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Societies throughout the world have progressive cultural practices and knowledge focused on maintaining or restoring the spiritual and physical well-being of its peoples through the use of medicines. There are different methods to healing which have been defined as western, alternative, and or traditional medicine. All disciplines have contributed a wealth of knowledge towards our understanding and improvement of health and well-being; however, we will be focusing on traditional medicine as it has strong historical, spiritual, and cultural roots within First Nation.
  • Mind and Body Therapy
  • Aroma Therapy
  • Nutritional Medicines

 

Tribal Medicine 

Tribal medicine is a part of Traditional medicine and is mainly practiced by the tribes in the forest. It is still in the primitive form. A study about tribal medicine will be incomplete without the upbringing of traditional medicine. Traditional medicine has been wide spread in every country since the beginning of the civilization. The tribes who lived in isolation practiced their own system of medicine, which is known as tribal medicine or ethno medicine.

Research in Traditional Medicine 

The use of Traditional Medicine has been drastically increasing worldwide, but the research in this area is still very insufficient with a lot of difficulties concerning the studies conducted. Most of the Traditional Medicine mediations use difficult methods such as individualized diagnosis and treatment, botanical medications which leads to more complexity not emphasizing on maximizing the body’s innate ability to heal itself and a “whole systems” approach, wherein the physical, mental, and spiritual attributes of a patient are underlined, rather than a focus on the disease.

Future guidelines include

  1. Policy making and standardization

  2. Training of researchers in Traditional Medicine with a combination of conventional research methods and those relevant exclusively to Traditional Medicine

  3. Financing research in Traditional Medicine and guidelines for writing and reviewing research grant proposals, and planning and designing studies in Traditional Medicine.

 The ultimate goal of research is to assimilate traditional medicine into healthcare with enough knowledge about the safety, Mechanism of Action and efficacy of traditional medicine systems.

Unani Medicine

Unani medicine is also known as the Unani Tibb or Islamic medicine. The theory states that it is the traditional system of healing and maintenance of health which is mainly observed in South Asia. The practice of Unani completely relies on natural healing, the basic principles being harmony and balance which unites the physical, mental, and spiritual realms. The primary goal of Unani treatment is to abolish various disorders and ailments and to normalize and balance external factors such as air, water, food etc.

  • Principles of Unani Medicine

  • Herbs and Healing

  • Herbs in Unani Medicine

Traditional Acupuncture Therapy

From thousands of years Acupuncture has been practiced in China and other Asian countries. It involves stimulating specific points on the body. This is most often done by inserting thin needles through the skin. Acupuncture reduces nausea and vomiting and relieves body pain after surgery and chemotherapy. It increases the activity of our body's pain-relieving chemicals.

  • Acupressure

  • Cupping therapy

  • Tui na

  • Electroacupunture

  • Fire Needle Acupuncture

  • Auriculotherapy

  • Veterinary Acupuncture
  • Japanese Moxibustion

  • Hand Acupuncture

 

 

Homeopathy in Medical Treatment

Homeopathy is a strategy of therapeutic treatment in the false view that certain infections can be cured by giving little medication to an individual which would show signs of the illness. Its branches are classified broadly as Isopathy - a type of "homeopathic immunization", Blossom arrangements, Veterinary homeopathy: homeopathy utilized as a treatment for different creatures.

  • Types of Homeopathy

  • Herbs used in Homeopathy

  • Electrohomeopathy

  • Homeoprophylaxis : The Green Vaccines Alternative

  • Faith Healing

Chinese and Oriental Medicine

 Chinese or Oriental Medicine  is a style of traditional medicine built on the foundations of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, exercise and dietary therapy. The practice of Oriental Medicine includes not only acupuncture, but also herbal medicine, nutrition, Tui Na (a form of therapeutic massage), and Qi Gong (also known as breathing exercises). All of these methods share an equally long history of development, usage, and effectiveness in the maintenance of health, and the treatment of disease.

  • Acupuncture and Moxibustion

  • Tui na (is a form of massage akin to Acupressure)

  • Qigong

  • Cupping : A type of Chinese massage by placing several glass "cups" on the body

  • Gua Sha

  • Die-da : for the treatment of trauma and injuries

  • Chinese food therapy: the medicinal uses of food

 

Chiropractic and Alternative medicine

Chiropractic comes under the category of Alternative Medicine. It is the study of diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mechanical disorders of the human musculoskeletal system, targeting the spine. Practitioners state that such factors affect the general health through the CNS (Central Nervous System) but there is no proper evidence. The treatment includes: Manual Therapy, SMT (Spine Manipulation Therapy), manipulation of joints and soft tissues. Many Pseudoscientific ideas are put forward, for instance subluxation and innate intelligence.

Naturopathy: An art and science of healthy living

Naturopathy is a drugless system of healing based on well-founded philosophy. It has its own concept of health and disease and also principle of treatment. Naturopathy is a very old science. The showing of naturopathic pharmaceutical merges exhibit based naturopathic sedate, present day and standard, shrewd, naturopathic medicines and practices, rather than evidence-based medicine.

  • Diet Therapy: Food is regarded as Medicine in Naturopathy.

  • Fasting Therapy: Fasting is an important treatment modality for health preservation.

  • Mud Therapy: Mud is one of five elements of nature having immense impact on the body both in health and sickness.

  • Hydrotherapy:  The treatment of disorders using different forms of water.

  • Colon Hydrotherapy: It is the process of cleansing and flushing out colon or large intestine.

  • Massage Therapy: a modality of Naturopathy and quite essential for maintaining good health

  • Chromo Therapy: Seven colours of Sun rays have different therapeutic effects.

Herbal Medicine: Curing in a Natural way

A Herb is defined as a plant or part of a plant that is used for its aroma, essence and therapeutic properties. Herbal Medicines come under the sub-category of dietary supplement.  They are available in the market in the form of tablets, capsules, powders and extracts. Herbal Medicine is mainly used to improve the quality of health of people. Herbalism is a combination of Alternate Medicine and pseudoscience. The use of many components derived from plant origin is the basis for evidence based pharmaceutical drugs which are key components in Modern medicine. The phenomenon of use of plant derived medications in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ailments is termed as Phytotherapy. It is a medical practice which is entirely relied on science.

  • Phytomedicine

  • Wildcrafting

  • Herbal Teas

  • Maceration

  • Herbal Tinctures

  • Aroma Therapy

Traditional Korean Medicine

Traditional Korean Medicine does not attempt to learn about the body by dissection, experimentation or analysis, but instead observes natural bodily functions as they appear in order to diagnose an illness or ailment. It also never limits the cause of even the most minor ailment to a local one, but examines the entire body to find the reason for the condition. By correcting the bodily imbalance rather than performing surgery or other invasive procedure, it adopts a natural cure approach. In other words, Korean medicine does not just treat the phenomena created by the illness, but seeks to discover its cause, which is then either eliminated or improved.

Traditional African Medicine

 One of the methods of healing which has been found on its own concept and effort of health and disease is called traditional medicine. The various types include Herbal medicine, Hydrotherapy, Radiant healing therapy, Venesection and many more.Traditional African Medicine is an alternative medicine which is a mixture of indigenous herbalism and African spirituality. TAM Practitioners can cure various disorders for instance cancers, psychiatric problems, BP, cholera, CNS disorders such as epilepsy and COPD such as asthma, eczema, fever, anxiety, depression, benign prostatic hyperplasia, urinary tract infections, gout, and healing of wounds and burns, Ebola.

Folk Medicine

Folk medicine originated from the early man’s approaches to natural events. In a society where belief was considered great importance, the remedy to cure diseases was beyond imagination. This led to the invention or discovery of folk medicine. Various practices include anthropology, sociology, medicine and pharmacology. Folk medicine is different from modern medicine; the only difference is the cause of the disease. The cause of the disease is explained by germ theory in modern medicine, whereas according to folk medicine it is said that due to the presence of supernatural theory and magic diseases occurs.

  • Haitian Folk Medicine,

  • Uyghur Traditional Medicine

  • Celtic Traditional Medicine

  • Traditional Bush Medicine

  • Georgian Folk Medicine

Ancient Greek Medicine

In Ancient Greek medicine illness was initially observed as a divine punishment and healing as, quite literally, a gift from the gods. However, by the 5th century BCE, there were attempts to identify the material causes for illnesses rather than spiritual ones and this led to a move away from superstition towards scientific enquiry, although, in reality, the two would never be wholly separated. Greek medical practitioners, then, began to take a greater interest in the body itself and to explore the connection between cause and effect, the relation of symptoms to the illness itself and the success or failure of various treatments.

Japanese Medicine (Kampo)

Kampo is the modern system of medicine which is practiced in Japan. This system is based on TCM with a hint of Japanese culture. This system of medicine is completely based on prescription of herb formulas, hence referred as the herbal system of china. Kampo medicine system uses different approaches and diagnostic methodologies in the treatment of various ailments, some of which include:

Anma (Tuina- An Ancient massage technique)

Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture

Moxibustion (heat therapy)

Holistic Medicine

The therapy which involves the healing of whole person-the body, mind and soul is termed as Holistic Therapy. This form of therapy is very much essential for the optimal wellbeing and health of the people. According to this therapy/theory the primary goal of Holistic Medicine is to achieve optimal health which can only be attained by maintaining proper balance in life. Holistic medicine practitioners believe that the various parts in a person’s body are interlinked or interconnected to each other and hence if one part of the body gets effected, it leads to a disturbance in the other body parts as well. So a slight disturbance in their health leads to the overall break down of the human body.

Pharmacognosy and Traditional Medicine

 This deals with the natural drugs derived from organisms such as plants, microbes, and animals. Many important drugs including morphine, atropine, galanthamine, etc. have produced from natural sources which are used in drug discovery. Pharmacognosy is also a part of Traditional medicine and herbal medicines are still used by most of the countries in the world. Accordingly, pharmacognosy always retains its popularity in pharmaceutical sciences and plays a critical role in drug discovery.

Ayurveda: The Science of Health

Ayurveda Medication, is an arrangement of solution with chronicled establishes in the Indian subcontinent Ayurveda treatments and practices have been coordinated all in all health applications and too now and again in medicinal utilize. Ayurvedic specialists respect physical presence, mental presence, and identity as a unit, with every component having the capacity to impact the others. This is an all-encompassing methodology utilized amid determination and treatment, and is a principal part of Ayurveda. Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine both have their origins in Ayurveda. Ayurveda practitioners had developed various Medicinal Preparations and surgical procedures from at least the beginning of the Common Era.

  • Kayacikitsa: General medicine

  • Kaumarbhritya:  Paediatrics

  • salakyatantra: treatment of ailments affecting ears, eyes, nose, mouth, etc. ("ENT")

  • Bhutavidya: pacification of possessing spirits, and the people whose minds are affected by such possession

  • Agadatantra: Toxicology

  • Rasayanatantra: Rejuvenation

  • Vajikaranatantra: Aphrodisiacs

  • Ayurvedic Acupressure

Yoga: Harmonizing the Body with the Mind and Breath

Yoga is the other name for the Sanskrit word Yuj. It is the blend of soul with the Spirit. Yoga is the 5000 year old Indian practice of gaining spiritual peace within oneself. One can see Yoga as a physical exercise which involves twisting and turning of the body in the most difficult way including different breathing techniques but these are the actual ways to unfold the potentials of the human mind and soul.  Absorb the essence of yoga for a new way of life and health.

 Iranian medicine: Bringing ancient therapies to light

The practice and study of medicine in Persia has a long and prolific history. The Iranian academic centres like Gundeshapur University (3rd century AD) was breeding ground for the union among great scientists from different civilizations. These centres successfully followed their predecessors’ theories and greatly extended their scientific research through history. Persians were the first establishers of modern hospital system. In recent years, some experimental studies have indeed evaluated medieval Iranian medical remedies using modern scientific methods. These studies raised the possibility of revival of traditional treatments on the basis of evidence-based medicine. The Vendidad, one of the surviving texts of the Zend-Avesta, distinguishes three kinds of medicine: medicine by the knife (surgery), medicine by herbs, and medicine by divine words; and the best medicine was, according to the Vendidad, healing by divine words.