In Chile, according to different data there are from two to ten thousand traditional healers. These are so different because the official registration they don’t. Among healers there are both men and women. For example, it is logical that only women are midwives. Most experts in the field of aromatherapy are also representatives of women, but among the chiropractors and the chiropractors are male dominated. Folk healers often gather in groups – for the same reasons, why do healers in other Latin American countries, including Bolivia and Ecuador. Also in Chile there is a national Institute, which is developing a traditional medicine called the Division of traditional medicine and other alternative medical practices (Unidad de Medicina Tradicional y Otras Prácticas Médicas Alternativas). The study of traditional medicine in Chile are pharmacists, experts in the field of plant biochemistry and anthropologists. Research is supported by various grants and institutions such as the University of Chile, Catholic University of Chile, University of Santiago, the above-mentioned Division of traditional medicine and other alternative medical practices and other. Support is provided by other countries – for example, Sweden. Continue reading
The principles of traditional Chinese medicine largely coincide with my personal worldview of health, its value, perception of human — not as a mechanistic set of organs and tissues of a single organism, which is necessary to affect in General, in order to achieve health.
Traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient system of philosophical Outlook on human life, its relationship with nature and the environment. People in TCM is perceived in the totality of relations of the mind, body and emotions. The ancient Asians would prefer to anticipate the disease, and at the slightest signs of beginning to recognize her, than, in an advanced stage long and tedious to treat.
Not to say that Eastern people — poets in the most common sense of the word, but how great it is said:
“Decoctions (teas ) — is the smile of medicinal plants, pills (a traditional Chinese medicine in the form of large balls for the reception inside) is a view of plants and Tibetan herbal is the soul of plants.” Continue reading
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease associated with accelerated cell division of the skin. Psoriasis suffer 2-3% of the world population.
In traditional Chinese medicine, the disease psoriasis is called silvery scales. To treat it apply only naturopathic treatment, such as therapy of acupuncture points (needles, moxibustion sagebrush cigars, cupping), massage.
Features of diagnostics
In traditional Chinese medicine instead of Western people diagnoses there are so-called syndromes, to determine the treatment strategy. Their shaped resemble names from the works of ancient Chinese poets and philosophers.
In order to understand the Chinese view of doctor patient, it is necessary to abandon the usual picture of the disease — diagnosis — treatment. The same pathology may from the point of view of Chinese medicine can be caused by different syndromes and therefore require different treatment strategies. Continue reading