Herbal medicine has been used throughout human history, making it the oldest form of healthcare. In the early days of herbal medicine, much of the medicinal knowledge was developed through trial and error and passed down by word of mouth to the younger generations. As these practices evolved, information was methodically collected and stored in the form of well defined herbal pharmacopoeias. Chemistry always chases nature and today many pharmaceutical drugs are based on either an action or a constituent of an herb. Many pharmaceuticals, however, cause side effects not associated with the original herbal formula. Largely because of this, and concerns by consumers, resources supporting research in the effectiveness of herbal therapies has dramatically increased in recent years.
Dr. Heather Wdowin, NMD is a licensed primary care physician in the state of Arizona, and a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor in California. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Neurobiology from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine is from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. She has completely circumnavigated the planet with a backpack, hiked the Grand Canyon nine times, jumped out of an airplane, sailed down the Nile and meditated in the queen’s chamber of the great pyramid. Dr. Wdowin specializes in Sports Medicine, Neuro-endocrinology, and difficult cases. She currently works with professional athletes in the NFL and UFC, optimizes their health and thereby improves their performance. She has studied with the leaders of the emerging Environmental Medicine field, and designed Human Reconstruction’s facility to be perfect for detoxification and depuration therapy and treatment. It is her philosophy to use all tools available to diagnose the cause of disease, and then treat that cause with personalized attention and whatever modality brings about results. She is an accomplished diagnostician and practitioner, as well as a certified clinical hypnotherapist to aid a patient in utilizing the mind body connection in healing.