Herbal Therapy

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peppermint leaves

Photo by mrmac04, Copyright 2007 / morguefile.com

Peppermint, pictured above, is often used in herbal aromatherapy to help stimulate circulation, revive aching muscles, and uplift spirits.

FAIM does site visits and collaborations with the goal of disseminating information to the public. Herbal therapies offer an option which allows people to empower themselves because they can be produced locally with basic technologies.

Surprising Link Between Dementia and UTIs

The connection between urinary tract infections (UTIs) and dementia isn’t common knowledge among the majority of doctors and health care workers.If you are caring for elderly loved ones or friends, be on the lookout for changes in their behavior that could be indicative of an UTI. An imbalance of the gut bacteria can lead to recurring UTIs. Learn what to look for and how to address it. UTIs are not simply an annoyance. They can be life threatening.

How to End Constipation Without Laxatives

One issue that tends to plague women as they age isn’t fun to talk about. But resolving the issue can have significant benefits for your quality of life – and is often easier to do than you might think.

This issue is chronic constipation. It’s often a problem for women...

Anti-Inflammatory Superfoods for Energy and Immunity

Most medications for pain and inflammation can be avoided by simply eating superfoods, herbs, exercising and developing a positive mindset on a daily basis.

The Healing Powers of Wild Chaga

Chaga grows on birch trees in cold regions such as Siberia, northern Canada, Alaska, and some northern parts of the continental United States. It is of particular importance because it has been found to have a wide range of medicinal properties. The life span of the Inuit, who lived in a climate similar to that of the Siberians, was only 40 to 50 years on average, whereas people in the Siberian tribes who consumed Chaga routinely lived to be 90 to 110.

Hormonal Heart Help

Dr. David Williams introduces Strodival (ouabain) as a way to stop angina and help prevent the situation from progressing to a full-blown, possibly fatal, heart attack.

Can This Herb Completely Replace Drugs for Type-2 Diabetics?

Dr. Frank Shallenberger reports on his experience and two studies on the effects of berberine on blood sugar control and triglyceride levels and discusses berberine as an effective treatment for diabetes.

Peruvian Institute for the Study of Andean Phytotherapy (IPIFA), Peru

The Peruvian Institute for the Study of Andean Phytotherapy was created to scientifically study and valorize the incredible wealth of knowledge in Traditional Peruvian Medicine.

Bio Center Reckeweg

Dr. Augusto Pazán is the director of the Bio Center Reckewig in Ecuador. It is a small multiple physician clinic of natural and non-toxic therapies.

The Harvard Project, Peru

FAIM and Harvard are collaborating in an effort to promote bilateral agreements with the Peruvian public scientific research institutions. The goal is to create state of the art technology and research labs to screen Peru's medicinal plants.

National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rico

The vision of this non-profit, non-governmental institution is to put the care of nature's biodiversity into the central axis of Costa Rican culture, educational process and competitive strength.

Alfred Vogel Museum and Organic Show Garden, Switzerland

Dr. Vogel was a renowned Swiss nutritionist, herbalist and naturopath. In the pursuit of helping people, he passionately practiced phytotherapy until he passed away in 1996 at the age of 94.

Guamani Clinic, Quito, Ecuador

FAIM visited Dr. Medina and the Guamani Clinic, a government supported public health centre situated in the homonymous, low-income and very populated section of Quito, Ecuador. On the outside, this clinic seems like the typical public health facility. Inside we discovered that it offers an array of complementary and alternative medicine therapies including various herbal protocols.

Dr. John Humiston, William Hitt Center, Tijuana, Mexico

Dr. John Humiston received his medical training in the military. He determined he could practice medicine more effectively in Mexico using alternative medicine and unconventional therapies. His treatments include herbal therapies which work synergistically with other protocols.