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Where did the shamans?

“Since the beginning of the twentieth century ethnologists used to not too accurate use of concepts such as shaman, medicine man, magician or a wizard to define some entities, endowed with magical-religious powers and found in all “primitive” society. Since then, this terminology has extended to research in the field of religious history of “civilized” peoples. Say, for example, about Indian, Iranian, German, Chinese, and even Babylonian shamanism, meaning “primitive” elements in the respective religions. If the word “shaman” to indicate every magician, sorcerer, healer or mystic, mentioned in the history of religions and religious Ethnology, we eventually get a very complex and at the same time, an imprecise concept, the benefit of which is questionable because there is already the terms “mage” and “warlock” to refer to concepts as diverse as it is vague, such as magic or primitive mysticism.

Magic and magicians we see are almost all over the world, whereas shamanism is a particular magical “profession”, which we highlight in particular: “the taming of the fire”, a magical flight, etc. For this reason, though the shaman is, among other things, also a magician, not every magician can be defined as a shaman. The same applies to shamanic healings: each witch doctor is a healer, but the shaman has its own special methods. As for simanskiene of ecstasy, they do not exhaust all varieties of ecstatic experiences, recorded in the history of religions and religious Ethnology. Therefore, each ecstatic cannot be considered a shaman: the shaman is a specialist in trance during which his soul, as is commonly believed, leaves the body to ascend to the Sky or descend to Hell. Continue reading

Seaweed – the benefits and harms

Laminaria is a seaweed, known as kelp, belongs to the brown algae. Particularly appreciated her for all the vitamins and nutrients contained in the seaweed easily digestible. The content is more than 40 vitamins in cabbage taken from the sea, helps to rejuvenate the body and prolong life. Regular consumption of seaweed slows down the development of sclerosis.

The healing properties of laminaria are prized in many corners of the globe. About its beneficial effects on the human body were known in Ancient China and Japan. Today, this exotic product is on the menu for everyone, who wants to be healthy.

Maritime occupant to 20 % consists of fructose, rich in polysaccharides. If we talk about the side effects from taking seaweed, they are not, if properly prepared and consumed seaweed in moderation. Famous seaweed antibacterial properties, its composition similar to the composition of medicinal mud, and is therefore suitable for the treatment of inflammatory processes of female bodies. Sea Kale can be bought in dried form, pickled and frozen in blocks, in this case it retains all its natural qualities, the less useful it is in the form of canned food.

Green or brown algae grows in the Northern seas and the sea of Japan large belts, reaching a length of 13 meters. Not everyone likes the taste of morganaposted, she smells of sea water, in this case, instead of salt sprinkle food powder from it. The scent becomes less noticeable, and the benefits are invaluable. In the kelp contains almost all essential amino acids (alanine, aspartic and glutamic amino acids) are not connected, they are well assimilated by the human body. Continue reading

Chronic cryptogenic hepatitis treatment of folk ways

Chronic hepatitis ( polietiologic inflammation of the liver ) is one of the most common chronic liver diseases. This is a long term illness ( 6 months or more ), is characterized by lobular and vascular architectonics of the liver.

Clinical symptoms of hepatitis depends on the severity of the inflammatory process and duration of the disease. In children and adults display a similar pattern: increased fatigue and weakness even with minimal physical activity, irritability. In some cases, headache and sleep disturbances, lethargy and sweating.

Dysfunction of the liver often lead to heaviness in the right hypochondrium, bloating and stomach pain, nausea, disorders of the chair. Dull pain in right side and in the stomach after eating and physical exertion can also be a sign of hepatitis.

Jaundice is among the main signs of chronic hepatitis. It can appear only in severe cases of viral hepatitis which leads to cirrhosis, and in rare cases of chronic cholestatic hepatitis.

Patients in half of the cases bruising ( on the legs and body ), brief epistaxis. Two thirds of cases – seadistamine ( stars, kapillyarity ).

The main symptom of the disease – enlarged liver ( 95% of people with this diagnosis ), sometimes it may be the only clinical manifestation.

Diagnosis of chronic hepatitis is based on total clinical picture, laboratory tests to assess the functional state of the liver, liver ultrasound and biopsy. Continue reading

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