HEALTH 1 LESSON 4 complementary and alternative health care modalities

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herbal medicine
the practice of using herbs as treatment for various diseases
ampalaya
bawang
coconut
bayabas
ipil-ipil seeds
lagundi
luya
herbal plants approved by DOH
diabetes
wounds
medicinal uses of ampalaya
.headache, insect bites, rheumatism
.hypertension
.cholesterol
.toothache
medicinal uses of bawang
eczma
medicinal uses of coconut
.diarrhea ans stomachache
.toothache
.natural antiseptic for wounds
medicinal uses of bayabas
intestinal
medicinal uses of ipil-ipil seeds
fever and cough
asthma
medicinal uses of lagundi
.antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic
.gas pain and cough
.rheumatism
medicinal uses of luya
decoctions
infusions
poultices
preparation of medicinal plants
decoctions
done by boiling the roots, stems, and leaves of a plant to extract its medicinal properties
infusions
prepared by allowing the stems, flowers, and leaves to remain in a hot or cold liquid
hot infusions (dried chopped leaves)
cold infusions (fresh leaves)
2 types of infusions and differentiate
poultices
made by heating fresh leaves or flowers, then applying it like an ointment directly onto the wound or affected area
acupuncture
ventosa massage
reflexology
naturopathy
ayurveda
homepathic medicine
biofield therapy
chiropractic
massage
ozone therapy
alternative health care modalities
acupuncture
involves piercing the skin with thin long needles at specific anatomical points to relieve pain or illness
ventosa massage
uses cups that form a vacuum on the skin to promote blood circulation
reflexology
this recognizes the hands and feet having reflex points that when manipulated could produce a physical effect on the body
naturopathy
system that employs a wide range of natural means to restore health.
ayurveda
sanskrit word meaning "the science of life." it is an ancient philosophy based on a deeper understanding of the eternal truths about the human body, mind, and spirit.
homepathic medicine
system based on the theory "like cures like", substances that can cause symptoms in healthy people can also cure symptoms when given in very dilute amounts.
biofield therapy
directs a healing force from an outside source and into the client's body through laying on of hands
chiropractic
involves manipulation of the spine, joints, and soft tissues to relieve musculoskeletal symptoms associated with nerve dysfunction that affects general well-being.
massage
Application of touch and movement to muscles and joints without further manipulation. Relaxes and eliminates waste products from the muscles. Improves blood circulation and metabolism.
ozone therapy
Use of ozone gas to increase the amount of oxygen in the body in order to fight certain diseases.
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