The Modern Herbal Medicine Reference Guide
Herbal Products, Nutritional Supplements, and Natural Therapies for 500 Health Conditions
Based on decades of clinical experience by two professional herbalists, this comprehensive, practical reference equips readers with a wealth of information that empowers them to use natural remedies to treat 500 different health problems. Unlike guides that simply list natural therapies for various ailments, this book helps readers understand the root cause of problems so that they can focus on regaining their health rather than just relieving their symptoms. The authors impart dozens of basic, holistic health-building strategies based on a model called “The Disease Tree” that conveys the four root causes of disease, the six imbalances in biological terrain, and supporting the eleven body systems. They link 500 health problems to more than 200 single herbs, 50 nutritional supplements, and 1000 herbal formulas, with information that enables users to select the appropriate treatment for their own particular condition. Cross references, lists of complementary therapies, instructions on how to read and understand labels, suggestions for further education, and information on sourcing products from a wealth of suppliers make this an essential reference for anyone hoping to regain health the natural way.
The natural remedies found in this book are available at a fraction of the cost of many established medical treatments, and without serious side effects of a number of prescribed medications. All major brands of herbs and supplements are covered here, and can be purchased locally at local health food stores or online.
About the Author
Steven Horne, RH (AHG), is a professional member and former president of the American Herbalists Guild and a professional member of the International Iridology Practitioner's Association, having also served on the board of directors of both organizations. He has spoken at numerous conventions and conferences and has helped to start four different herbal companies, giving him extensive practical experience in formulating and manufacturing herbal extracts. Horne maintains a part-time consulting practice, working one-on-one with clients to help them resolve their health problems. He is coauthor (with Thomas Easley) of The Modern Herbal Dispensatory.
Thomas Easley, RH (AHG), is founder of the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. A clinical herbalist and professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, Easley integrates modern science and the deep and rich tradition of Western herbalism into a unified and systematic approach to health and healing. He emphasizes foods as primary medicine and uses intensive diets as well as stress reduction techniques, nutritional supplements, and exercise to help people achieve their health goals. His approach draws on his extensive clinical experience, which spans sixteen years of full-time practice and over 15,000 clients. He is coauthor (with Steven Horne) of The Modern Herbal Dispensatory.