Almost everyday, I hear from our patients that their medical doctor(s) suggested to them to NOT USE HERBS, because the herbs may be harmful to patient’s health.
Please be aware of the fact that most of the medical doctors were trained by conventional medical colleges and do not have any serious training in herbology. When herbology is not their specialty, they cannot advice patients to not use herbs.
In Chinese herbology, many herbs are actually foods, too. Some examples are black berry, wolf berry, etc. Such are very safe to use. However, other herbs are not foods, so patients should not use them without consulting a trained provider first.
To use the herbs, please see a well trained provider, such as CMD or the person has CM, OM certificate (NCCAOM). Do not use them on your own. Although they are safe, but to avoid potential side effects, patient should not use it by own, especially for long-term.