Friday, May 20, 2011

History of Alternative Medicine

History of alternative medicine that goes back 5000 years to Chinese traditional medicine, (Ayuryedic medicine) in the same way medical traditions of India and many cultures. Common belief was that the body's energy mind, body and soul had to be in harmony with. Only a doctor to identify and remove obstacles that inevitably will lead to a cure by taking the treatment helped. Medical lifestyle changes, self-care and preventative measures were included.

Today, as we do in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is returning to Chinese (Traditional Chinese Medicine) roots to 5,000 years, Indian (Ayurvedic medicine) and similar healing traditions know. For thousands of years, these diverse healing traditions, a belief in the body's energy and mind, body and spirit need for harmony between organized. Doctor simply by identifying and removing barriers to help the healing process.

During most of the 19th century, doctors today herbalists Osteopaths, and used the same skills as dieticians, they were generous with time and empathy, and relied on a good bedside manner. Prayer was important, as laxatives bleeding and leeches "wind of change" was. Right up until the 20th century, many sick people as their ancestors relied on the same type of treatment.

After World War II brought significant changes in decades. As GP and journalist, James Lefanu his book, and rise and fall of modern medicine, wrote in the 50s, a suspicion that previous attempts at medical treatment were not proven beyond mere quackery more than a series of successes mentioned. New medical breakthroughs penicillin, cortisone discovered (a powerful anti-inflammatory drug), streptomycin (an antibiotic that is effective in treating tuberculosis powerful), insulin (to treat diabetes) is included chlorpromazine (an anti-A type of mental control of insanity.) Open heart surgery, hip replacements, kidney transplants, intensive care and successful vaccination programs protect and improve the quality of the countless millions of lives.

It's no surprise that such a force would lead to change human destiny, as Lefanu shows, "massage, manipulation and dietary advice as home remedies in lieu of abandonment, the only alternative practitioners they to be taken by the. " It really happened - with a dramatic explosion in the second half of the 20th century "in the development of alternative medicine. Contemptuous of the achievements of mainstream medicine as ineffective and fraudulent as rejected by mainstream doctors at the time, - with modern medicine, CAM as a completely different subject began to develop. For most people getting the best of mainstream and alternative medicine was a delicate operation. Who found that both mainstream and alternative medicine was the best strategy to care enough to be chosen to avoid criticism. For those who tried to use both services have learned that in order to avoid criticism.;u=5783;u=2948