Sources for studying medicine of the ancient Egyptians are the archaeological materials (human remains and animals, a large number of mummies), the written landmarks, papyrus, architectural landmarks, with its many inscriptions on them.
Among the papyri with medical information is the most important Ebers papyrus found in the ruins of Thebes in 1873. This is a roll 20 m long, 30 cm wide, the third of its purely medical content. In the papyrus Ebers, as in all others, there is no authors ‘ names, contents served as a revelation of higher forces.
About the skillful application of methods of research of patients gives an idea a typical Entry: “If you’re observing the patient, who suffers, suffers constipation, you think he is: he feels well, he eats, his stomach expands, the heart gets tired when walking, as the person who is sick with inflammation of the anus. Offer the patient to lie down and experiences it. If you find that his body is hot, and the belly is hard, tell him you have a disease of the liver, make him a laxative. After this work, you will find that the right side of the abdomen is hot and the left cold, tell the patient: your illness is in the way of curing. Visit the patient again. If you find all his body cold, tell me this: your liver is separated and purified, medicines come to you”. Continue reading
Traditional medicine is one of the oldest methods of treatment. It is part of alternative medicine. What is the difference between traditional medicine from non-traditional? From the moment I became interested in the theme of “traditional medicine”, that was the first question which wanted to understand, because some say that it is one and the same, others argue that these are two different things.
I read a lot of literature, leafing through reference books on folk medicine, reached their conclusion. Still, it is a bit of a different direction in medicine, for example about alternative medicine you can not say “grandma’s recipe”, as it is more complex and broad area. But, everything in order!
Let us consider the detailed descriptions of these methods.
What is alternative medicine
A generic name of methods that claim to cures or prevention of disease. But scientifically not proven the effectiveness and safety of such methods. It approaches to the prevention and treatment of various diseases on the specific tactics that, in contrast to generally accepted medical practice, are based not so much on the study of the causes and mechanisms of disease, but rather on assessment of its manifestations. Continue reading
Medical care is provided by state and private medical institutions, under the overall guidance of the Ministry of health. In 1995 there were about 7 thousands of inpatient hospitals and outpatient clinics, 20 health posts thousands of full profile.
There is also a network of mobile medical centers. In addition, 250 thousand points combine the functions of medical aid and consultation centre of the national programme of family planning. There is a shortage of nurses (the total number of doctors is about 30 thousand, 100% of them practicing in the major cities).
Trained physicians are 24 medical University (the annual output is over 1 thousand people). Persist sharp differences in the level of medical care, in particular, between the medicine of the island of Java and other regions, between urban and rural areas, social layers and groups, religious communities.
There have been occasional outbreaks of epidemics of cholera, diphtheria, various types of fever, elephantiasis disease, whooping cough. More than 25 million children are controlled by the special health programme that has contributed to the dramatic reduction in child mortality. Continue reading