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Systems of Health, Healing, & Wellness Please note that 'Other' forum contains numerous sub-forums.

Ayurveda

Ayurveda, 'The Divine Science of Life', is the traditional system of health and lifestyle from the Indian subcontinent. Ayurveda my be the oldest traditional system of medicine that is still practiced in the current era.
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Homeopathy

Perhaps best known for its approach of Similia similibus curantur, or "Let like cure like", homeopathy is a system of health founded by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann in the late 18th century. Homeopathy differs from many of the traditional systems of health in its primary usage of microdoses for remedies.
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Kampo

Kampō medicine, also referred to as Kanpō, is the Japanese adaption of Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine was thought to be first introduced to Japan in the 5th or 6th century.
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Preventitive Medicine

This forum will be used to discuss the steps taken to cause good health as opposed to treating poor health.
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Psychology

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Tibetan Medicine

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Traditional African Medicine

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Western Herbal Medicine

The herbal traditions of Europe and American settlers. Western Herbal Medicine is most associated with the countries of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Western Europe. This medicine is also sometimes referred to as Anglo-Saxon or Anglo-American traditional herbal medicine.
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Western Modern Medicine

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Wisdom & the Art of Living

This forum will be used to discuss how to live well and understand one's self and the world so that one may act harmoniously and coherently.
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Unani Tibb

Unani Tibb refers to Graeco-Arabic medicine and literally means "medicine of the Greeks" or "Greek medicine". Unani Tibb is sometimes referred to as Arabian medicine or Islamic medicine or Perso-Arabic traditional medicine.
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Yoga

While yoga is most often associated with the practice of asana (poses), it's a deep and rich system with many aspects that has to be properly considered as a way of life.
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Food & Nutrients

Understanding Food

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Nutrients

Nutrients include proteins, fats, carbohydrates (sugars, dietary fiber), vitamins, and minerals.
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Diets

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Spices

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Medicinal Food Recipes

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Herbs We are using a broad definition of herbs which includes plants, fungi, certain animal products, herbo-mineral preparations, supplements used by herbalists, and other naturally occurring chemicals.

Understanding Herbs

This forum is for discussing the energetics, taste, medicinal activity, and other qualities of herbs so that their effects can be understood.
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Specific Herbs & Formulas by Common Name

This area is for posting about any specific herb or herbal forum. Please title posts by the common name (in English if available). As a reminder we are using a very broad definition of what constitutes a herb that is not limited to plant material.
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Processing & Formulating Herbs

Herbs in raw form are often non-ideal or not suited for consumption. They often need to be prepared and processed in multiple ways to improve their efficacy and bio-availability. Formulating herbs is an advanced practice of herbal medicine and requires a deep understanding of herbal energetics and actions.
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Chemical Constituents

Chemical constituents of herbs includes items such as flavonoids, triterpenes, tannins, acids, polysaccharides, carotenoids and so forth. This forum is used to discussed the properties and research findings about these constituents.
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Sourcing Herbs (For Individuals)

This forum can be used to discuss where to obtain specific herbs.
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Wildcrafting Herbs

This forum is used to discuss the ethical and sustainable wildcrafting of herbs.
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Becoming a Herbalist

This forum is for content relevant to those who are thinking about becoming a herbalist or those who are already on the path to becoming a herbalist.
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Herbal First Aid

This will be used to discuss herbs in the context of first aid.
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Herbs for Animals & Pets

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Notable Healers

Notable Healers

Herbalists, healers, doctors, and other people of note who have contributed in a significant way to the understanding of health and wellness regardless of which systems of health they practiced. Please note that only Herb Forum moderators can start posts in this forum but anyone can reply to posts.
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Find a Herbalist (Herbalist Directory)

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Rather than create all locations in advance we are adding them one by one so that only areas with herbalists appear in the list. If you want to add yourself to the herbalist directory but the location for it does not appear in the list, then please post a message in this forum and include both the country and the state or province in your request. We will create that location and then you can add your listing. If you provides online service then add yourself to the online directory also.
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Herb Store & Seller Directory

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Rather than create all locations in advance we are adding them one by one so that only areas with herb stores appear in the list. If you want to add your store to the directory but the location for it does not appear in the list, then please post a message in this forum and include both the country and the state or province in your request. We will create that location and then you can add your listing. If you provides online sales also then add yourself to the online directory also.
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Online Herb Stores

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Herbalist's Corner Only forum members who have been confirmed as herbalists and added to the herbalist group can post in the forums in this category. Anyone can view the content in these forums.

Case Studies

This forum is for sharing the findings and lessons from individual cases.
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Case Consultations (Peer Support)

This forum is for herbalists to consult with their peers on a case that they are working on. Do not provider any identifiable information about the individual in the case.
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Information Literacy

This forum will be used to discuss information literacy for herbalists and researchers of herbs. While changes to technology have not radically altered the practice of herbal medicine it has altered the way we locate and access information. Knowing how to find and read research on herbs is a useful ability.
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Business & Legal Considerations

This forum is for discussing all of the business, financial, and legal considerations of being a herbalist, selling herbs, or otherwise working in the herbal medicine field. No legal advice is provided at Herb Forum. It's your own responsibility to consult with the appropriate business and/or legal professionals to get correct information.
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Publications

This forum is to discuss journals and other sources of reliable information that is relevant to the practicing herbalist.
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Sourcing Herbs

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Events

This forum is to discuss events such as conferences, gatherings, talks, and so forth that are relevant to herbalists.
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Health Conditions The forums in this category are used to discuss diseases, disorders, syndromes, disabilities, injuries, and all other health conditions. No medical advice or treatment is offered at Herb Forums. Consult with a qualified medical professional for medical advice or treatment.

General Discussion

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The Causes of Poor Health

This forum is the opposite of preventive medicine and it aims to discuss causal factors that deteriorate health.
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Human Microbiome and Virome

This forum is used to discuss the human mircobiome and virome and the implications for our health.
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Specific Considerations

Children's Health

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Physiology

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Education Directory A listing of schools, programs, individuals, and organizations who provide herbal and related education.

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Rather than create all locations in advance we are adding them one by one so that only areas with educational centers appear in the list. If you want to add your educational facility but the location for it does not appear in the list, then please post a message in this forum and include both the country and the state or province in your request. We will create that location and then you can add your listing. If your facility also provides online classes then add it to the online directory also.
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Online Options

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Question & Answer

Ask Your Questions Here

Any and all of the answers given in this question and answer section, as well as any and all information provided on this website should not be considered as medical advice. There is no diagnosis, treatment, or medical advice provided at Herb Forum and any information provided comes without guarantees and may contain errors or be incorrect. All the information on herbforum.org is provided for informational purposes only, and neither the owner nor contributors are liable for the consequences of using this information. Please consult a qualified health professional before doing anything related to information on this website.
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Buy, Sell, & Trade Please note that Herb Forum does not monitor or oversee any transaction and any purchase is entirely at your own risk. We suggest only purchasing from known members of the community.

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Podcasts

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Interviews

This forum will be used to post interview with herbalists and other relevant healing professions regardless of the medium they're released on.
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Other

Introduce Yourself

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Aesthetic Considerations

This forum is for discussing healthy and non-toxic approaches to hair care, skin care, makeup, weight loss, self-image, and all other aesthetic considerations.
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The Off Topic Forum

Talk about anything you want here but please keep it civil and appropriate.
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