The History of Methods of Healing

Order of Publishing in Issue: 
6
Volume :9
Issue :1
February, 2015
Page No: 
43-48
Authors: 
Biljana Bauer[1*], Vesna Kostic[2] and Svetlana Cekovska[3]
Address: 
[1]Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Majka Tereza 47, 3Department of Medical and experimental Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, 50 divizija 6, University of SS Cyril and Methodius,
Address: 
[2]Institute of Public Health; 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Email-ID: 
bilemkmk@yahoo.com

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 facilities. 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 diseases

Keywords: 
Healing, history, method, drug, idea
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