I think that this article is well worth reading. When one is looking for alternatives to harmful and disabling drugs, herbs may work slowly. Yet, when it comes to mental health, anything worth while takes a little time.
By Jon Keyes
Mental health herbalism is the practice of working with herbs and other plants to improve well being, develop keener insight into patterns of imbalance and to reduce emotional distress. As a licensed professional counselor and herbalist, I often incorporate the use of herbs for helping people to get stronger and feel better. I have seen herbs improve mental health and I have also seen herbs bring profound insights that help a person work through emotional knots. Plants not only work on a physical level, they are able to transform people emotionally and spiritually as well.
Many of us are aware that certain herbs can help with certain mental health symptoms. People talk about St. John’s Wort for depression or valerian for insomnia. In my approach to mental health, I think about working with herbs a little differently. Instead of just taking an herb or a formula…
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