Spiritual Healing

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Old cures,other wise known as Folk Medicine,have been used for centuries to aid the sick.Though many advancements have been made in the medical world,folk medicine has survived time and is still used around the world. While something as simple as chicken soup drew controversy among many medical doctors,some have finally come to agree that it has medical benefits, but they're not sure why.Like many of the old cures used during the early years,the old folks didn't know why their boiled herbs worked,but only that they did.Many cultures such as the Indian, Japanese, Mexican, African and many others, were deeply rooted in folk medicines, folklore, voodoo,or old folktales. They didn't know anything about test tubes or pills, but there was the boiling of the roots and leaves;some were even smoked. This form of healing has laid the foundation for what is, and what will be,in the medical Future.My study of Old medical documents;one being an old home medical book dated 1926 by William Evans M D.,shows a close relationship between traditional healing and folk healing. This old book is truly an antique and covers a wide range of old cures like: home remedy for ringworm, pink eye, sore throat, tooth ache, how to get rid of pimples, hives, the history of small pox, scarlet fever, scurvy,malaria symptom, rickets disease,eczema and many other interesting subjects.Many ingredients that were contained in old home remedies are used in todays prescription Drugs. Though these ingredients may be listed under some fancy scientific name, the end result is the same. The Old folk,as they were sometimes called! Would probably change some of these names to something simple like vinegar, corn meal, pine tar, onions, baking soda, salt, peppers, tree bark, roots, corn silk, sassafras,dew berry roof, aspirin; Why aspirin? Because it has been long used as a pain killer,and though mostly…...

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