Guidelines for Selecting a Medical Herbalist for -- Consultation and Referral: Consulting a Medical Herbalist
Abstract: Many Americans are self-medicating with herbal medicines. Health care practitioners often need to consult with, and/or refer to a medical herbalist in order to fully address the herb information needs of their clients. This article provides a guideline for the health practitioner to use when assessing the competency and expertise of an herb practitioner. Three models for assessing mastery in a health-related discipline are used as a foundation for the guideline.