Herbal Medicine

Nature’s Link Wellness Center offers herbal medicine in Breaux Bridge, Lafayette and the entire Acadiana area. Herbal medicine supports natural healing, disease prevention and both physical and mental well-being. Medicinal herbs are an important component of our services that promote natural healing and disease prevention.

All herbal remedies are administered by board certified naturopathic doctor and master herbalist Dr. Kristine Devillier, N.D. As an herbalist, she has the training and expertise to recommend medicinal herbs and botanical products to support your health needs.

After a consultation to discuss your health history, diet, lifestyle and goals, Dr. Devillier will develop personalized herbal remedies to assist you with health issues and improve your overall wellness. As a naturopath, she may also recommend nutritional, lifestyle and other alternative healing modalities.

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What is Herbal Medicine?

Herbal medicine, botanical medicine and herbalism are all terms for the use of herbs, plants and plant extracts for treating and preventing illness and promoting health and well-being.

Herbal remedies have been used throughout the world for thousands of years and they’re still one of the most common forms of medicine in the world. In many cultures, the use of spices and herbs in foods is a common practice for natural healing and disease prevention.

Whole plants, including roots, stems, flowers and leaves are used to create herbal remedies that are ingested or applied to the skin. They can be in the form of tinctures, tonics, capsules, extracts, tablets, topical applications or teas.

She Saved Me

"She saved me when I was sick and went to several doctors that could not give me answers."

—LM

Absolute Saving Grace

"Nature’s Link has been my absolute saving grace for my auto-immune disease. Kris and her staff are so proficient in their knowledge of the body and what our body needs to heal itself. Thank you ALL for giving me new Hope and Faith in the truly NATURAL process."

Alyson via Facebook

Starting To Feel Better

"I spent a year in various doctors’ offices, having test after test run, and only felt worse by the day. I was also told that I had PCOS and would likely have difficulty getting pregnant. Kristine explained everything that was going on with my body and what I needed to do to get back on track. After only a couple weeks of products she recommended, I was already starting to feel better. I also now have a happy and healthy 8 month old and I'm feeling better than I ever have!"

—AC

I Feel So Much Better

"I feel so much better about myself and my life since being introduced to this awsome place. Thank you for everything you all have done for me and my family"

—Ali T. via Facebook

Positively Affected Her Clients

"I have worked with Kristine for at least 3 years. In this time I have seen how deeply she has positively affected her clients’ lives."

—Lisa J. via Facebook

Pain Has Subsided Tremendously

"I'm so thankful to the Lord for you as well as your knowledge and compassion about what you do in helping me and others heal ours bodies with natural supplements and healthy eating! In the past week the change is remarkable, my pain has subsided tremendously...wow!"

—EC

Very Thankful

"I have to say, I am very thankful that I now bring my child and soon to be children to Kris Devillier. For the last month all I have been coming across on my time hop app is how Kolt stayed sick from the time he was 9months old to 2 years ago! I am proud to say besides a little cough and runny nose for about 4 days my little man has been healthy as can be!"

—Alice via Facebook

What is an Herbalist?

An herbalist specializes in the therapeutic use of plants to help heal the body and improve health naturally. Herbalists, as with other natural health practitioners, treat the whole person, not a disease or condition. According to the American Herbalist Guild, they may practice either as ancillary health care consultants or primary health care providers.

Types of Herbalists

  • Traditional or community herbalist
  • Medical herbalist
  • Clinical herbalist
  • Folk herbalist
  • Phytotherapist

Herbal remedies may also be used in other modalities, including:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Ayurveda
  • acupuncture
  • aromatherapy

How Herbal Medicine Can Benefit Health & Well-Being

Botanical medicine encompasses a wide variety of safe, effective herbs that can be used to treat and prevent disease, relieve symptoms of common ailments and help the body to naturally cleanse and rebuild itself. Benefits of medicinal herbs:

  • Support the immune system and promote overall health
  • Boost the immune, cardiovascular, lymphatic and respiratory systems
  • Support digestion and alleviate digestive issues
  • Boost kidney, liver and urinary tract function
  • Assist with stress management and emotional well-being
  • Maintain oral, ear, eye, skin and nail health
  • Assist with chronic health conditions like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, seizures, IBS, fibromyalgia and migraines
  • Alleviate the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy while also increasing their effectiveness
  • Address sleep issues such as insomnia
  • Support for acute conditions such as ear infections, viral infections and even minor injuries
  • Relieve symptoms of respiratory illnesses such as the cold, flu, asthma and allergies
  • Help overcome addictions like alcohol or smoking
  • Aid with skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema
  • Assist with managing issues related to women’s health, such as PMS, PCOS, menopause and more

Herbal remedies should not be used without the guidance of a knowledgeable practitioner if you are pregnant or nursing, or for children. It’s important to let your herbalist know about any medications you’re taking and to let your physician know about the botanical products you use to limit unfavorable interactions between herbs and drugs.

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Interested in learning more about how herbal medicine can improve your overall well-being?

Contact Nature’s Link Wellness Center today by calling 337-332-2705 or request an appointment online!

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