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Natural Herbal Remedies

At Integrated Counseling and Wellness, we are committed to helping you achieve the healthy, happy life that you aspire to by helping you reach your mental, emotional and relational wellness goals. Herbal therapy is an empirically based, time-tested approach that has powerfully helped thousands of people increase their mental, emotional, and relational wellbeing.

What is Herbal Therapy?

At Integrated Counseling and Wellness, we are NOT anti-medication—we are simply pro-wellness. We appreciate the ways both modern medications and herbal therapies can help you reach your wellness goals. Research indicates that these approaches should not be mutually exclusive. Dr. Christopher Hobbs said, “Since herbalists are trained in health and the use of gentle natural remedies and the physician in pathology or disease, both practitioners working together give patients many more options.”

What Conditions Are Natural Remedies Used For?

By increasing wellness and enhancing each client’s stress response, our herbalist can influence wellness issues including:

  • Digestion problems such as Crohns’ disease and colitis
  • Fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, menopause, hormone imbalances and PMS
  • Persistent colds and flu
  • Childhood sicknesses and allergies
  • Lung problems including chronic bronchitis
  • Stress, anxiety, fatigue, low energy, depression, and tension
  • Skin problems
  • Reducing the side effects of your medication
  • Feelings of nervousness
  • Being blue or feeling down
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Helping with addictive behaviors
  • Sleeping difficulties and more!

    Top 10 Natural Remedies Used in Herbal Treatments

    Natural remedies have been used throughout human history for many purposes. Today herbalism is being noticed as a focus on wellness and prevention. Always see an herbalist for guidance when using natural remedies.  Some of the most well-known and used herbs include the following:

    -Ginseng – This is one of the most popular herbal medicines in the world. The root of ginseng can be used as a stimulant and headache remedy. It can also be an herbal treatment for infertility, fever, reducing stress, help with weight loss, sexual dysfunction, improving lung function, lower blood sugar levels, boost immune systems, reduce inflammation and indigestion. Ginseng is available in dried, powdered, tea, capsules and tablet forms.

    -Raw Garlic – Consuming cooked or raw garlic can help treat diabetes, fight inflammation, boost the immune system, regulate blood pressure, fight cardiovascular disease, relieve allergies, fight fungal and viral infections, and improve hair loss.

    -Ginger – Ginger is known to be one of the most widely used dietary condiments in the world today. The therapeutic benefits of ginger come from the root and act as a highly potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. There are many ways to use ginger as a natural remedy. It can be eaten raw, taken in powder or supplement form, consumed in liquid like a tea, or in oil form.

    -Turmeric – Benefits of turmeric include its ability to slow and prevent blood clotting, fight depression, reduce inflammation, relieve arthritis pain, manage diabetes, treat gastrointestinal issues, regulate cholesterol, and fight cancer.

    -Milk Thistle – This herb comes from the seed of the plant which can increase immunity, act as an anti-inflammatory, help digestive function, increase bile production, boost skin health, fight the appearance of aging, lower cholesterol levels, help detoxify the body and slow oxidative stress.

    - Feverfew – This pain easing herb can be used for fevers, headaches, migraines, stomachaches, toothaches, insect bites, preventing dizziness, relieving allergies, reducing arthritis pain, preventing blood clots, infertility, and problems with menstruation and labor during childbirth. Feverfew is available in capsule form, tablets and liquid extract.

    -St. John’s Wort – This medicinal herb is known for its antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties. It can relieve PMS symptoms, improve mood during menopause, inflammation, skin irritations and improve symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

    -Ginkgo Biloba – Benefits include improving concentration, memory, reducing the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, fighting anxiety and depression, helping maintain vision and eye health, relieving ADHD symptoms, improving libido and fighting fibromyalgia. Available in capsule, tablet, liquid extract and dried leaf forms.

    -Saw Palmetto – known to fight inflammation, boost immune function, treat respiratory conditions and promote relaxation.

    -Aloe Vera – benefits include its ability to soothe rashes and skin irritations; treat burns and cold sores; moisturize the skin, hair, and scalp; provide antioxidants, and reduce inflammation.

    What is Phytotherapy?

    Phytotherapy is a form of herbal therapy and literally means “plant therapy.” Our phytotherapist in Rexburg relies on modern research but is informed by and respects the experiences of herbalists’ dating back thousands of years. We use this approach to increase the wellness of various systems of the body with the goal of increasing overall wellness.

    Our Healing Philosophy About Herbal Therapy

    Our basic healing philosophy is to offer you the support needed to restore your ability to experience balance and harmony in your personal and relational health. Our health assessment focuses on identifying patterns of strength and weakness.
    Using this information and depending on your wishes, our clinical herbalist will make recommendations that may include nutrition, herbs, supplements, natural remedies, yoga, counseling, skill-building exercises, and lifestyle changes. Recommendations may also include suggestions for creating physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual balance if these are related to your wellness goals.

    Is Herbal Therapy Right for Me?

    We encourage you to consider our herbal therapy options if you are interested in:

    • Increasing medication compliance for yourself or a loved one.
    • Getting off your current medications completely (while under the supervision of your doctor).
    • Reducing your use of medications.
    • Supplementing your current medications with the goal of getting a better response than you are currently getting from medication alone.
    • Finding an option that reduces the side effects of your medication naturally.
    • Finding an effective wellness option that is all natural, kind to your body and mind, and approved by your doctor.

    What Are the Benefits of Natural Remedies?

    There are three main benefits to herbal treatment. You should see an herbalist before trying any of the methods on your own, so you can gain knowledge of the products and their uses. The three benefits include:

    Affordable Treatment – Herbal remedies are more cost-efficient than pharmaceuticals. One reason why trying herbal treatments with an herbalist has become so popular is because people simply cannot afford to pay for their medication. Seeing an herbalist doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be able to stop your monthly medication. We will work closely with you to reduce your medication when it is safe to do so.

    Easier to Obtain than Prescription Medication – Herbs are only classified as “dietary supplements”, so they are over the counter items like herbal extracts, essential oils, and herbal teas. These items can be purchased at most health food or grocery stores. Make sure to read the labels carefully before using any herbal supplements.

    Have Healing Properties – Herbs can be used for both chronic and acute conditions. Some of these conditions include cardiovascular disease, prostate problems, depression, inflammation and a weakened immune system.

    Is There an Effective Herbal Treatment for Depression?

    There are many effective non-pharmaceutical treatments for depression. Some of these include:

    - Healthy Diet – To keep yourself in a “good mood” eating healthy can play a large part in how you feel. The brain chemical called serotonin can bring on depression if it is unbalanced. Some foods are serotonin enhancers and help raise your levels naturally.

    -Drink Less Coffee – When it comes to depression, coffee isn’t an appropriate choice to start your day off with. Caffeine can be known to boost your mood, but when you’re coming off your caffeine fix, your mood with come crashing down into depression. Too much caffeine can affect the serotonin synthesis in your brain.

    -Drink Green Tea – Some green tea does include caffeine, but green tea has an extremely important constituent called L-theanine. L-theanine helps stop the crash and burn part of coming off a caffeine boost. Green tea has also shown to reduce stress and boost dopamine in the brain.

    -Meditate – Start meditation each day for about 2 to 3 minutes and work your way up to a longer time period. Meditation can help with depression, anxiety, OCD, etc.

    -Acupuncture – The acupuncturist uses 400 points to help release endorphins from the body, which in return makes you feel calm, happy and relaxed.

    -Drink Chamomile Tea – Depression and sleep go side by side. For some people with depression, it is hard to get out of bed in the morning and hard to fall asleep at night. Chamomile tea before bed can help you relax so you’re not as restless when you try to sleep.

    -See a Therapist – Going through times of depression can be challenging so seeing a therapist can help. It allows you to get some weight off your chest and provides some much-needed relief from your thoughts and emotions.

    -Try St. John’s Wort –St. John’s Wort can help for mild to moderate depression cases. It is thought to work for individuals because of the effect of hypericin that can be found in this herb. Always double-check with your herbalist to see if St. John’s Wort is safe to use with your current medication.

    -Vitamin B – In controlling mood, vitamin B produces chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and epinephrine to the brain. These chemicals will play a very important role in your daily mood if taken on a regular basis.

    -Magnesium – The 4th most abundant mineral in the body, without Magnesium we wouldn’t produce energy, synthesize DNA, RNA, or regulate your heartbeat. We wouldn’t be able to keep the chemicals in our brain stable without Magnesium in our diets.

    -Exercise – It can release endorphins in our brain, which allows us to feel good and happy. Even a 15-minute walk can help with mood and depression.

    -Light Therapy – Dealing with the seasonal depression can be offset with light therapy. Light therapy helps elevate mood by activating the brain’s “circadian pacemaker” which regulates your sleep cycles.

    Your Certified Herbalist in Rexburg

    Our herbalist in Rexburg does not treat issues of pathology and does not practice medicine; however, he is a licensed mental health practitioner. Because of this, he can help you determine if you should be seen by a medical professional instead of or in addition to our herbal services. Our certified Integrated Counseling and Wellness herbalist doesn’t simply give you a bunch of pills off the shelf. Instead, he formulates herbs specifically designed to your individual needs and wellness goals.

    He can assist folks in meeting mental, emotional, relational and other overall wellness goals in ways that an herbalist or a counselor cannot do alone. Simply put—he increases your treatment options.

    Natural Remedies Can Work With Medications

    When combining all the available research on herbal therapy, the findings indicate that herbal therapies increase clients’ compliance with taking synthetic medications, help people get off or reduce medications, support and enhance the positive effects of medications, address some negative side effects of medications and provide an additional option to those who do not respond to medications or do not wish to take medications. When this approach is combined with proper supplementation and a balanced lifestyle, the results can be exciting!

    Are Natural Remedies Right for Me?

    Herbal therapy is not a cure-all, nor is it a “Band-Aid” approach to wellness either. While herbal formulas can help you address many of your symptoms—often quite rapidly—the main focus of herbalism is addressing the underlying wellness issues that cause these symptoms to manifest. Examples of some ailments herbal therapies are well suited to address are:

    • Stress
    • Hormonal imbalances
    • Mild to moderate anxiety not caused by a medical condition
    • Mild to moderate depression not caused by a medical condition
    • Some cases of sexual dysfunction not caused by a medical condition
    • Mild to moderate insomnia not caused by a medical condition
    • Excessive fatigue not caused by a medical condition

    Contact a Certified Herbalist Near You

    If you have struggled with, or are currently struggling with any of these issues or ailments, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our certified herbalist in Rexburg today.

    Call today for a free 15 minute consultation with a counselor- 208 357 3104. We welcome patients from Rexburg, Ammon and Idaho Falls.

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Integrated Counseling & Wellness (ICW) is a mental health counseling and wellness center that provides herbal therapy, nutritional interventions, mindfulness therapies, financial counseling, electro-cranial stimulation therapy, education workshops and one-on-one intensive therapy sessions. ICW helps people from all over southeastern Idaho and is located at 101 East Main Street, Suite 210 in Rexburg, ID 83440. Learn more by calling 208-357-3104.

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