Physiotherapy ( gr. Physis — nature; terapeia therapy) is an area of medicine, studying effects on the human body natural or artificially produced physical factors and use them for the purpose of preservation, restoration and health promotion.
Modern physical therapy has immense variety in its physical nature, physiological action and therapeutic applications.
Depending on the types and forms of energy used, there is a huge Arsenal of therapeutic physical factors and their corresponding methods: treatment by a constant electric current (iontophoresis, galvanization), pulse currents (electrosleep, TES-therapy, diadynamic therapy, amplipulse therapy, electrical stimulation, etc.), electric and magnetic fields (UHF, inductothermy, etc.), light therapy (infrared therapy, ultraviolet radiation, laser therapy, etc.), treatment with mechanical vibrations (ultrasound therapy and phonophoresis of medicinal, etc.), etc.
The main areas of physical medicine are curative, rehabilitative and preventive. Therapeutic physical factors are used mainly in subacute and chronic course of disease, and to a lesser extent in the acute stage of diseases of therapeutic and surgical profile. Today it is difficult to find a disease in which fizioterapevticheskie might not be applicable for the benefit of patients. Physiotherapy is also used extensively at all stages of rehabilitation. In patients with neurological and orthopedic surgery physical therapy is generally considered the primary means of medical rehabilitation. Fiziologicheskogo goal areas – health improvement and prevention of human diseases through the use of physiotherapeutic factors. Continue reading
World of plants – the greatest miracle of nature, the realm of beauty and healing our wealth. In the structure of the biosphere the entire animal world can be considered as the consuming organs, and vegetable – as energostrategia producing. Thus, the role of plants in human life is difficult to overestimate. In General it is a powerful component of physical and mental health of humans and animals. It is known that since ancient times plants were used as therapeutic and prophylactic agents. For thousands of years in every region of the selected plants for these purposes, created a healing and preventive recipes (India, Tibet, China, Mongolia).
The interest in medicinal plants and preparations from them is determined by the entire lifestyle of humanity. The harmful effects of chemicals found in the environment, synthetic drugs, to which man is not adapted evolutionary, chemical food additives lead to allergic diseases.
In connection with the above, it is highly relevant to the issues of resource discovery and extraction of these drugs, possessing tonic, adaptive, antioxidant and other activities. They are necessary for rehabilitation, prevention, protection from stress, for correction of some physiological functions in Oncology, geriatrie etc. As shown by experimental studies, many of medicinal plants used in folk medicine for allergic conditions, have a pronounced antihistamine activity, such as the common cowberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) . Essential oils and terpenoid fractions of wild rosemary (Ledum palustre) in acute inflammatory conditions hinder the development of vascular abnormalities and associated exudative phenomena. Continue reading
Rhubarb is a perennial, quite voluminous herbaceous plant of the family Polygonaceae. In appearance the plant is similar to burdock, and the taste of sour Apple. It is unpretentious, accustomed in absolutely any ground conditions. In addition, it does not take much space in Your garden or summer cottage, but will bring You many benefits. The stalks of rhubarb need to be watered at least once in ten days. You should also know that the plant was poorly stored, so try to use it as soon as possible. In addition, it is not recommended to store raw materials in iron and copper containers.
Maturation of rhubarb is in early spring, exactly the time when the human body needs vitamins. And then the plant will be more than ever.
Harvesting of medicinal raw materials
In folk medicine used mainly the root of the plant. Do not use too young roots, wait a couple of years. More useful will be the plant that is not less than four years. Procure raw materials recommended in late summer, early autumn period. It is not advisable to apply for therapeutic purposes, the roots were collected in November or even later. The later You decide to collect the roots of plants, the greater the likelihood that it already does not have great medicinal properties. Continue reading