compare experiences in different spatial and temporal origin until they reach the common acceptance of the properties of each herb.

The flora of each region is unique and special, as with the various ecosystems. This means that each flora includes its own unique herbs. The contribution of Olympus to this with thousands of species of plants and herbs, which even represent 25% of the Greek flora are widely recognized, making him deservedly a natural paradise!

Indicative pathological situations where alternative treatments applied are:

  • Pathological situations with intolerances in chemical drugs
  • Statements of intolerance to food
  • Diseases in which the conventional pharmacological treatment requires high doses of chemical drugs and dosage reduction is sought.
  • Young people with chronic diseases and active defensive reserves that the anticipated duration of administration of the chemical drug exceeds the decade resulting in individuals at risk of serious side effects (e.g. increased cholesterol in adolescent young adults).
  • Psychosomatic symptoms that seek to avoid dependence on heavy psychotropic drugs
  • Psychosomatic symptoms in which predominates the physical symptoms so they do not respond to psychotropic drugs
  • Pathological symptoms during menopause
  • Functional disorders of the body with unpleasant symptoms (e.g. spastic colitis)
  • Infertility situations which seek to maximize the physical support of the organization.
  • Laboratory abnormalities (e.g. uremia, elevated triglycerides)
  • Statements of mild hypertension
  • Diabetes cases

Useful Links

British Herbal Medicine Association  

The National Institute of Medical Herbalists 

The Irish Institute of Medical Herbalists 

New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists


University Researches

Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Medical School of Ioannina

Long Island University

Georgetown University

Tennessee University

British Natural Medical

International Conference of Monaco