Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ancient Healing Becoming More Popular

Ayurveda is an ancient holistic system of medicine and natural healing from India, and is the oldest known form of health care in the world.We can find historical evidence of Ayurveda in the ancient books of wisdom known as the Vedas, written over 6,000 years ago, of which only a small portion is available to us from that time.

Tibetan medicine and traditional Chinese medicine both have their roots in Ayurveda. Early Greek medicine also embraced many concepts originally described in the classical Ayurvedic medical texts. Ayurveda has been used and practiced throughout the subcontinent, Indonesia and many other countries in the surrounding region for thousands of years, although it was often suppressed during various occupations in those areas.

Recently the western world, particularly Europe and the United States, has become increasingly fascinated with and interested in Ayurvedic medicine.

I grow up using holistic medicine. Whenever me and my siblings are sick my mother always gathers many medicinal plants and herbs to cure us. There are time that we need to drink boiled roots and leaves until we get better. They grow all this plants around their house in Philippines. They have cure for flu, cold, cough, headache, constipation, diarrhea and a lot more. Pharmaceutical companies will never make any money off them.

I wish I can plant all these medicinal plant in my property too. But sad to say, I can't plus I don't even know where I can find these plants. Then the pharmaceutical companies can't make money from us either. Did you know that you can't buy Vitamin C over the counter anymore in CANADA? Yup, now who is making money out of Vitamin C?

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