Healing the Root: Why Treating Symptoms Alone Doesn’t Work

Nov 04, 2022

By Casie Giroux


Modern health solutions often only address the symptom of an issue, instead of getting to the root cause: Think Accutane for acne, Tums for heartburn, or Ambien for sleep. To get to the root cause of acne, we must look deeper into what is the ultimate cause. Is it hormone imbalance, chronic stress, poor detoxification or liver stagnation, inflammation, or even food allergies or sensitivities? Once we can narrow down possible root causes, we can address the solution with herbs and attempt to eradicate the issue as opposed to just “covering it up.” Taking Tums can curb heartburn in the moment, but why is your body allowing the stomach acid to seep into your esophagus? It could be caused by food sensitivities, poor absorption or breakdown of food in the gut, or an issue with digestive valves allowing acid back up the GI tract.

Getting to the root cause of the heartburn allows us to target the specific issue with herbs instead of curbing the discomfort in the moment which can actually lead to further problems down the road.  


Getting to the root cause of health issues can be complex and involve some investigation. Working one-on-one with an herbalist or naturopathic doctor can help you better determine the ultimate imbalances within your body and root cause of the discomfort. A proper herbal protocol with specific herbal formulas, dosing strategies and procedures, and appropriate follow-up are all key to moving patterns within complex health concerns towards a state of healing.

Apothékary is now offering in-depth one-on-one consultations with Dr. Jessica Christie, a Naturopathic Doctor and Certified Nutrition Specialist. If you are looking to discover the root cause of your symptoms, this package is a great option as it includes a 60-minute virtual visit discussing your health history and health goals, a 30-minute follow-up visit to assess progress, and a Bioresonance Hair Analysis to look at other underlying factors that may be contributing to unwanted symptoms. 

If you keep having recurring symptoms and feel like you’ve tried everything, reach out to our team. We’ll help you dig deeper and unveil the underlying factors contributing to your current state of health.


About Casie Giroux

Casie Giroux is a Clinical Herbalist with a background in communication sciences, herbal product formulation and creation, sustainable wildcrafting, teaching, and organic farming.  She earned her certification through the California School of Herbal Studies in Forestville, CA.  On the weekends  you can find her playing in the garden, foraging for abundant plants, and camping by the water.