Does It Cure or Cripple? Some Cases of Alternative Medicine
Recently, we have increasingly started to experiment with everything, whatever comes to hand: our trips, shopping, appearance, and even our health. How is it shown? We suppose many of us are familiar with the term “alternative medicine”. Aromatherapy, acupuncture and further down the list are in many cases the embellished placebo effect, aren’t they? However, we still believe its power. And, if you acknowledge the controversy and ambiguity of these treatments, this article is for you.
Today we will introduce you some treatment methods that may have bypassed you, but which you can try out one day (at least, for coming out of your comfort zone, dude).
Perhaps you still remember the cartoon from the 2×2 channel, Futarama. It began with the clumsy pizza delivery man getting into such a freezer that he only left in the future. You may not believe it, but there is a similar treatment method that is gaining popularity because of its effectiveness.
This treatment method is associated with the beneficial effects of nitrogen on the human body. It has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect, improves immunity and is even used by cosmetologists as a means to combat old age. However, such a procedure is carried out only in strictly controlled conditions, in special salons, and has some precautions to respect. Your home option is hardening the body or dousing with cold water.
It happens that people find the reasons for their failures and shortcomings in bad heredity. You have depression – it means that your ancestors spent hours sadly sitting by the fire. You can’t stop smoking – your great-grandfather lived in Cuba, where they did just that.
However, without jokes, some scientists thought about it and invented gene therapy – an area that is now rapidly developing. Soon it will help us cope with the problems of hereditary diseases and aging. Two main methods are used – ex vivo (experimentation with body tissues transferred to the external environment) and in vivo (modifications carried out inside the cell itself). However, here we can not do without risks – gene modifications can also provoke, for example, the growth of malignant tissues.
The pendant of the company “Q-Link”
A few years ago, Q-Link developed a special pendant that claims to protect you from harmful electromagnetic radiation coming from gadgets, which we now use almost 24 hours a day. The problem is serious, but the solution seems to us a little implausible. Why? The manufacturer also adds to the main function of his product an improvement in well-being, mood, and the addition of energy.
Despite all this, the BBC channel conducted research in 2013, which confirmed the beneficial effect of the pendant on the human body.
Cleansing the wound with insects
Maggots. If you had to go fishing, these cute creatures are familiar to you. They are known for feeding on dead tissue, and therefore are actively used in medicine to cleanse the surface of open wounds.
Despite how shocking the cleansing procedure looks, this therapy has even been officially approved in the USA since 2004. It does not do any harm to the patient, because maggots are not interested in healthy tissues.
Have you ever dreamed of swimming in champagne or, for example, in beer? We hasten to please you, this is also wellness. Therefore, if you want to relax, heal the musculoskeletal system, get enough alcohol and just experiment, feel free to go to the procedure. However, a special dark beer, produced for it, is not recommended for drinking. Such a session of pure enjoyment lasts 20 minutes and is not expensive.