Herbal Medicine: A Holistic Approach to the Common Cold

            Traditional Chinese medical practices have existed for thousands of years, and in recent years, many patients are using Oriental Medicine to naturally treat their diseases and ailments. Oriental medicine encompasses a wide range of natural healing practices including acupuncture, massage therapy, and herbal remedies.

The change of seasons often leads to head colds, sore throats, and congestion. This spring season, treat your common allergies and cold with a holistic health care plan. A holistic health care plans starts with speaking with a trained holistic health care professional, specifically an herbalist. An herbalist is trained to treat patients using the natural healing remedies and practices that have been used in Eastern culture for thousands of years.

Your treatment plan is customized to you and your ailments.

Your treatment plan is adjusted as your symptoms develop and change.

            Herbalists are trained in the medicinal use of plants, and are able to naturally treat their patients. As a trained health care professional, an herbalist creates a customized formulation just for you using a combination of theses various herbs and plants.

As you start your holistic health care plan, an herbalist will begin by accessing your medical background and history. Next, a herbal remedy is developed and specialized to treat your ailments and symptoms. Your treatment plan is customized to you, your medical history, and current ailments.

Patients are initially treated according to their specific ailments, and as those ailments change, a treatment plan is tailored to your progress. As your ailments and symptoms change, your treatment plan is adjusted as necessary, and always with the goal of achieving wellness.

Herbalists also teach patients how to integrate natural forms of health care into their daily lives. They are given various tips and suggestions on how to lead a more holistic life to treat their ailments as well as prevent them in the future. A holistic health care approach to medicine treats not only current symptoms, but the entire body.  

To find out more about the benefits of holistic health care and herbal medicine, please schedule an appointment to speak with one of our licensed health care professionals. Find out today how herbal medicine and a trained herbalist can help you start feeling your best.

Resources After Graduation

Before completing your degree from an accredited institution, it is a great idea to take advantage of two major resources.


Many accredited colleges provide students with assistance for job placement after graduation. A college’s career services office can help students find a job in the field of their degree using resources that are available to the academic world. A career services office can also evaluate a student’s past experience and suggest how to add that to their new training to present a highly employable candidate.

A career services office can also suggest appropriate career opportunities to students that can help them on their way to starting a successful career. This office can also connect students with alumni in their area to talk about life after graduation.


Alumni are always more than happy to speak with students that are about to complete their degree. What better way to interact with a professional in the field that you are about to enter than to speak with an alum from your college?

Speaking with alumni is a great way to make connections with professionals that are out there in the holistic health care field. You can LEARN from the alumni of your college.

Ask them questions about their experiences after graduation. Did they work in one location and then switch to another? Perhaps they started working at a spa, but then decided to open their own business or vice versa.

Alumni are a resource that is invaluable to students that are about to graduate. Ask your college how to get in touch with recent graduates to learn how they adjusted to life after graduation.

Taking advantage of these resources will provide you with the necessary information to begin applying to jobs and starting your career as a licensed health care professional!


Attending a School with an Internship Program

Attending an accredited institution with an internship program is a great step for making connections and gaining experience for after graduation. Internship programs give students the ADVANTAGE of working with real patients.

While attending an open house, ask students and professors about the college’s internship program. An internship program is an invaluable experience to students that are looking to gain first-hand experience.

This experience prepares students for real-life situations that they will later face in the work world. Many accredited institutions offer this resource to students as part of their curriculum. Students will be required to complete a certain number of hours under the supervision of a trained professional. Internships are usually completed later in your degree program.

An internship allows students to learn, relate to patients, and gain confidence in the skills they learned in class as they go along. Students are given the opportunity to react to real life scenarios while under the guidance of a trained health care professional.

The lessons taught in the classroom are applied in an internship program.