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Many of our products are professional-grade and must be used under the supervision of a knowledgeable health professional. Sale of these items are restricted to those under the care of a trained healthcare professional, such as patients of Way of Life Medicine. Prior to ingesting any herb or supplement it is highly recommended that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional.
By purchasing products from Way of Life Medicine you agree to consult with Lauren Laks, Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist, or another qualified healthcare professional, prior to ingestion and when questions, comments, concerns, or adverse reactions arise.
Lauren Laks, L.Ac., is available for product and health consultations through the Way of Life Medicine website. Product Recommendations provide a general recommendation of 1-3 herbal formulas and sometimes additional supplements as necessary. Custom Treatment Plans include a more thorough health evaluation and holistic consultation, along with a comprehensive custom treatment plan written just for you. Both services are through email.
Herbs and nutritional supplements [primarily derived from plant, animal and mineral sources] available through Way of Life Medicine are traditionally considered safe when prescribed by a Licensed Herbalist, though some may be toxic in large doses. Some herbs may be inappropriate during pregnancy. Therefore you should notify Way of Life Medicine if there is any possibility that you are or become pregnant. Possible side effects while taking herbs may include but are not limited to: gas and bloating, epigastric or abdominal discomfort, stomachache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, skin rashes and/or itchiness, headache, tingling of the tongue.
It is your responsibility to provide a current and/or updated health history to Way of Life Medicine or your healthcare provider notifying us/them of any changes in the following: prescribed medications, over the counter medications, herbs, nutritional supplements, etc. that you might be taking or that have been prescribed to you outside of Way of Life Medicine, changes in symptoms or diagnosis, pregnancy status and any other health issues.
Herbs may need to be prepared, consumed and/or topically applied according to specific instructions provided by Way of Life Medicine or your healthcare provider. Some herbs may have an unpleasant aroma or taste. Immediately inform Way of Life Medicine if you experience any gastrointestinal upset (nausea, gas, stomachache, vomiting or similar condition), allergic reactions (hives, rashes, tingling of the tongue, headache or similar condition), or any unanticipated or unpleasant effects associated with the herbs or supplements purchased through Way of Life Medicine. While this notice describes the most common risks of treatment, other side effects and risks may occur. Contact Way of Life Medicine or your healthcare provider promptly if an adverse reaction or condition occurs.
In any event, if an emergency medical condition arises, please seek treatment immediately from a trauma center or call 9-1-1.
By purchasing products from this website you assume all responsibility for their appropriate use and any side effects, expected or unexpected, that may occur. Way of Life Medicine and it's suppliers shall not be held liable for damages due to inadequate medical supervision or inappropriate use of products sold on this website. Statements/products on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.