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
Cancer treatment in China is becoming increasingly popular, global practice, and annually attracts tens of thousands of patients. Traditional and modern Chinese medicine offer patients a large selection of different cancer treatment.
The most popular traditional methods of treatment of cancer in China are:
the treatment of anticancer medicinal herbs (to be taken in the process and the long period after treatment),
Chinese oncologists strive to minimize the side effects after chemotherapy, surgery or radiation therapy to restore a patient’s immunity and protective functions of their body, to reduce stress and psychological load. This method is also often referred to as the maintenance of Qi energy. It is aimed at preventing the development of cancerous tumors in the body and prevent the possible occurrence of cancer, reducing the severity of the disease and preventing the development of metastases. Also treatment of cancer in China are aimed at improving the digestive system, the endocrine system and the patient’s General condition. Continue reading