Ambiguous attitude

Our society has developed a dual attitude to the ancient medicine. When there is talk about the theory, we all just smile, mocking the ancient physicians who use these treatments and medications that seem to us ridiculous. If you start talking about the practical side, our relationship is changing dramatically. Witch Doctor can operate under the guise of "expert in ancient Chinese medical techniques," it will give him credibility in our eyes. When we meet at the pharmacy bottle with the words on the label "produced by an ancient recipe," we no longer confuse the big number on the price tag.

It turns out that we understand the mind could not Aesculapius ancient world, lacking even minimal knowledge of anatomy and physiology, unfamiliar with the microcosm and its inhabitants, to create high-performance products and invent unique medical techniques. But we have a very early age was taught to respect their elders, the older the person, the more worthy of respect for his experience. We automatically shifted such an attitude to medicine - if the ancient recipe, it tested by centuries means using it has recovered more than one generation of people.

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How old received medical knowledge

In order to understand how ancient people got the recipe for their recipes, you do not need to have the academic knowledge of history or archeology, show quite a bit of common sense and use logic. Without possessing basic knowledge in biology, to seek treatment methods can only be two ways - trial and error or by analogy.

Enumeration method

Unfortunately, prior to the beginning of the twentieth century, various options busting method cannot be effective enough, if he allowed getting some good results, it is because of blind luck. Judge for yourself - in order to sort through the different options and analyze their performance, you must have sufficient means for storing and processing information. Can you imagine a Chinese doctor, who would have tried hundreds of different combinations of herbal preparations in the patients of the same disease and then offered its record large team of research assistants who would be involved in their analysis and systematization? I cannot think of such a "healer", experiment on the sick patient, very fast and very hard to kill their relatives. But the ancient Chinese medicine is very popular in our country and abroad - in almost every town has a witch doctor, offering their patients the ancient Chinese recipe. And that we are talking about China, in which the paper appeared a long time ago. And how could organize information storage and processing in other parts of the world, where the paper began to be used only at the beginning of the Renaissance?

Analog method

Inability to use the method of selection has led to a widespread method of analogy. If a large animal seeking some grass, this grass can help a sick person? If the bear is very strong and hardy, it can be eating his paws make a person as strong? This level of thinking of ancient people, and they are very much mistaken in regard to animals. In all cultures, the male lion is a symbol of courage and strength, and naturally, he's sleeping twenty hours a day and does not participate in the hunt, food for him mined females. What kind of courage and strength can there be? But in Africa, people still firmly believe that if you eat the heart of a lion, it is possible to become the strongest and most courageous.

Chinese Medicine - an example to follow

Particularly successful in a method similar to the Chinese. So what? With so many people can be carried out any experiments, people will notice the disappearance of a couple of thousand people, even if the local district center several million lives. This country is still a huge popular extract from various parts of the body of popular animals, as an effective tool for the treatment of diseases. There's even a bear farm, which produces the bile the animals. It is worth noting that bile is used by the body for the withdrawal of all the most harmful substances, which he got, and in fact is a potent poison.

Common sense and ancient medicine

I do not deny the effectiveness of some ancient recipes, but most of them were recognized modern physicians and are available in pharmacies in the form of modern dosage forms. If you prefer to fall for such bait marketers, as the word "old" in the signage or packaging, or at least ask, whence came to us this technique or preparation and that led to his discovery. If the recipe had a shaman after performing the ritual, involving the reception of potent hallucinogens, but do not expect the effect of its application, except as a placebo, when faith in the action of the drug performs the therapeutic function of the drug itself.

The habit of taking pills at the first symptoms of malaise is formed from childhood; we drink the pills for headaches, insomnia, depression, pain from senile, etc. We are so accustomed to using the first-aid to alleviate the pain that he could not ask themselves a simple and even obvious question: What, exactly, was the cause of the discomfort?

Most of the drugs that we take to relieve symptoms of the disease, regardless of whether they are purchased with a prescription or not, oddly enough, but on the contrary - worsen our condition.

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Next, we present five common drugs, the use of which is injurious to health, and therefore should limit their intake.

Tablets for insomnia

These drugs immerse us in a dream. Most people do not realize that the pills for insomnia violate the natural mechanism of the body's recovery cycle, which is part of a sound sleep. This mechanism helps us feel relaxed, happy, and ready for new challenges. Potent drugs such as pills for insomnia, interfere with the work of the brain to cause addiction, depression, and 25% increased the likelihood of early death and all forms of cancer.

Safe alternative means of insomnia:

Stop taking substances that cause sleep disturbance regime: alcohol, caffeine, and drugs such as marijuana. Try taking 3 mg of melatonin or any other medicine of natural origin, for example, magnesium, 5-HTP, L-theanine, and valerian tincture. All these tools are quite effective and safe. Exercise and meditation are also a good help for insomnia.

Medicine for a headache

They themselves can cause headaches. Medications are often used to treat chronic headaches can make the symptoms worse. This includes aspirin and paracetamol (Tylenol). The studies of 200 patients confirmed that they began to feel better after longer take pills for a headache!

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Safe alternative means of insomnia:

Relaxation of facial muscles, neck, and head brings almost instant relief. Chiropractic, physical therapy (e.g. posture correction and stretch the neck muscles), massage along with exercise and stress management techniques to help remedy the situation. Look for the headache drug side effects listed, that you take.

Anti-arthritics agent

This type of medication can cause the destruction of the joints. Funds from the pain of arthritis, which is composed of inhibitors of NSAIDS and COX-2, in fact, worsen the patient's condition. Both types of drugs accelerated the course of the disease and the destruction of joints, cartilage, slowing the recovery.

Safe alternative antiarthritic preparations

Glucosamine sulfate - a supplement that stimulates the production of glycosaminoglycan, a structural component of cartilage. It is also more effective as a painkiller from pain associated with arthritis.


These medicines may harm your digestive system. Antacid therapy is constructed on such medication-inhibitors (PPI) as a Nexium, Prilosec Prevacid and increases the risk for cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, and may cause a variety of eating disorders and intestinal infections. They do not give the digestive process takes place in a normal mode.

Safe alternative to antacids:

Eliminate junk food from your menu. Learn how to maintain the level of hydrochloric acid at a proper level, and take enzymes to improve digestion and peppermint oil. Eat foods rich in fiber and drink 6-8 glasses of water a day.


These drugs can cause obesity. Antidepressants such as SSRI (Prozac or Zoloft, for example) contribute to weight gain because it stimulates the area of the brain that is responsible for serotonin production and processing of glucose. Patient’s report that the gain of 15-25 kg as long as the drugs began to take, as a rule, if the weight increases, the process is very difficult to stop. Because of this, you will feel even worse, and the extra weight can cause other health problems.

Safe alternative to antidepressants:

Extract of Hypericum proved himself as an excellent remedy for depression, both in its weakest form and in the case of a protracted depression. From 900 mg / day to 1,800 mg / day depending on the severity of your illness. Go to the cognitive therapy sessions or learn the technique of "acquired optimism", which also gives amazing results.

Conclusions: Before once again run your hand in a first aid kit for the medicine, which is not a fact that will, first check the list of its side effects, and look for natural methods of dealing with his illness because there are natural substitutes for drugs that do not often treat the disease itself and its symptoms. You will get relief and no side effects.