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
The history of Chinese medicine, based on documentary data, has 4,000 years history, but in fact it originated much earlier.
Traditional Chinese medicine, Wushu, acupuncture, systematic knowledge and discernment of the many symptoms of hundreds of diseases, the use for medicinal purposes of snake venom and the secretions of lizards has become a real discovery for the civilized world. Its rich heritage still not fully utilized and unexplored – but the undoubted high efficiency and accuracy. Our time has come more than 8 thousand treatises on medicine. The oldest of them, “Huang di nazzi” (medical encyclopedia Huang di), was written by several generations of nameless authors in the years 475-221 BC, in the form of dialogues mythical physician Qi Bo by ancient Chinese ancestor, the Yellow Emperor Huang di. The treatise consists of 18 volumes, over 140 thousand characters.
We are talking about the Emperor Huang di, who ruled in the basin of the yellow river in the XXVI century BC, 2592 BC so this figure is quite real. The arrival of Huang di and his assistants has resulted in the “great glow of lightning, girded JI star in the constellation of the Dipper (URSA major)
Huang di and his team taught people how to make boats, harnesses for oxen, digging wells, manufacturing musical instruments, to build defensive walls, to be treated by acupuncture, keep a calendar. Continue reading
Goat milk is a wonderful drink, it is so full of nutrients that it can be called the elixir of life. However, not everyone likes it a little tart taste, and many people have doubts regarding the security of its use.
The benefits of goat milk
Goat milk is healthier than all other types of this product – it is easily absorbed and does not cause stomach upset, and due to the fact that there is practically no alpha-1s-casein, it is believed that it is hypoallergenic. In addition, it contains several times more beta-casein than cow, which in composition makes it closer to breast milk.
However, doctors do not recommend to completely replace the goat’s milk breastfeeding. this is due to high fat content of this product and the fact that it doesn’t contain the enzyme lipase, which digests fats. Therefore, for children under one year is best to combine goat’s milk with breast or other types of baby food .
Goat milk contains large amounts of cobalt, which is a part of vitamin B12, which controls and normalizes the metabolic processes and is also involved in hematopoiesis. Due to this, the use of goat milk helps to improve digestion,strengthens the immune system and protects against diseases such as anemia.
Generally, goat milk is rich in many vitamins: A, B (1, 2, 3, 6, 9 and, as has been said – 12), C, D, E, H, PP. Accordingly, those who drink it on a regular basis, get the required dose of a vitamin complex, which in turn favorably affects the entire body and relieves beriberi. Continue reading