“Uh-uh, my friend, but you have a neurosis! Take you a cold shower and an hour ride on horseback – as a hand lift!”. Fun recipe, right? Especially about horses. But this is very real advice of highly respected physicians. And what is most interesting, indeed, as arm lift.
Treated at the stables
Even the name of this “cure” is invented – hippotherapy – therapy with horses. It is strongly recommended that, among other things, disorders of the musculoskeletal system, arteriosclerosis, polio, chronic gastro-intestinal diseases, prostatitis, scoliosis and even mental retardation.
Yes, fools from horses grow wiser, but show me a tablet that have the same effect? This is not? So-and-so!
Of course, come the objections: it is one thing, saying, be purchased at your local pharmacy the suitcase of drugs from the listed diseases (except, again, the last one), and quite another to be dragged God knows where in the stables (and where is it stable, try to find) and pay a lot of money for their own shame (to put it mildly, we have lost over the last century the riding skills). The habit to beat yourself an hour all the tender places, but still, it’s possible to earn there, in the stable or the paddock, traumatic brain injury.
From the sounds of “meow!”
Okay,let’s assume that the horse is too strong alternative to the bag of drugs. But let’s still not going to rush to pharmacists. Look on the sides. See, the cat purrs in the sun? He hurt a paw, licking and purring. I think he hums it to yourself to have fun? Nothing of the sort! Continue reading
The medical profession is one of the three oldest. And if the representatives of the first oldest profession the society always paid in specie, our ancestor had to endure a lot. From the friendly slap on the hairy shoulder, when he successfully pulled out a splinter of hairy shoulder, or a generous reward from those who are richer, to exile from the tribe, and then the stone on the neck and the deep pit of the dungeon, the scaffold, or the hot fire, when the patient or his relatives remained unsatisfied.
For Millennium the history of doctor caused and causes to different feelings of fellow citizens and, what is especially dangerous, “the great” of this world. The mixed feelings felt by the citizens to medicine, reflected in the medieval definition of medical triftontes (three-faced). The townsfolk believed that “…the doctor has three faces: a decent man in everyday life, an angel at the bedside and the devil, when he requested the fee”. Oh, how I only liked man in the street loves to pay, the more the doctors! Therefore, the physicians have adapted. Is not this cynical “Exide dum dolor est”? So. Any action always begets reaction.
Whatever it was, but where it comes to health and life, there and control. Therefore, the control of the society for medical activity has always existed, at all stages of evolution, when all socio-economic formations, except maybe the humanoid pervobytnye. Continue reading
Chinese medicine there is a much longer than traditional Western. This fact is confirmed not only transferable oral legends and tales, but extant ancient Chinese medical texts and treatises.
The oldest medical treatise is the “Treatise on the internal” (nei-Jing), which contains experience of Chinese medical practice. It codified knowledge on herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion. It is worth to note that it exists for over 2000 years, and Hippocrates (the founder of Western medicine) appeared a few centuries later.
Traditional Chinese medicine was virtually unknown in the West until recently. The pioneers in this area were Jesuit missionaries who were in China only in the 17th century, Western culture became acquainted with traditional Chinese medicine. In subsequent centuries political and cultural ties between East and West intensified and became more frequent, and the opportunity to further explore aspects of Chinese culture, including traditional medicine and pharmacology.
Even nowadays, when there are multiple translations of the Chinese with annotations, treatises into European languages, the circle of specialists who could make serious and reliable research in sravneniya systems of different cultures, is limited to those few who are able to read original ancient Chinese texts. Continue reading