The history of methods of healing

Bauer, Biljana and Kostik, Vesna and Cekovska, Svetlana (2015) The history of methods of healing. Current trends in biotechnology and pharmacy, 9 (1). pp. 43-48. ISSN 2230-7303

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Different methods of healing that have
been developed over time have increased the
ability of medicinal professionals to meet the
challenges that arise with expansion of their
professional roles. The methods of healing of
cave people were undeveloped. The methods of
Chinese medicine were focused on balancing the
internal and external energies. Holistic and
sophisticated system of healing represents
Ayurveda. Egyptian medicinal texts show a close
relationship between the supernatural and
empirical healing. Illyrians applied hydrotherapy
and physiotherapy. Experiences in the field of
religious medicine and initial medicinal institution
had Thracians. Healing in Ancient Greece was
based on the law of similarity. Greek physicians
favored diet and life adaptations in relation to the
use of drugs. With the Roman sanitary legislation
were regulated public hygiene and sanitation
Galen made efforts to balance the fluids in
the sick person using drugs with opposite nature.
Rational drug therapy in Middle Ages decreased
and was replaced with Church knowledge. Arabic
physicians have rejected the old idea that a bitter
pill act best, instead of this they prepared their
dosage forms tasty and attractive by silver or gold
plating and use of syrups. Paracelsus pioneered
in chemically prepared drugs out of raw plants
and mineral substances. He used special drug
for a particular disease. In the Renaissance, a
great jump is made in the preparation of drugs.
For a period of about 300 years, significant
discoveries were made in the chemistry of drugs.
Today, current gene therapy has the potential to
prevent, correct, modulate gene or acquired
Key words: Healing, history, method, drug, idea

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Vesna Kostik
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2015 11:03
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2015 11:03

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