Fear of the unknown or justified? – Eastern herbal medicine
If we were to entrust the upbringing of a child to a newly minted graduate of pedagogy, or to Socrates, we would probably be inclined to choose the latter option.
If, on the other hand, we were to entrust the health of a loved one to a newly minted medical graduate, or to Hippocrates , the former would seem to be better. This would be quite a logical solution given the development of today’s medicine .
However, can the effectiveness of modern innovations be compared with the experience of ancient doctors , whose achievements will never lose their relevance, especially considering the fact that no drug has so far been invented with a perfect chemical composition ?
What proves the high effectiveness of the oldest therapeutic methods is experience, supported by many attempts to combine diagnostic methods of classical medicine with a holistic approach to “body and spirit”.
Herbal medicines have been known and used since prehistoric times. They work on the principle of a “subtle procedure” aimed at restoring internal balance and, unlike synthetic drugs, they do not interfere with the human body aggressively .
Eastern herbal medicine – Holistic Approach
Herbal medicine based on the so-called holistic approach is supposed to improve overall health and increase energy by mobilizing the body’s vital forces, and not only to alleviate ailments, like traditional medicines.
How many times have you found drugs that, although intended to treat your ailments, you could not use due to some of the ingredients they contain? Or how many times a drug caused side effects , irritated internal organs, and as a result, a new one appeared at the site of your disease.
The isolated and purified forms of available pharmaceuticals contain a much higher concentration of active substances than is found in the natural form of the herb. Due to the lower concentration of active ingredients, the latter are much safer.
The example of salicylic acid , which together with other substances makes up aspirin , speaks in favor of the use of herbs. If you take aspirin regularly, you may develop conditions such as gastritis and gastrointestinal bleeding .
On the other hand, the plant called tawuła , known for its analgesic effect, also contains antacids that soothe or even eliminate the side effects of salicylic acid. Therefore, it is not surprising that aspirin is not recommended for patients with peptic ulcer disease, and in their treatment, tawula is even desirable.
Eastern Herbal Medicine – Hidden Benefits
There is another significant benefit to using herbs . It may seem improbable, but in all nature there are no two chemically identical specimens of the same plant. Taking synthetic drugs regularly, our body begins to get used to them after some time, because bacteria and viruses become resistant to the ingredients they contain , and as a consequence these drugs stop working. On herbal remedies, it is much more difficult for them to develop immunity.
The tradition of herbal medicine goes back to 200 BC . and each of the methods developed by her is associated with an individual approach to the patient, with the diagnosis of his physical and mental state, in which Chinese herbalists seek disharmony. Over the centuries , many effective herbal medicines have been developed , the composition of which can be modified in relation to a given symptom of a sick person, and thus adjusted to the patient’s needs with the addition of other herbs.
What classical medicine uses to isolate selected active agents from herbs is only a fragment of the whole range of possibilities offered by real herbal medicine. Chemical substances and their mixtures contained in pharmacological agents are in a certain equilibrium, but as medicinal preparations they do not create a new quality .
Eastern Herbal Medicine – Accompanying Benefits
In other words, synthetic medicines have so far not indicated any innovations that would not have been used or used by herbal medicine before. Moreover, experienced herbalists say that herbs are best written as a whole, as it works much better than the sum of the parts contained in common pharmaceuticals.
The fact that there are no herbs for the treatment of one specific disease can prove the individual approach to the patient when it comes to herbal treatment. This means that a sore throat in one patient can be cured by a completely different plant than in another. Therefore, the doctor (also known as phytotherapist ) who will conduct the examination must devote a lot of time and attention to the patient and his condition, as well as thoroughly learn about other health problems that may have influenced his current state of health.
One of the biggest advantages of herbal treatment is the lack of side effects that are characteristic of synthetic drugs and the ability to heal hidden diseases that the patient did not even know about. and diagnostic tests did not indicate it.
Oriental herbal medicine is practiced by an estimated one million apprentices worldwide, and reported undesirable side effects of these therapies when used by qualified healthcare professionals are 0 .
Very often, Eastern Medicine specialists use other methods of traditional medicine, such as: acupuncture , acupressure, therapeutic massage, TCM diet. The great advantage of Eastern herbalism is the possibility of supporting conventional methods of healing and treating diseases where conventional medicine has spread its hands .
% 22Thanks to TCM herbal medicine and acupuncture, the spread of CoVid19 was completely contained in China. The Chinese Health Agency in its announcement clearly confirmed this information, including the composition of herbal mixtures recommended for the treatment of post-vaginal symptoms and side effects of vaccines. This is sufficient evidence that Traditional Medicine is effective, safe and indicated.
Professor of Clinical Medicine Enkhjargal Dovchin
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