Pineapple: medicinal properties, application and recipes
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Healing – definition
Healing is the process of partial or full recovery of individuals in accordance with its natural norms through the regulation of energy metabolism. Man is self-healing. And one of the…

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Medicine of the pharaohs

Knowledge of the human body, internal organs and their functions came to Egypt very early, together with the practice of mummification. Judging by the data, Egyptian doctors were well aware of the ways and first set the function of the heart, which was perceived as the life centre, pumping blood through the 22 major vessels of the body, turning into more branched vessels. “The beginning of the mysteries of the doctor, – said in the text of the famous “papyrus Ebers” (XV century BC Leipzig), knowledge of stroke of the heart, which vessels to all members, for every doctor, every priest of the goddess Sekhmet, every caster, touching the head, neck, arms, hands, legs, everywhere touches the heart: he sent vessels to every member…” in Addition to these vessels, an Egyptian doctor wrote to their counterparts in another body – invisible Ka – “double” of man associated with magic rituals.

Mummification gave rise in Egypt strong surgery. In the “Surgical papyrus of Edwin Smith”, dated XVI century BC, describes 48 types of injuries and their treatment: refers to the technique of the correct reposition of bone fractures, lecaniinae and bruises, haematomas. The author of the text was a practicing physician, most likely related to some major construction.

“Surgeon’s table”. The relief on the temple wall of Harura and Sobek in Kom Ombo. II century BC

From economic documents it is known that, for example, the construction of the great pyramids of Giza, where the injury was understandably very high, fifteen hundred builders had one doctor. His art was obviously far from all the intricacies owned by court doctors, however, and this fact medical Continue reading

Five allowed, which treat human disease

Some animals are beneficial to people’s health and can even cure certain diseases, writes headinsider. Scientists believe that animals can provide medicine with new opportunities and methods of treatment of various diseases, including diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and dementia.

Thanks to the International organization for therapy animals, which actively practices and promotes the treatment of animals around the world, it became known that cats can contribute to the treatment:

neurosis, mental disorder, depression

cardiovascular diseases (after 20 minutes in the company of cats is aligned to the heartbeat and stabilizes blood pressure);

pathology of the respiratory system, including asthma; diseases of the digestive system; functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system; diseases of the joints; alcoholism, drug addiction; disorders of the endocrine system; fractures, injuries; diseases of the reproductive system.

Dogs suggest an active lifestyle — at least, they will have to walk, and maybe run with them for a few miles. Thus, our body gets several positive effects: maintaining weight, regular walks in the fresh air, the lack of depression, prevention of heart disease.

Specially trained dogs help people with many problems: guide dogs are indispensable helpers for the blind and dogs assistants can prevent epileptic seizures, allowing the ward to take the necessary steps to protect yourself. Dogs can smell cancer and can detect it at an early stage. In addition, saliva from dogs has antibacterial properties thanks to the contained the lysozyme — wound-healing substance. Continue reading

Thai folk medicine

Traditional medicine in Thailand is based on phytotherapy (herbs), but not only. Any plant affects the body in different ways. The recipes depend on the energy balance of the patient and his disease, because people with the same diagnoses doctors may receive different treatment.

Besides drugs, you can use the services – acupuncture, Thai massage, diet therapy, meditation. Herbal medicines are widely used for compresses, steam inhalation, at the time of adoption of the baths and saunas. Proved to be excellent in treating all kinds of diseases: body lotions, balms for joints, massage the pouches of herbs, bitters for cleansing vessels. Traditional medicines can be found in the pharmacies of the country .

Recipes folk remedies stored and transmitted dedicated.It is, as a rule, the descendants of Thai healers or monks living in temples deep in the mountains. In these places people are coming from all corners of Thailand and beyond. They do not advertise and find out about them only to locals.

Sometimes folk remedies look very unusual for foreigners. Dried snake, snake tincture of viscera, the infusion of special species of scolopender centipede. Tincture of scolopendra is added to the micro – doses in other funds. Helps to improve digestion, treat tumors. Warm oil rubbing nastoikas with this terrible insect — helps with pain in joints and muscles, and colds and coughs, and headaches (massage a little oil to certain points on the head).

Collection of herbs with the addition of tincture of black Scorpions — increases male strength, normalizes blood pressure and relieves muscle spasms.

Now, many traditional medicines are studied in large Medical institutions of Thailand. Some medications that can be bought at Thai pharmacies — based on the recipes of folk medicine.

Important point — the treatment of drug addiction and alcoholism in a Thai monastery. Continue reading