Non-traditional (folk) medicine is a force of nature, and the treatment with the natural resources. It is believed that this method has positive effects on the body. Man is a natural being, so the folk remedies of treatment such as herbal medicine are considered to be useful for a particular disease. However, like any medicine innovative ways of treatment have their advantages and disadvantages. As they say, everything is good in moderation and under certain circumstances.
Herbal medicine, though has long been used for medicinal purposes, its effects on the body, the benefits and harms do not have absolute proof. On the other hand many modern medicines were derived from herbal ingredients. For example, all known aspirin was developed from the bark of the white willow tree. Herbalists know this plant helps to relieve toothache and headache. Many drugs that reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood and help heart pain, were made on the basis of natural wild herbs.
The advantages of alternative medicine
As for the benefits of alternative medicine, the following can be noted:
The naturalness of the raw material has a gentle effect on the body. This is kind of using natural forces to restore health. Continue reading
Traditional Chinese medicine sees the person as the layout of the Universe – the universal self-adjusting mechanism.
China is one of the most ancient civilizations of the world, it is more than 6 thousand years. For hundreds of years China evolved in isolation, so and traditional Chinese medicine in many ways unique, she sees the person as the layout of the Universe – the universal self-adjusting mechanism.
A specialist in traditional Chinese medicine in China this is the official profession. But it should be noted that traditional medicine can only deal with a person who has received graduate medical education. What can modern people make use of the accumulated ancient knowledge?
Acupuncture – reflexology, acupuncture
Earth, metal, fire, water and wood – 5 elements, according to the ancient Chinese, from which is woven the universe and the human body. They are all intertwined and each element is associated with a specific human organ. Five-pointed star refers to the connection of all elements. And this is consistent with the concepts and modern medicine, so neither can any organ in the human body to exist in itself, independently of the other. Continue reading
The technique of acupressure is based on ancient Chinese theories about energy that permeates the human body along specific channels, called meridians. This technique is a massage of biologically active points. Acupressure allows you to adjust the vital energy flow and promotes healing of the whole organism. The combination of acupressure with other agents is called shiatsu.
The philosophy of acupressure and shiatsu
Adherents of nontraditional Chinese medicine believe that the physical state of the body affects the strength of the energy flow – qi the vital energy that runs up and down along the meridians, from head to toe. If the stream is moving erratically or is blocked, it leads to the development of various ailments. One of the ways of regulation of qi flow is massage certain points of the body where the meridians are located directly under the skin. Through various pressure to enhance the flow or dissipate, depending on what disease you need to cure it.
In China, acupressure is used for thousands of years, along with acupressure doctors also use the method of acupuncture – acupuncture. In the VI century method of Buddhist monks took over the people of Japan, and at the beginning of last century the Japanese developed a new method of treatment – shiatsu in addition to massage active tokenprimary pressure with the palms and stretching the muscles. Continue reading