Functional Herbal Therapy: A Modern Paradigm for Clinicians

Author(s) : Kerry Bone

Functional Herbal Therapy: A Modern Paradigm for Clinicians
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Book Details

  • Publisher : Aeon Books
  • Published : July 2021
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 432
  • Category :
    Complementary Medicine
  • Category 2 :
    Herbal Medicine
  • Catalogue No : 94093
  • ISBN 13 : 9781912807246
  • ISBN 10 : 1912807246
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In this ground breaking book, Kerry Bone presents in detail his holistic, multidisciplinary and multicentred model of Functional Herbal Therapy (FHT). This model draws on the modern concept of functional medicine but is also rooted in traditional herbal wisdom. It is designed to equip herbalists to understand and formulate treatment strategies which tackle the complexity of different disease states.

Functional Herbal Therapy introduces the seven key attributes of FHT based on a fusion of new research and the modern concept of functional medicine. Next it offers an in-depth look at some of these core treatment strategies of FHT. Finally, the book examines how the key approaches and treatment strategies discussed can be successfully applied to the modern herbalist’s practice.

This visionary book will revolutionise the way that medical herbalists and naturopaths understand and treat disease processes. It will also be invaluable to students of herbal medicine, naturopathy and pharmaceutical sciences, both as a standard text and a reference book.

About the Author(s)

Professor Kerry Bone is a medical herbalist and directs the research program at MediHerb, a leading manufacturer of herbal medicine products. He is co-author of around forty scientific papers on herbal research, including original research and systematic reviews, and currently serves as the only Australian member on the editorial board of the journal Phytomedicine, the top herbal research journal in the world.

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Donald R. Yance, Clinical Master Herbalist, RH (AHG), Founder of Mederi Center on 22/06/2021

Kerry Bone is one of the few herbalists who can interpret the breadth and nuances of herbal medicine in such a comprehensive and scientific way, as well as capture the depth of knowledge drawn from decades of clinical experience.

Functional Herbal Therapy is a breakthrough in the field that has emerged from honing the art, science, and skillful application of these essential remedies and defines a new era of prescribing for generations of practitioners to come.

Its scope goes beyond his former ground-breaking book, Principles and Practices of Phytotherapy, to provide a practical, evidence-informed framework for the comprehensive integration of herbal medicine for today's clinicians and the complexity of modern-day diseases we see.

Aviva Romm, MD, herbalist, author of Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health and Hormone Intelligence on 10/06/2021

Ever a systems-thinker on the frontiers of herbal medicine, Kerry Bone has expanded the traditional herbal medicine architecture by creating a bridge with functional medicine. This matrix provides insights for a new contextual framework with which to view classical and modern phytotherapy practice. It offers both the traditional herbalist and functional medicine practitioner alike, a shared therapeutic language and powerful contemporary lens with which to approach healing.

Dr Christopher Etheridge, medical herbalist, President of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy on 10/06/2021

Kerry Bone has an exceptional ability to identify, interpret and use key clinical studies to shape his new paradigm. In Functional Herbal Therapy, he equips practitioners with a new way of perceiving and treating disease states and an understanding of complex pathologies. This book explores how to harness the immense potential of functional herbal medicine to activate the self-healing response and restore homeostasis. This visionary book revolutionises the practice of herbal medicine.

Simon Mills, medical herbalist, co-author of Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy on 10/06/2021

There is a large gap in the modern medical treatment of functional, chronic and degenerative illnesses, and in supporting recovery even after successful interventions. In this book Kerry Bone offers us a seminal evidence-based guide to fill this gap. Here is an essential reference for any practitioner who wishes to provide medicines that strategically support health, resist disease, build resilience and effectively address some of the most challenging health problems we face.

Alex Laird, medical herbalist, lecturer, author of Root to Stem on 10/06/2021

This book is essential and exciting reading for practising herbalists. It is a major contribution to modernising and refining our western herbal tradition. Kerry clearly sets out systematised herbal therapeutics based on the latest research into pathophysiology and herbal pharmacology. His approach also embraces the spirit and energetics of global herbal traditions. Microcirculation, the gut microbiome, autoimmunity and viral infections are among the key topics covered.