Traditional Chinese medicine is in some aspects similar to the European one, but there are radical differences. Analog of pharmaceuticals in the European sense of Chinese medicine is a herbal medicine – natural (natural) drugs of animal and plant lineages.
Surgery, in a sense, replaces therapeutic massage (although it usually has a therapeutic effect).
The most significant difference between traditional Chinese medicine from a Western analogy is the frequent use of acupuncture, in relation to the points of the “motion of life energy”. Sometimes, Chinese medicine is perceived as a separate activity – acupuncture and acupuncture. The truth is, similar treatment of European medicine did not know until the direction of reflexology.
From all these parts of traditional medicine of China, the least mistrust, on the part of the West, exposed section of phytotherapy. It is likely that this is due to the mechanism of action of herbal medicines, more understandable, as natural products were used in Europe much earlier synthetic medicines.
Traditional Chinese and other alternative medicine
Sometimes the concepts of “traditional” and “popular” when it comes to medicine confused. Most importantly their razlichie that the second has any written sources (descriptions, instructions, recipes, treatises, collections), and folk medicine lives in the oral tradition of knowledge. Written sources convey the methods and formulations to more accurately and fully. Continue reading
“It would seem that the peak of popularity of all kinds of healers-healers, able to solve any alleged problem of the patient with an unpredictable diagnosis, long gone. And in the past left a mass psychosis believing in the supernatural powers of anyone. But no. Field-Union water recharge (batteries and belts), as well as interrupts the effects of hypnosis on TV unwanted pregnancy (or the formation of malignant tumors) again generously seeded in our country and, moreover, in St. Petersburg. Reaping a considerable shoots as in rubles, and in the form of truly sincere gratitude healthy or even just believed in the possibility of a cure from their ailments.
You ask who (what) actually? The answer is simple – on practitioners in our city is not the first year the Dr Konovalov and his so-called clinic. “Dr. Sergei Sergeevich Konovalov and his Humanitarian and rehabilitation center is a miracle, worthy of crowning leaving the twentieth century”. This fragment of the order date annotation on one of the books healer offered today in bookstores. But similarly pompous phrase about another work of Konovalov: “the Most famous healer of St. Petersburg Dr. Konovalov knows how to restore people’s health, how to save humanity from disease. The book contains the Energy booklet. He already pomognem. Now he will help you, even if the Clinic Doctor is thousands of miles” (spelling and punctuation preserved. – Approx. ed.). Feel, what is it? Buy a book where ever you are, and take care of yourself. In the distance. From any disease. Familiar? Continue reading
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