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Making Decisions About Herbal Therapies

Part of A Practical Guide to Herbal Therapies for People Living With HIV

2004

This guide has described various herbs that are often used medicinally. So how do people with HIV choose the herbs that will be most useful? As North Americans, we live in a culture where people take a pill and expect the problem to go away. We expect that anyone who has taken the time to read about a product can go to a store and make an informed choice. This may not always be true for herbal therapies. As we mentioned earlier, learning about these therapies involves piecing together many different types of information, and some questions remain unanswered. One way to sort through all of this information is to consult a complementary therapy practitioner experienced in treating people with HIV.





  
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