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.
On the North of the capital in the province of Saraburi is located the temple of Wat Tham Krabok (Wat Thamkrabok). In the people it name “heroin temple.” There come people from different countries treated for alcohol or drug dependence. Through this Church passed a huge number of drug addicts and alcoholics, and even some Hollywood stars. The temple was founded over a hundred years ago a group of monks. These monks have chosen for themselves the path of prayer and meditation and retired from the bustle of the big city to the mountains.
In 30-ies of the last century the monastery gained fame where cure from opium addiction. In the basement of the monastery, the monks brew a healing potion from herbs, roots, and bark of trees. It consists of more than 160 species of plants. The recipe and method of preparation — remains a mystery. Even the place where a miracle cure is brewed, kept in great secret. The secret of making is transmitted only to the elite.
Come there voluntarily and only once. Nobody will accept. Many people who have healed themselves become monks. Treatment at the temple brings amazing results and most people really leave the addiction forever. According to rough estimates, more than eighty percent cured and return to normal life. “Broken” — only about 12 percent.
In many pharmacies on the jars with Thai means pasted leaflets with the description of the drug on Russian language. The Russians medicines Thai traditional medicine like, appreciate and buy, sometimes in huge quantities. But the human body is very slim and so to the end and not studied the system. Therefore, do not expect all Thai drugs magical effect, and be better to consult a doctor.