Among our generation is now much less healthy people than ever before. Today many chronic diseases including related diseases. They accompany us from an early age, and we are not to blame, so absolutely we were born. But there are those who considers, that the reason civilization with its progress, which destroys not only us, but also the environment. They believe that the main problem is drug treatment, namely abuse.
Folk medicine is, so to say, the industry of scientific medicine, which contains a lot of knowledge about different diseases and methods of their treatment. They were going over the centuries, from generation to generation, our ancestors.
Earlier folk medicine did not differ from the traditional way now. The term "folk medicine" was invented by the German physician-scientists. They noticed attitude to health of the population and the treatment that they are used to it. This included, and sorcery, and even magic. This was, so to speak, treatment of natural resources and beliefs. Also used hygiene, and both standard and traditional medicine. Hence, the term "traditional medicine" meant representation of the population of all diseases and ways of their treatment. But traditional medicine scientists have not accepted, because they were adherents of the scientific approach, and that they explain couldn is considered abnormal. And in the end this term began to be perceived as something questionable, not credible.
Currently, no one is recommended to turn to traditional medicine and to self-medicate, as it is considered unsafe and ineffective or almost ineffective. Studies have shown that in almost all of the healers no medical education, and some even believe insane.
Before very long, traditional medicine was very popular. Many herbalists and healers used medicinal herbs, and its use was the most common. They were made a medical ointments and compresses. The people of Egypt even some opium used for medicinal purposes. And Tibetan medicine generally worked wonders: it said that no such substance in nature, which would not be useful to a person in the medical purposes.
Hygiene in those days was the beginning of modern scientific hygiene and knowledge that have been developed and enriched throughout the centuries. Measures hygiene were legalized for the first time the owners of slaves. Tibetan medicine is more concentrated on the therapeutic impact on human health of air, the nature, the sun, and as hygiene they preferred sleep, moderate food and, of course, cleanliness.
All knowledge of traditional medicine, who were going for centuries, were depicted in the works of ancient Greek physician Galen, Hippocrates, and many others. Classic medicine is a lot of money taken from folk medicine. One of these is acupuncture. Also caesarean section and now enjoys great popularity among the peoples of Africa. Such examples are many.
If we take our country, and we wormwood used in a feverish state, birch juice in the treatment of purulent wounds, mountain ash is used for the treatment of scurvy.