is a set of treatments that have taken their place in the modern medical arena in recent years, which means treatment with plants. Treatment with plants has been a part of human life since centuries ago. But with the introduction of chemical drugs, plants have been forgotten, and as traditional methods, plant treatments have become very trivial.
Today, the useful knowledge of plants is combined with the possibilities of modern medicine. And new and Alternative Herbal Treatment Methods created by modern medical methods appear.
Phytotherapy is a very effective method, especially in preventive treatment. Educational programs are also available as a specialized field. In Europe, Phytotherapy is among the most popular alternative medicine applications. But Phytotherapy support is only received from experts in the area, and it is essential for the success of the results. People who specialize in this field are also called physiotherapists.
What Is Phytotherapy?
Phytotherapy, a branch of pharmacology, is the use of herbal medicines in medicine. Tell me what Phytotherapy can be answered; 'Certain Phytotherapy quality, safety, and efficacy standards, according to the treatment of diseases or injuries, relieving and prevention are based on the science of medicinal use of plants and their preparations." The European Phytotherapy scientific Cooperative, ESCOP, represents the herbal medicine or Phytotherapy communities in Europe.
19.for centuries, scientists have researched and identified the active ingredients found in plants, substances with functional properties on the organism. These substances are isolated and can be used in chemical drugs (aspirin, cortisone, antibiotics..etc.). The emergence of these drugs has led to a decline in herbal medicines in the West. After attention began to be paid to the undesirable effects of chemical molecules in the 1970s, there began to be a focus on natural solutions. Phytotherapy is used to treat many common diseases these days.
Phytotherapy, contrary to what is thought, is an area that requires expertise. For this reason, not every doctor can be a phytotherapist. To become a phytotherapist, you must have received training in the relevant field.
Pharmacy graduates can become experts by doing their master's degrees in this field. In the same way, those who are trained in the field of medicine can do their master's degree in this field. There are also certificate programs approved by the Ministry of Health in this field.
One of the main characteristics of becoming a phytotherapist is the need to know plants very well. In pharmacy, this training is much more comprehensive. Phytotherapy training programs are widespread in Europe and are just becoming widespread in our country. For this reason, the number of Phytotherapy specialists in our country is not too large. Doctors specializing in this field successfully use herbal methods to treat various diseases and can be a panacea for many people's problems.
Phytotherapy Education, Certificate programs approved by the Ministry of Health are offered in universities and supported educational institutions.
Doctors, pharmacists, nutritionists can participate in the pieces of training. To become a specialist in Phytotherapy and Natural Medicine, training stages must be completed. Phytotherapy training also requires closely following current developments. It is essential to attend symposiums and conferences. Because innovations are emerging in this field every day. Some courses are taken in Phytotherapy education include;
- Definition, history, and development of Phytotherapy,
- Origin of herbal medicines: the science of Ethnobotany,
- Preclinical evaluation of herbal products,
- Herbal products and Pharmacovigilance,
- The place of Phytotherapy in the world and Turkey,
- Herbal drug and preparation standards in the European Pharmacopoeia,
- Excavation (plant trip),
- Effects or mechanisms of action of active substance groups of plant origin,
- Design and development of pharmaceutical products of plant origin, form.
How Is Phytotherapy Applied?
It is the patient's condition that is essential in Phytotherapy applications. After a professional examination, the possibilities of herbal medicine that the patient needs can be determined. How to apply Phytotherapy, the answer to a question in style depends on the areas of Phytotherapy. Some of the regions of Phytotherapy can be listed as follows;
- Phytotherapy in eye diseases,
- Phytotherapy in gastroenterology,
- Phytotherapy in female disorders,
- Endocrinology and Phytotherapy in metabolic diseases,
- Phytotherapy in skin diseases,
- Phytotherapy in neurodegenerative diseases,
- Phytotherapy in oncology,
- Immunomodulatory effective phytotherapeutics,
- It is symptomatic therapy with Phytotherapy.
Plants not only have various diseases and wounds but also have healing powers that can help with weight loss. Our metabolism allows fat and carbohydrates to be burned.
Adequate exercise and adequate sleep and diet play an essential role in the proper functioning of metabolism. Deficiencies in minerals and vitamins, acidification of the body, or hormonal changes can affect metabolism and lead to obesity.
Those who want to lose weight can achieve success by taking Phytotherapy and slimming support. With some herbs and herbs, you can stimulate your metabolism and do good things for your body and health without unhealthy dietary products. A weight loss plan is a plan that a phytotherapist will prepare according to the person. Those who want to lose weight with Phytotherapy should meet with a person who is an expert in this field and create their programs according to him, and it is necessary for the success of the results.