Herbal medicine continues to view disease as something wrong with the body as a whole. Herbs and medicinal foods are not classified as drugs. Despite an extensive historical tradition of herbal medicine around the world, most Americans maintain a bias against the use of herbal remedies. Medical doctors hesitate to promote the use of herbs and pharmaceutical companies do not manufacture herbs nor do they encourage doctors to recommend them. The traditional American medical approach is to “control” rather than to “be in tune with” one’s inner self. Herbal remedies do not control disease or its symptoms, but instead prepare the body for dealing with disease on the body’s holistic terms which include physiological, biochemical, emotional, and spiritual forces.