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The secrets of Chinese medicine

According to Chinese medicine, the source of all ailments is the imbalance of Chi energy in the body. As the Chinese say, an inappropriate way of life can destroy the harmonious flow of energy to return then that would be extremely difficult. How to live, what to eat, how to cure these and other secrets of Chinese medicine see below.

Chinese healthy menu

To stay healthy, you must follow appropriate diet. According to Chinese folk medicine, the menu should consist of 40% of fruit and vegetables, 40% carbohydrates (grains – barley, rice, bran) and only 20% of energy-rich foods (eggs, fish, meat, sugar, dairy products) as they may cause stomach upset and lead to obesity. Food should be slightly warm, equal temperature of the body. The Chinese tend to avoid uncooked food – even vegetables and fruits are eaten as desserts. It is recommended to observe following rules:

1. You need fruits and vegetables grown on organic farms. This refers to the production without nitrates and fertilizers. It certainly is practically impossible in our conditions. Although if you have a household plot is a good way out;

2. Don’t eat pre-processed foods – canned and semi-finished products. Fresh food to prepare at home. So you serdobolye to know what you eat; Continue reading

About the treatment of mental disorders in Indonesia

Psychiatry in Indonesia rather weak, and the treatment is expensive. So many people with signs of mental disorders are sent to shelters, where they try to survive in inhuman conditions.

Pasung is the Indonesian term that translates as “restriction”. Very often it is used to identify the people contained in captivity, prison, or just in limbo.

Recently, Time magazine published an interview with Photographer Andrea star Reese, which from January 2011 until the end of 2012, lived in Indonesia and Photographed in shelters, schools and hospitals. Many of the patients did not have identified psychiatric disorders and have not been diagnosed. Patients were not observed any physical or mental disorder.

Pasung, banned since 1977, but is still widespread. Put in people who had noticed any symptoms of mental disorders. People resort to pasung when they cannot afford the medicines for treatment. Sometimes, people are sent to these hospitals for the purpose of security and protection of your own home, family or community.

Effective regional programs to help such people are very rare, and besides, are poorly funded. Common obstacles for Indonesians include access to meditsinskimi, treatment costs, and the lack of broad dissemination of basic information. Local and regional Indonesian officials recognize the important role existing private and licensed shelters, although aware of the existence of serious shortcomings. Continue reading

Hypericum perforatum

St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a perennial herb, St. John’s wort family (Hypericaceae). Height to meters. Has a branched rhizome. The stem is two-sided, dense.

The flowers are small, single or numerous bright yellow (Golden), with terpkovatyj, but pleasant smell, are collected in paniculate, corymbose inflorescences. Blooms in June-August. Gives the bees a lot of pollen. The leaves are opposite, dotted with translucent glands. Propagated by seeds. Seeds cylindrical, numerous, winged, small, oval, villous, or cellular. The plant has a bitter taste and balsamic odor.

In the post-Soviet space there are about 50 species. In folk medicine, along with St. John’s wort common St. John’s wort is used tetrahedral (Hypericum quadrangulum), but the healing properties and the external differences between them are insignificant. In Russia it is extended everywhere, except the far North. Grows in mixed and deciduous forests, on rocky slopes, meadows, among shrubs, prefers dry soil, above sea level rises up to 2300 m.

The name of the grass was due to the toxicity to animals, causes rasshirennoi of the pupils, vertigo and General dullness. Particularly susceptible: cattle, horses, sheep. For people slobotkin. Common names – punctured,pierced, blood grass, grass wounds of Jesus, hard hay, healer of wounds, hare blood and kovanica for his ability to paint hands red bloody color. Continue reading

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