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Chinese and folk medicine

Acupuncture with bloodletting

In traditional Eastern medicine are used so-called small bloodletting, which has some significant differences from the usual bloodletting, conducted by venesection or venipuncture superficial veins of the extremities. Show full profile… It features a wider range of indications, ways and methods of carrying out the procedure, a clear systematization of the anatomical regions of the body where it is held, low volumes of output of blood and a fairly stable clinical effect. In the Chinese version, the bloodletting — drip. It is conducted by injection of different combinations of active points of the meridians. In the Tibetan cupping — vessels are opened on a system of “inert channels” (the superficial veins) by placing small incisions on their front wall.

The choice of points and their combinations, as well as the selection of vessels for dissection based on theoretical concepts of Oriental medicine.

The features of traditional Oriental phlebotomy detect the presence of other, otlichnyh European, mechanisms of therapeutic action, due to the nature of the applied irritation and the methods of procedure. In places of local influence method of phlebotomy there are intensive changes in the level of metabolic processes resulting from of interaction of processes of local reaction with an activated hemostatic system. Thus, at all levels of response, formed the specific, inherent in a small bloodletting reaction. Thus, the distinction between bloodletting in European and Eastern medicine can be considered fundamental.

There are also differences between traditional Chinese and traditional Tibetan bloodletting that will become apparent in the course of presentation. However, a common origin, centuries of empirical efficacy in the treatment of several diseases and the similarity of the theoretical and methodological principles allow us to consider them together.

In modern China and Mongolia the bloodletting is used as an independent therapeutic method and in combination with other traditional or modern methods of treatment. Mechanisms of therapeutic action explain from the point of view of the theory of “circulation

vital “qi and blood” in the Chinese version and the pulsation of the “car” — in the Tibetan version of bloodletting. Along with this, attempts were made to explain the “phenomenon” of bloodletting and modern scientific means.