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A 25-year-old female asked:

a pharmacist told me there is no room for herbs in the medical world, herbs combined with food help me the most so what specialty does that fall under?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Our use of herbs: And other supplements can be guided by professionals such a holistic doctors, naturopaths, doctors of natural medicine, and chinese practitioners. Educational backgrounds vary quite a bit so check out the person you go to, e.g., where did they study, who certifies them, etc. Peace and good health.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No room?: Many commonly used medications are actually derived from herbs. Research data using them may not be as strong as it is for pharmaceuticals, and one needs to be extremely careful about suppliers and manufacturing process. Nonetheless, some herbs can be safely and helpfully applied for some conditions. An integrative medicine physician would be able to help with this: http://www.Abihm.Org/.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Alternative medicine: The type of provider you are seeking may be titled as Naturopathic or Holistic Practitioner. Best wishes!

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