Traditional Western herbalism is an integral part of Naturopathic medical training and the treatment form that I’ve found to be the most profoundly effective. The use of herbs for medicine is an ancient practice where every culture on every continent has recognized and utilized their healing power in some form. It is perhaps the only unbroken medical tradition throughout the course of human history.
Since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, researchers have been working to develop ways that could feasibly allow individual testing for genetic defects known as SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms). More importantly, they’ve been seeking to understand how that genetic data translates into disease risk and into clinically effective therapies for both disease prevention and treatment.