At Miami Beach Pediatrics, we include Herbal and Botanical Medicine as one of our many services.
Most medicines were originally herbal or botanical medicines, as they came from plants. For example, Dandelion which helps the liver, or Elderberry which builds a strong immune system were once part of the common diet. Today many of these plain and precious herbs are no longer a part of the common diet. Instead, they have been replaced by devitalized, dead, and often toxic or irritating chemical-based, processed food. By adding these healing plants back into the diet in the form of herbs (botanical, plant-based nutrition and organic-based, whole food nutrition) we can help the body to heal itself. We’ve seen amazing responses and successes with this approach, and both you and your child will enjoy learning what plants and good nutrition has to offer you.
Herbal Medicine is a comprehensive medical system that addresses many health concerns and works synergistically with other medical treatments.
This approach seeks primarily to correct internal imbalances or the root cause rather than treat only symptoms and is designed to stimulate the body’s own self-healing process.
Herbal Medicine Purposes
Herbs that are used for medicinal purposes come in a variety of forms. Active parts of a plant may include leaves, flowers, stems, roots, seeds, and berries. They may be taken internally as pills or powders, dissolved into tinctures or syrups, or brewed in teas and decoctions. Salves, ointments, shampoos, or poultices may be applied to the skin, scalp, or mucous membranes.
Herbal Medicine as part of Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic medicine is a system that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It embraces many therapies, including herbs, massage, acupuncture, exercise, and nutritional counseling.
How We Use Herbal Medicine
Our registered clinical herbalist (RH AHG) is trained in Western herbalism, Chinese Traditional Medicine, and Ayurveda. His approach is to use the most effective yet gentle approach with the lease side effects.
We prescribe pharmaceutical medications or homeopathic and herbal remedies based on what Dr. Eisenberg feels will best treat the child.
Collaborative Medicinal Approach
We take a collaborative approach to our medicinal decisions and both the doctor and parents will be a part of the decision. Once this takes place the child will then be treated. Follow up appointments are then made to assure proper healing.
Besides taking care of acutely ill children, we also treat children with chronic diseases ie Asthma, Diabetes, A.D.D., Chronic Allergies and behavioral disorders. Depending on what approach the parents wish, Dr. Eisenberg will choose the safest, gentlest yet efficacious means to treat your child with homeopathy or pharmaceutical medications.