Ancient Healing Saving Lives In Modern Times

 

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Some people are hooked on healing brought by ancient practice such as jade rollers, meditation, yoga, and even astrology.  They like going back to trying old methods of healing despite all the modern technology science brings.  They are seeking wisdom in wanting to connect with nature and finding the essence of their humanity.

 

Even our scientists of today continue working to discover how they can combine modern technology with the ancient practice for the advancement of the medical field.  That then led to the creation of a new branch of science, ethnopharmacology, which focuses on the study of traditional medicine.

 

In 2015, the Nobel Prize was awarded for discovering a medicine from ancient herbal recipes.

 

Dr. Tu Youyou, along with other Chinese scientists, discovered the anti-malarial artemisinin from wormwood.   This drug has saved millions of lives around the world for 40 years.

 

Opium morphine, codeine, and heroin all come from the opium poppy plant.  Such drugs are all used as narcotics.

 

Quinine drugs are used to cure malaria and babesiosis is derived from the cinchona tree.

 

Digoxin is found in every part of the plant foxglove – the leaves, flowers, nectar, sap, and seeds.

 

Aside from the drugs mentioned above that are extracted from plants, there are more that have been used since the ancient times that are widely used and have been very helpful in saving lives in our modern times.

 

Milkweed (also knowns as petty spurge), is used for the treatment of warts as described by an ancient herbalist and botanist, Nicolas Culpeper.  Though it can cure warts, it can also cause irritation if you are not knowledgeable on how to use it.

 

Subsequently, in 1997, Dr. Alyward found an active component, ingenol mebutate, that he discovered was toxic to quickly duplicating human tissue.  Moreover, most recently, clinical trials derived gel from milkweed sap that is said to be effective in preventing lesions from developing into skin cancer.

 

Leeches were popularly used and considered as a more improved method of bloodletting which has become a big business in 1830 in Europe.  They were also used to treat many ailments.   However, due to advances in rational science, the use of leeches as a method of bloodletting was set aside.  Then with the recent modernization in the field of surgery, leeches are now back in the laboratory.  Some hospitals like University College London Hospitals use leeches in draining excess blood post microsurgery.  This method helps promote natural healing.

 

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Leeches can also be used for the postoperative care of skin grafts.  It generates the protein that prevents blood clotting and provides time for the small veins to knit themselves back together.

 

A farm located in Wales supplies tens of thousands of medicinal leeches to different hospitals all over the world, making Wales the center for leech therapy.

 

The Willow tree bark was used during Ancient Egypt and also by Hippocrates to relieve pain.  However, it was in 1915 when Bayer, a giant pharmaceutical company, began selling it as over-the-counter aspirin, and used not only as a painkiller but also to reduce the risk of strokes and help prevent cancer.

 

Snowdrops are where galantamine is extracted from.  Galantamine is a supplement, and the only remedy found yet that can aid dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  The drug was first separated from snowdrop in the early 1950s by a Bulgarian pharmacologist and was officially approved for use as a drug in Bulgaria in 1958.

 

 

Ancient healing with the use of medicinal plants may have saved many lives in our modern times, but using it to self-medicate is not safe.  It cannot work just by simply extracting the active ingredients from these plants.  It can save lives when used appropriately but can also pose harm if not handled correctly by experts because it can also be poisonous.

Healing The Tibetan Medicine Way

 

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Tibetan medicine offers one of the most compassionate, emphatic and yet effective types of medicine there is. Tibetan medicine dates back from the oldest known human civilization. The practice uses all of the senses in the body especially intuition, to fight for degrees of imbalances in the mind and body.  When done correctly, this prevents ill-being.

 

Healing Of Ancient Wisdom

The healing adopts integrative healthcare that promotes wellness, especially, the mind of the ill person. This tradition believes that the causes of illness are the negative energies in the body such as ego, ignorance, anger, and delusion which then gives rise to mental poisons.

 

Tibetan practitioners constitute holistic healthcare to the body and provide diagnostic procedures with love, compassion, and peace. Tibetan practitioners are well known for treating disorders with altruism, patience, and ethics. It is to give way to more understanding of the body, mind, and their connection to the environment.

 

Cure From Nature

Tibetan doctors are taught that there is nothing in the world that cannot be used in some form of medicine.  Their traditional knowledge includes turning a vast number of minerals and plants into medicinal compounds. Tibetan culture derives its cure from different metals, shells, herbs and animal parts. Tibetan doctors believe that the plant kingdom is the counterpart for anything that causes discord in our body.

 

Tibetan medicine brings noncomplex, natural and practical solutions for modern health, solutions such as disciplined diet and intake of pure mineral medicines. Also, Tibetan herbalists, in general, were the first ones to introduce to the world the healing wonders of garlic.

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Tibetan doctors used three main techniques for their natural healing.

Observation as the first primary rule in locating what specific part of the body is affected by an infection.

Pulse reading or touches to reflect diseases to the physician. As for Tibetan practice, it takes decades to master pulse reading fully.

Lastly, questioning/interrogating, the most informative of the techniques. The individuals answer questions on how their illness began, the location of the disease and symptoms of the illness. Excellent communication between the patient and the doctor is very essential. The doctor must be aware of the diet, well-being, and lifestyle of the patient.

 

The medicine or extracted herbs of Tibetan practice rely on its medical powers solely in ritual, mantras, and prayers. Healing procedure occurs all at the same time while taking medicinal herbs.  Blessed pills and water are used extensively in the process of healing. Blowing mixtures of herbs is a conventional method of the Tibetan to relieve pain and to promote regeneration of the affected part of the body.

This type of traditional healing is practiced by hospitals around the world, with China and India becoming the training ground for doctors aspiring to have full knowledge of philosophy. This practice brings back modern medicine to the lost memories of the time when people still had different contact with nature and animals.

 

Tibetan medicine and principles bring another way to treat diseases, primarily complex and chronic illnesses.  It should always be one of your choices to do traditional medicine rather than focus solely on what your modern doctor prescribes you.

Ayurveda: The Power Of Body And Mind

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Researchers have traced Ayurveda back to the old Indian civilization that was believed to be a thousand-year-old system of herbal and natural healing.  The origin of the word “Ayurveda” is known to be a part of the Sanskrit language, “Ayur” which means life and “Veda” for knowledge or science.  In short, it is ancient wisdom described to help folks become vibrant and healthy as they come to the understanding of their full potential as human beings.

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Benefits Of Using Sound Therapy According To Therapists

What is healing through sound or sound therapy? Can sound really be a form of therapy? What are the principles of sound therapy? A sound that is pleasing to hear can be relaxing – perhaps it can be therapy.

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Sound Therapy: Music And Moods

Based on experience, music does have an enormous impact on our moods and it does toughen up our mental resilience. In relation to facts, for many years, music is put to use as a technique to fight the frailty of the human body and mind. In such studies, music has been widely known to be part of medical alternatives today in our current generation.

In this article, I will show you the different therapeutic benefits of music and why there are therapists who use Sound Therapy to treat their patients.

Understanding Music Through Sound Therapy

Music as an alternative to medicine may leave you full of awe. Studies proved the legitimacy of sound therapy.   Researchers found out that sound therapy is dated way back to the time when the great philosophers lived, Plato and Aristotle. And they both claimed that music affected the soul and emotion. Practitioners of music therapy are also traced back to Native Americans, who used dance and music and claimed medical prowess, and helped cure medical conditions.

 

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Sound Therapy As A Therapeutic Intervention

Sound therapy is a unique therapeutic intervention that integrates the use of specially tuned instruments to create vibrations that directly influence the nervous system at a cellular level. It was believed that the cellular level of the body operates in vibrations. When a person is feeling sick, the cellular level of the body abnormally rises that it causing a reaction to the body and mind.  It sends signals to your body telling you that you are sick.

Sound therapy capitalizes in that science wherein the frequency of the instruments helps fine-tune the instruments of the human body.

What Are The Musical Instruments Used in Sound Therapy?

A sound therapist uses several types of musical instruments such as drums, gongs, and chimes. He plays these instruments in a rhythm of sounds that offers simultaneous ways to stimulate the brain and rebalance the human body into functioning well and fighting the cells that cause the medical condition.  The musical tone of sound therapy soothes the senses and leaves your body in a state of relaxation wherein the body begins to heal and regenerate.

Sound Therapy Uses Specific Instrument For Specific Health Issue

Sound therapy practitioners have different instruments for different conditions and the intention of treatment for different people. Bowls are placed and played in a specific way on the body if the person is suffering from muscle tension.  A gong may be used for chronic pain due to a medical condition. Therapists also combine instruments wherein the sound reaches the mind to enter an altered state of consciousness similar to meditation.

 

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Nowadays, with the many studies done, people have become open to the idea that there are illnesses that are related to stress. Treatments like sound therapy that focuses on relaxation techniques can efficiently help reduce, prevent and treat these illnesses.

Music is our universal language. It is recommended by therapists.

The ever fast-growing medical economy offers a lot of prescribed medicines wherein sometimes you begin to ask questions if it is good for your body because of the chemicals in it.  Luckily for us, there are alternative therapeutic ways that can help us fight medical conditions more naturally, and some therapists have considered the use of Sound Therapy.

Herbalism–The-Psychiatrist-Choosing-Natures-Cure 

Herbalism, also known as herbology, herbal medicine, or phytology, is the study and use of plants and food for medicinal purposes. It is the oldest therapeutic practice done by people to cure a wide range of medical conditions since the beginning of time.  

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