The history of the concepts “traditional” and “folk” medicine
Traditional medicine – the concept is quite broad and historically more ancient. It includes a set of tools and techniques of folk healing, developed as a result of empirical experience throughout the history of mankind from the dawn of man (2 million years ago) till our days.
At the dawn of mankind, in primitive times, healing was the collective activity of all the congregation – truly a people’s medicine .
Folk medicine – age of man on Earth. Wrote L. Morgan, E. Taylor, R. S. Solecki, V. P. Alekseev and many other researchers of prehistoric culture. Moreover, traditional medicine is a universal phenomenon; it existed in all periods of human history, all peoples of the world. Her experience is multiplied thousands of years, passed down from generation to generation, were kept in a circle of initiates, evolved some and destroyed others. It is not down to us all sing glory and power, – much has been lost, destroyed, forgotten on the thorny path of history, because the evaluation of traditional medicine for centuries has been mixed: from admiration to oblivion. Continue reading
The top 19. The most unusual alternative therapies
1. Treatment in cryochamber
About cryogenic freezing heard if not everything, very many. This is a procedure in which the body of the patient, the patient with an incurable disease, is immersed in liquid nitrogen. Frozen man, on theory, will be until you find a cure for his ailments. What if the living, defenseless person be subjected to shock freeze for a few minutes? Just to -85 degrees Celsius?
Proponents of cryotherapy, chattering teeth, claim that a 3 minute stay of a body in this cold plunges the body into a positive shock. Thus there is a release of pain hormones and activates the immune response and even added strength for sports.
“Do you think that urine is a waste? No, silly, it’s food and a panacea for any disease” — assure us, foaming at the mouth, all the followers of this method. Continue reading
Quince: the benefits and harms. Recipes of traditional medicine
Useful properties of quince, contraindications to its use
Use the quince was known to the ancient Greeks. In other cultures the fruit is also used extensively. Tart, fragrant, it was attributed with miraculous properties. Quince is widely used in wedding ceremonies, gave favorite. The fruit with the unusual taste were considered a symbol of passion and true feelings. Surely, there is something in the composition svitovogo Apple allowing so to treat him. People from different countries and eras this was seen.
The tartness of the tsaregradsky bearance due to the high content of tannins. Fruits few people eat fresh. Prefer to cook different desserts: jams, jellies, marmalade. Utility after cooking has not diminished. Fresh quince is part of many popular recipes.
Quince: the benefits and harms
In kvitova the Apple contains rich vitamin and mineral complex. One piece of fruit a day provides your body with vitamins A and C, iron, acids. In the fruit of a lot of sugars and dietary fibers, which is beneficial to the metabolism. Continue reading