The earliest type of medicine in most cultures was the use of empirical natural resources like plants (herbalism, animal parts and minerals. In all societies, even in Western ones, there were also religious, ritual and magical resources. In aboriginal societies, there is a large scope of medical systems related to religious thinking, cultural experience, and natural resources. The religious ones more known are : animism (the notion of inanimate objects having spirits); spiritualism (here meaning an appeal to gods or communion with ancestor spirits); shamanism (the vesting of an individual with mystic powers); and divination (the supposed obtaining of truth by magic means). The field of medical anthropology studies the various medical systems and their interaction with society.
The practice of medicine developed gradually in ancient Egypt, Babylonia, India, China, Greece, Persia, the Islamic world, medieval Europe, and elsewhere. Medicine as it is now practiced largely developed during the Middle Ages and early modern period in Persia (Rhazes and Avicenna), Spain (Abulcasis and Avenzoar), Syria/Egypt (Ibn al-Nafis, 13th century), England (William Harvey, 17th century), Germany (Rudolf Virchow, 19th century) and France (Jean-Martin Charcot, Claude Bernard and others). The new “scientific” or “experimental” medicine (where results are testable and repeatable) replaced early Western traditions of medicine, based on herbalism, the Greek “four humours” and other pre-modern theories.
Need some suggestions. Hi there. Well, I made the mistake of trying to squeeze what I thought was a blackhead. Anyway, it has now changed to almost a blood blister. It is very sensative to the touch and has gotten bigger then before. It appears that blood is right below the surface of the skin. What can I do??
Its really fruitful to read the mail received from Acne Tips. Now I got
Alovera Plant and have some doubts in my mind which I want to get it
1. When should and hoe frequently I should apply the
gel of above said plant.
2. Do its leaves itself grow if I put that in pot.
3. Any other precaution I should take
4. My skin is a oily and pimply. It have hard red pimples
which pains a lot any home remedy to get rid from all those. Due to this
nature of skin I rarely apply any cream on the face and the day I apply
it with next two days I got lot of pimples so please suggest how I
should nourish my skin.
if i have oily skin, is it okay to use moisturiser? i heard that it
may make yuor race oilier if your face is already oily and you use
moisturiser. is it true? if it is ok to use moisturiser, then are
there any types which are more suitable for those with oily skin? what
brands are there?
Before we get into “infomercial” territory with tons of people trying
to sell their “natural” products, I would just like to say what has
worked for me for the last year.
I don’t consider anything “working” until it works for an EXTENDED
period of time. What I’ve been doing/using has worked for almost a year.
1) I use only Bare Escentuals (Bare Minerals ID) makeup. For the last
year, it’s the ONLY thing that hasn’t broken me out. Plus, I have
rosacea. It covers it! (Just make sure you get the concealer brush to
use for areas with rosacea or acne.)
2) When I moisturize, I use only LacHydrin (over-the-counter version).
You don’t need to moisturize everyday! Only use it when you notice
dryness. Also, only use an amount the size of a pea. The cost ratio
for the bottle is unbeatable! A bottle may last you about a year!
3) When I get do get acne, I use a hot washcloth for 10-20 minutes
(morning and night) and then coat the area with castor oil. I never
get new zits after doing this. The only reason I don’t do it all the
time is because I like to wear makeup and get near my boyfriend
without castor oil on my face. This technique cost little to zero
dollars. A regular bottle of castor oil should last you about 6
months. It costs only about $2 in the pharmacy!!!
Try these things. They cost very little money (except the makeup).
Let me know how it works out.
Acne.org has a regimen for acne. I tried it out for 3 weeks using their benzoyl peroxide acne gel. The site advocates a large amount of
benzoyl peroxide, and for 3 weeks, I used a large amount on my face every night. I got paranoid of how much BP I was using and quit after
3 weeks. But now, one month after I quit, my face has become insanely oily. It shines excessively and when I touch it, my hand gets all oily
too. It was never like this. Did the BP adversely affect my skin? I’m very scared now that the BP ruined my skin permanently. Will it ever
go back to the matte appearance it was before?
On my lunch hour I try to walk. This is possible because I’ve been eating my healthy foods all morning leaving me time to get exercise. If I have a business meeting or go out with friends for lunch, I try to stick to the vegetable tray and 1/2 sandwich. I pick a sandwich that I know is healthy such as a vegetarian one. If I have a choice I make sure there is no butter or margarine on it or mayonaisse. I stay away from the dessert tray. If I took just one I know I’d be right back at all the bad things again. I really thought I would miss this stuff but I don’t. And I
feel so much better than I have in years.