Botanical/Herbal Medicine is the primary source other than food that we lean on when we need to get the body to shift or heal and return to homeostasis. Dr. Skip, O.M.D., mainly employs the use of traditional Chinese medical formulations. These are what we use in holistic medicine as the “alternatives” to prescription medications. Please keep in mind these formulations and herbal prescriptions have been in use and existence for thousands of years while prescription drugs from the pharmaceutical companies have only been around for about 100 years. When we are talking about botanical medicine we are talking about plants, minerals, and occasionally animal sources used to create medicinal formulas. Nutraceuticals are using food supplements like vitamin A,B, C, D, etc. as medicine for helping the body to return to homeostasis. See: Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals in the glossary
– Synonyms: Herbal Medicine