Nowadays, when more and more topics are discussed drawbacks and side effects with medical treatment, a large actualization acquire alternative methods of treatment, including physiotherapy.
Literally, from the Greek physical therapy means “Treatment by the nature” (physis — nature and therapy – treatment) or physical treatment.
Physiotherapy is an area of medicine that studies the effects on the human body of various natural factors (such as: water, air, sun, etc.) or artificially produced physical factors. Both natural and artificial factors are aimed at health improvement, maintenance and preservation of human health.
The first historical evidence of use of the natural phenomena known since the primitive society. Even then, actively used sources of mineral waters, sun, and dirt to fight with various diseases.
Physicians Ancient Rome used the fact that some fish are capable of generating electrical current at a low voltage of, for relief of pain and treatment of diseases such as migraine and gout. Continue reading
Cocoa powder is an important constituent of confections. It is used in many products because it can improve the taste of products. In addition, cocoa powder has the useful properties that enable its use in cosmetology and folk medicine.
Cocoa powder was discovered by the Spanish conquistadors in Peru and Mexico. They noticed that the ancient Aztecs ground cocoa pods, and then mixed them with honey, hot spices and cook fragrant, nourishing and healing beverage called “Chocolatl”.
Cocoa beans were considered very valuable and even served as currency. For example, a slave could be bought for 500 beans. The first time chocolate was available only to the Royal family in Mexico, but after some time he came to Europe, where very long had a popularity.
Cocoa powder: the benefits and harms.
The cocoa drink is loved by many children and it is not in vain. Besides pleasant taste, it has many useful properties. Continue reading
Faced with the malaise, people rarely go to the hospital, relying on pharmaceutical and grandmother’s experience. And as the popularity of traditional medicine over the years, not decreasing likar decided to investigate the effectiveness of 10 classic recipes to treat colds, bruises and burns.
Tea raspberry helps with colds
Drinking plenty of fluids for colds one of the main conditions for a speedy recovery. Although science does not have official data on that raspberry jam is able to cure SARS, worse you won’t get. Raspberry contains salicylic acid and has antipyretic properties, because at the temperature of 37.3 37.5°C will be much more appropriate powders and tablets.
Mustard foot bath relieves symptoms of SARS
Alas, to stop the development of viral infections using heat treatments will not work, because the use of baths with mustard in the people greatly exaggerated. If you decide to use this method, immediately after put on warm socks and wrap feet with a blanket, otherwise, a drastic cooling of the body will bring only harm. Continue reading
In the offseason, as usual, many overcome lingering cold. It would seem that the disease has receded long ago but ill-fated cough still persists. What to do? How to get rid of residual manifestations of bronchitis, pleurisy and laryngitis? Fortunately, nature has given us herbs that will help ease breathing.
They provide antitussive properties of decoctions and infusions of Ledum in the treatment of many diseases of the respiratory system (acute bronchitis, bronchial asthma, whooping cough). Suppressing a cough, the funds on the basis of Ledum prevents the development of undesirable changes in the circulatory system, relieve insomnia, headache, than bring significant relief to the patient. Scientists have proved that the funds on the basis of this medicinal plant can be used for years, and they do not cause toxic effects, are well tolerated even when the allergic disposition of the body. This is important for the treatment of patients with bronchial asthma. And rosemary extract lowers blood pressure and has a diuretic effect.
See also: Treatment of colds folk remedies. Continue reading
Beginning of medicine
Physicians of Ancient Egypt were in the environment of Egyptian paganism, based on the cult of animals (totems). Each Egyptian nome (city-state) had its sacred animal or bird: a rabbit, a lion, a bull, a RAM, a Falcon, an IBIS, etc.
The main gods of healing was considered the God of wisdom and The goddess of motherhood and fertility, ISIS.
The ancient Egyptians thought the afterlife a continuation of the earth, and that these views led to the desire to preserve the dead body from corruption to embalm him. Practice of embalming the Egyptians were apparently the first source of knowledge about the structure of the human body. Embalming required the use of various chemicals, which indirectly contributed to the formation of ideas about the nature of chemical reactions. Moreover, it is assumed that the name “chemistry” comes from the ancient name of Egypt is “Kemet”.
The Egyptians knew of major organs: heart, blood vessels, bones, intestines, muscles, etc. to Them belongs the first description of the brain. In E. Smith papyrus, the brain moves in the open wound of the skull is compared to “a boiling copper”. Egyptian doctors associated brain damage with impaired function of other body parts. They were aware of motor paralytically when wound to the head. Continue reading