We live in a busy world, when almost everyone likes to take things at your fingertips. We live in a world where fast food, remote control, TV, cars, gasoline and electricity are a prerequisite. The modernization has its own convenience, but it has its own disadvantages. It makes us become busy all the time with all the details, so we do not have the time to study new things.
Take, for example, the practice of medicine today. A patient comes in, and, after examination and medical history being bombarded with a handful of pills to take with illegible writing prescription. The same applies to the second patient, with the other ailments then the third patient it goes on.
Modern medicine is so monotonous that doctors seem too busy to investigate alternative ways on how to promote good health and wellness.Few of us doctors realize the importance of alternative medicine, and this is how spaces for future research and the formulation of custom protocols for the individual patient are opened. We think of alternative medicine treatments “charlatans”, but once we stop to study and examine in detail, we can learn from it and apply it to our practice?
Alternative medicine has been defined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) which is a form of healing practice that is “used instead of conventional medicine, which include using a special diet to treat cancer instead of surgery and chemotherapy or radiation that it has been recommended by a doctor who practive conventional medicine that is very different from complementary medicine.
It is a healing practice that is used in conjunction with standard medical care, for example, the use of acupuncture to help with side effects of cancer treatment; or integrative medicine. It is a preventive and comprehensive approach to care that involves the patient’s mind, body and spirit. It combines standard medical treatments with CAM which have shown the most promising.” These three concepts are grouped together as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
No Americans use alternative or complementary medicine in their daily life, do you think so. NCCAM has reported that in 2007 only in the United States, 38 percent of adults (about 1 in 9) and about 12 percent of children (about 1 in 9) are using complementary medicine and alternative. It has also been found that CAM use is higher among women and those with higher education levels and higher incomes.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is divided into four main categories:
- Biologically based practices,
- Energy handling
- Body-based practices.
In addition to this the alternative and complementary medicine involves comprehensive medical systems in the form of homeopathic medicine. It works to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself; it is a Traditional Chinese medicine, which uses herbs, meditation and massage to obtain a balance in the body.
The other alternative treatment is Ayurveda, which originated in India; and naturopathic medicine, which is compatible with the body’s ability to heal itself by using changes in diet and lifestyle, along with herbs, massage and joint manipulation.
Trust naturopathic medicine in the healing power of nature, and avoid synthetic drugs, radiation, and major surgery. It emphasizes the importance of preventive medicine, ie disease prevention through a healthy and stress free life.
In this world of pollution, garbage, junk food, mutations in bacterial and viral genes, the practice of naturopathic medicine among health professionals is essential.
Synthetic drugs are only part of the traditional medical system that treats patients as a group, not as an individual. Have you ever wondered why, as the practice of health professionals, some patients seem to be better than others? This has nothing to do with compliance, the risk stratification, with many patients compliant and many young, healthy patients die.
This only proves the fact that each of us has a unique genetic makeup. Each patient is unique, so that patient care must be individualized and not commercialized for mass consumption. Therefore, we must prepare the way for revolutionary medicine-medicine that changes as the world changes; medicine that is not stagnant, but is adaptable to change, dynamic and patient-oriented.
The latest development in naturopathic medicine is plant stem cells therapy. Plant stem cells are a form of therapy that uses extracts from buds, young shoots and young roots. These plant parts were chosen to be made into extracts because it is believed to be the center of power plant and therefore are the main source of therapeutic effects.
The parts are of the plant are made into stem cells, it also differ from the adult plant parts because they are less exposed to toxins and pollution. The plant stem cells contain much biologic energy, the genetic information for future plants.
Plant stem cells also have a lot of precious substances such as growth hormones, including auxins, gibberellins, ethylene, abscisic acid, cytokinins, nucleic acids, minerals, trace elements, flavonoids, vitamins and enzymes. Plant stem cells contain auxin, which are plant hormones were discovered by Charles Darwin in 1880.
These stimulate cell growth and strengthen the immune system plant stem cells. These plant stem cells also contain indoleacetic Acud that helps regenerate tissues and reduces inflammation. The stem cells of the plants also contain gibberellin that is important stimulating of the synthesis of RNA and proteins. Cytokine’s found in plant stem cells protect cells as they progress in the process of cell division, so they are promising in cancer therapy.
The properties called Abscisic acid are also found in plant stem cells which create resistance to stress. Therefore, it is not surprising that plant stem cells are being used for athletes, growth problems in children, replacement therapy for aging, adjunct to wound healing.
The plant stem cells therapy increases exercise endurance, facilitates healing after illnesses and hospitalizations. Plant stem cells reverses the aging of the skin and body, muscles of companies, reduces weight and body fat, improves memory, improves vision, makes the skin soft, smooth and firm skin, reverses osteoporosis due its osteoblastic action, and improves sleep.
Thus plant stem cells are a revolutionary type of therapy in the field of complementary and alternative medicine.
First, it is because plant stem cells as a form of naturopathic treatment, makes the doctor practice the adage “primum non nocere” (first, do no harm), as this type of therapy is effective still poses the least risk to humans.
Second, plant stem cells compatible with the healing power of nature inherent in every human being. The third is that plant stem cells remove the causes of disease and does not suppress and eliminate the symptoms only, unlike synthetic drugs.
Fourth, plant stem cells make the doctor a teacher and a researcher, and encouraging you to take full responsibility for the health of a patient and not delegate it to pharmaceutical companies that do not recognize their patients as individuals but as where a herd of people could throw their pills without recognizing their specific individual needs.
Fifthly, plant stem cells to treat the person and emphasize the condition of health to promote wellness and prevent diseases for the individual, the community and the world.