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Phytotherapy

Phytotherapy is the study of the use of extracts from natural origin as medicines or health-promoting agents. Traditional phytotherapy is often used as synonym for herbalism and regarded as “alternative medicine” by much of Western medicine. Modern phytotherapy when critically conducted, can be considered the scientific study on the effects and clinical use of herbal medicines. link page 

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YOGA as THERAPHY

YOGA as THERAPHY
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“Yoga therrapy Course is an excellent , well structured program for Yoga Teachers who aspire to focus on Yoga as Therapy for ailments of body and mind. The lectures delivered by both professional Alopathy, Ayurevdiic doctors and the Yoga Threapy Teachers were very informative explaning in detail the cause of the disease, and the ways to take care of each disease through Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Yoga. I would definitely recommend this Program.”

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Aromatherapy

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Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person’s mood, cognitive function or health. The effectiveness of aromatherapy is yet to be scientifically proven, however some evidence exists that essential oils may have therapeutic potential.[1]

Since some essential oils such as tea tree[2] have demonstrated anti-microbial effects, it has been suggested that they may be useful for the treatment of infectious diseases. The evidence base for the efficacy of aromatherapy used to treat medical conditions remains poor with a particular paucity of methodologically rigorous studies[3].  [wikipedia]

Aromatherapy is the ancient science of healing, relaxing and energizing by the use of plants and their parts.

The roots, barks, flowers, fruits, seeds and nuts play a crucial part in this science. It is one of the more popular branches of alternative medicines. The word aromatherapy is derived from two words aroma which means smell and therapy which stands for healing.

Essential oils form the basis of aromatherapy. These essentials oils are the extracts of plants and their parts and form their life force. These oils are extracted by the means of steam distillation, cold expression, or fixed oil or alcohol extraction.

They are highly concentrated and should not be used directly. These oils can be blended together and this blend is called synergy. The synergy is more potent than the individual oils combined.

To reduce the potency of these oils, you can dilute them by mixing them with carrier oils.

These oils affect your mood. They enter through our olfactory system and affect the nervous system, thus improving mood and relaxing or energizing us.

This helps is alleviating stress and speeding up healing. These essential oils also have cosmetic properties and can be used in skincare and hair care products.  Many of these oils have known anti-viral, antifungal and antiseptic properties. They are also used in household products for cleaning and antiseptic uses.

These oils can be inhaled, massaged onto your body, added to the bath or shower or sprayed in the room.

The essential oils used in aromatherapy are the life force of the plants from which they have been extracted. These oils can be massaged on your body, inhaled, added to your bath or sprayed in the air. When you take “Aromatherapy massage” with the essential oils, these oils are absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin. [see aromatherapies]

Maggot therapy

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A randomised controlled trial on maggot therapy (Larval therapy for leg ulcers (VenUS II): randomised controlled trial) was published in this week’s British Medical Journal. The researchers’ conclusion:

Larval therapy did not improve the rate of healing of sloughy or necrotic leg ulcers or reduce bacterial load compared with hydrogel but did significantly reduce the time to debridement and increase ulcer pain.

Seen in the BBC as this:

Maggots may not have the miracle healing properties that have been claimed, a UK study suggests.