Restoration is a wider term, which implies to provide all possible means to bring back a state of normalcy to the, systems and the body as a whole (i.e. make the body work the way it is supposed to). Restoration does not only mean the therapeutic corrective action, but also to emphasize on toning and rejuvenating processes for the organs and the body as a whole. This helps delay ageing and promotes endurance.
The Diagnosis: Clinical diagnosis and Laboratory tests
The restoration process begins with diagnosis. That is, identifying the shortcomings in the functioning of body systems, observing clinical signs and symptoms and if needed conducting laboratory bio-chemical tests. For example if the liver is diseased, it may be due to cellular damage, inflammation or infection. To accurately diagnose the root cause, the above mentioned procedure needs to be followed.
The Treatment: Allopathic Medicine vs. Herbal Medicine
In modern allopathic systems, once the physicians diagnose the condition, a cocktail of molecular drugs has to be prescribed for each of the conditions and symptoms. Medicines in the molecular form have been around for a few hundred years and have no doubt revolutionized the medical treatment of the human body in a positive way. These medicines are used to treat infections, control chronic diseases, and relieve the symptoms efficiently; however, they also sometimes simultaneously bring in problems and adverse effects bigger than the solutions they provide. Healing with multi-herbal formulations works in a holistic fashion unlike molecular (allopathic) medicines and do not have the same potential problems or adverse effects. The chart below draws this comparison:
For example, in allopathic practice, Reserpine (a potent alkaloid of the herb Rauwolfia serpentina) is used for lowering high blood pressure, but in its molecular form, it has potent adverse effects such as:
In contrast, the same herb, Rauwolfia serpentina, has other alkaloids like ajmaline, serpentine, which collectively exert a broader spectrum of action with minimal adverse effects. Herbs also have a broad spectrum of activities compared to allopathic medicines. For example, Tinospora is a well known herb with multiple pharmacological activities that have been well documented, and proven to have the following characteristics: immunomodulator, antimicrobial, antiarthritic, antiallergic, antioxidant, cholagogue, and liver tonic activities. When we compare this to allopathic medicine (single molecule product), we do not find so many beneficial therapeutic and pharmacological effects. Similar examples are herbs like Neem, Myrobalans, Turmeric, and Pipers, which provide various therapeutic activities and heal the patient in a number of different or related diseases. Synergy plays a wider role in restoration as it widens the spectrum and scope of the bioactivity of the active ingredients available in a particular formulation. Therefore, restoration through multi-herbal products is preferable because unlike the allopathic system of treatment, single herb products, or incomplete herbal formulations, these products:
Produce therapeutic corrective action.
Tone and rejuvenate various organs and the body as a whole.
Produce no adverse effects.