Video: ❶ 8 Myths About Alternative Medicine
Alternative medicine has many fans and no less critics. Opponents have endless heated debates. However, when it comes to health, descriptions of personal positive or negative experiences are not enough. People who promote the methods of traditional medicine should listen to the opinion of the official medicine. The latter, by the way, does not reject the possibility of treatment with natural remedies, but only debunks the most common and dangerous myths. Location: Location: The first and second myths: "Nature is the best pharmacy" and "Traditional healers are more competent than doctors." Fans of alternative medicine often talk about the close relationship between humans and flora and fauna. In their opinion, the unified ecological system of the planet contains all the necessary components to restore health. Therefore, medicine men and healers,living in harmony with the surrounding nature, have unique abilities and know the recipes for any disease.
Indeed, the first medicines were made by the ancient Aesculapians precisely from plants. And today, a rare family does not use raspberry jam "for colds" or herbal tea "for pressure". Nevertheless, only doctors with the help of chemically produced drugs, primarily antibiotics, were able to defeat most serious diseases and end a series of massive epidemics that claimed the lives of millions of people. In addition, one must remember: many diseases require quick surgical intervention. Trying to get rid of, for example, a tumor with herbs and infusions, a person will "start" the disease.
The third myth: "Folk remedies are safe." Not at all. Any medicine has contraindications. Phytopreparations are no exception. If the herbal tea is prescribed by the attending physician as part of a complex therapy, you can be sure that the individual characteristics of the patient are taken into account, and a reasonable dosage is selected. If a so-called hereditary healer advises to drink weed, there are no guarantees of safety. With prolonged and excessive use of decoctions of some plants (wormwood, sage, St. John's wort, etc.), toxic substances accumulate in the body. The optimal course of herbal medicine is 2 weeks. Then you need to take a break and evaluate the results of treatment.
The fourth myth: "Tea with honey is the best disease prevention." And again, traditional medicine followers are wrong. Honey diluted in hot water loses most of its beneficial properties. Its vitamins and enzymes are destroyed when heated more than 50%. In addition, tea leaves partially neutralize biologically active substances of honey. After such a drink, gas formation may increase and abdominal pain may appear. In addition, heated honey becomes a strong allergen. To get the maximum benefit, a small spoonful of bee gift should be slowly sucked and washed down with warm boiled water.
The fifth and sixth myths: "With angina, you need to gargle with kerosene" and "Drink hydrogen peroxide on an empty stomach for joint pain." In fact, the list of folk remedies "from everything" can be continued with other amazing tips. It is recommended to rub mosquitoes into the bald spot, and to get rid of the headache, put the frog on the forehead. And if the last "drugs" are funny, then kerosene and hydrogen peroxide, which got inside, are deadly.
Easily entering into various chemical reactions, peroxide releases the active form of the oxygen atom. Having accumulated in the cells of the body, its excess can provoke genetic changes and give impetus to the development of serious diseases up to the formation of cancerous tumors.
Kerosene is no less dangerous. Even a single lubrication of inflamed tonsils can lead to severe chemical burns to the larynx and oral cavity. In addition, kerosene vapor will enter the bronchi and lungs, causing a choking attack.
The seventh myth: "Vegetable oil will cleanse the liver and cure breast cancer." Natural sunflower or olive oil included in the daily diet saturates the body with useful substances, but is absolutely not suitable as a medicine. If you drink vegetable fat on an empty stomach, especially mixed with vodka and in large quantities, then not only the liver will hurt, but also the kidneys. The swelling in the chest will not disappear, but the metabolism will be disturbed, the digestive organs will suffer.
The eighth myth: "A toothache is best removed by a conspiracy." This statement does not stand up to criticism at all. The sick person is ready to try different ways to get rid of suffering. This is often used by unscrupulous healers and healers. Promises of a speedy recovery will fall on the patient in proportion to the size of his wallet. However, the common sense of the patient and his relatives must nevertheless triumph over the illusory hope. With such a problem, you should consult a doctor who, if necessary, will add alternative medicine to the treatment regimen.