Homeopathy is a form of medication that works on the bases of ‘Simila Similibus Curenta’ which means ‘Like Cures Like’. If a patient shows certain symptoms that are known to be caused by a given herb, yet those symptoms are not caused by the herb, it is given to the patient to cure the symptoms. For example, if a patient has a cold, one of the symptoms is watery eyes, and so the medicine will contain onion extract since onions cause the same symptoms. However, this phenomenon is illogical in the world of biology. There have been many scientific studies that have proven homeopathic medicines are no better than simple placebos (Robbins, 2010).
Lippi eventually reaches the conclusion that regardless the controversy about chocolate’s effects on people, it historically was useful for health issues and still is to this day. Developing her conclusion, Lippi describes how the cacao beans, when processed, helped with health issues. Cacao beans pressed into a powder alone had cold and dry properties which were good for “hot” illnesses such as fevers. On the other hand, when the beans were made into a beverage, it was given to thin patients to fatten them up. Once the cacao beans made a reputation for themselves, doctors, such as Henry Stubbe, started writing recipes, where certain ingredients were mixed with the beans to better improve illnesses and enhance flavor.
Antibiotic resistance is defined as, the effect of microbes transforming in ways that decrease or eliminate the efficiency of drugs, chemicals, and other agents that are used to cure or prevent infections. Because antibiotics have been used for so long to treat a wide variety of infectious organism, they have built up a tolerance to the drug, and therefore they live instead of being terminated by the antibiotics. Some microorganisms become resistant to multiple antimicrobial agents, (these are called MDR, multi drug resistant) while others are only resistant to one antimicrobial agent. Some of the worst diseases known today are multi drug resistant, which leaves us with no available drug to cure them. (CDC, 2013) The war against Antibiotic resistance microorganisms is present everywhere in the world, mostly in general communities.
Multiple sclerosis, hepatitis and cancer are considered to be three of the most debilitating diseases of our time. Researchers and scientists are still trying to discover definite cures for patients suffering from these illnesses and the answer can potentially be found in using herbs. ... ... middle of paper ... ...est natural substances, which are considered more gentle and less harmful to our bodies if used correctly. The benefit of lower costs to purchase these herbal remedies is also attractive for patients, who, if suffering from debilitating diseases, have already spent enough money on hospital stays. Although there are some reasons why caution must be taken when it comes to herbal remedies, when the benefits outweigh the costs then the use of herbs to treat chronically ill patients should be encouraged.
Antibiotics are one of the greatest advancements in medical history; the saviour of those suffering from innumerable ailments; everything from the bubonic plague, to sexually transmitted infections. It is clear that these drugs are essential to treat many diseases…but the common cold? Antibiotic misuse causes an increased risk of potential health problems for patients, bacteria becoming resilient to these valuable medicines, and amplified health care costs. Antibiotics may be the cure for many illnesses, but needless prescriptions do more harm than good for individuals. Taking antibiotics when not needed may make users feel worse.
One of the most important natural products is honey. It has been widely used for different medicinal purposes ever since ancient times. In addition to important role of honey in the traditional medicine, scientists also accept honey as a new effective medicine for many kinds of diseases. The most well-known effect of honey is antibacterial activity. Honey has also been reported to exhibit an inhibitory effect on yeast, fungi, leishmania and some viruses.
A main reason for improved conditions in surgery was a discovery at the beginning of WWI of bacteria. In knowing what caused infections and the danger of open wounds, surgeons started using antiseptics and being cleaner. This made a huge impact on infectious diseases and saved many lives, but it was not enough, some men were not so easy to cure, and more death or permanent damage to the body became involved due... ... middle of paper ... ... www.vlib.us | WWW-VL | United States History; World History; WWI; American History Documents; US Art Museums; US History Museums; USA Historic Sites; Native American Bibliography; Web Site Tools; Electronic Texts. Geoffrey Miller, n.d. Web.
However, with MRSA infections, the morbidity and potential mortality are high and the benefits of flucloxacillin far outweigh the risks. Linezolid is also effective. Infact, it may be equivalent to Vancomycin in the treatment of MRSA infections. Research conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs concluded that this is safer than vancomycin There is also a class of antibiotics which may work on destroying the biofilm MRSA cause on medical equipment such as catheters. The biofilm provide MRS... ... middle of paper ... ... Additional alternatives include creams and shampoos may also be used.
The most frequently shared items are chap stick/lip gloss, hair brushes, makeup, and beverages. Reflecting on where these objects come into contact with (mouth, hair, face, and eyes) makes its effortless to understand why it is so easy to transmit microorganisms and disease through them. Head lice is commonly spread this way by sharing hats, hairbrushes, and even towels. It spreads quickly and though it isn’t particularly dangerous and can be remedied through commercially available treatments, it is still inconvenient, uncomfortable, and most importantly it is preventable. Sharing makeup has more hazardous consequential infections such as conjunctivitis, better known as pink eye.
Blood disorders such as anemia and thrombocytopenia... ... middle of paper ... ...n, and the results could not be legible. Although, a study done between the years 1993 and 2000 looked into the use of Iscador (a mistletoe extract) as a therapy in eight-hundred patient treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy. It was found that patents treat with Iscador had fewer adverse events, better relief, and improved survival for cancer compared to patient that had not taken Iscador for treatment. The side effects for using this type of treatment is few to none, in most cases. The most common effect include having chills, inflammation and soreness due to injection, headache, and fever.