• HOMEOPATHY

    “by similars a disease arises and by administering similars people regain their health from sickness”
    Hippocrates (5th Century BC)
  • PHYTOTHERAPY

    “Nature is the healer of all disease”
    Hippocrates (5th Century BC)
    Phytotherapy originates in man’s first steps for treatment in the beginning of time.
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  • ACUPUNCTURE

    Acupuncture is an ancient medical system partly based on TAO philosophy as well as on long observation and practice.

PHYTOTHERAPY

“Nature is the healer of all disease”
Hippocrates (5th Century BC)
Phytotherapy originates in man’s first steps for treatment in the beginning of time.
The environment, nature, of which man is part, is the first laboratory for producing medicines. “Nature is the healer of all disease”, said Hippocrates.

The first written report on plant collection for remedy reasons was translated from cuneiform and is attributed to the Sumerians of 4000 BC. Other written reports were discovered in China and Mesopotamia (3000 BC), in Egypt (2500 BC) and of course in Greece before and after Hippocrates, later with Dioscurides, Galenos etc to our days.

The history of Phytotherapy has been basically the history of Pharmaceutics, at least until World War II.

Phytotherapy, after a short 20-30 year period of decadence (the years of the “chemical revolution” in medicine, namely after World War II, until the end of the 60’s), comes again more and more into use and its scientific value is redefined thanks to the new technological capabilities and clinical experience.

Chemical medicine started (and continues) with isolating the plants’ drastic molecules to be able to reproduce them in laboratory conditions. Nevertheless, it has never been able to imitate nature perfectly (e.g. “scurvy” has never been cured using synthetic vitamin C, but the natural vitamin found in fruit and vegetables). Now that the initial enthusiasm of chemistry, the “magic pill” of the years 1945 to 1965 has abated, it makes more and more scientists turn to look for natural solutions compatible with our human nature.

Phytotherapy can help the ailing person in various levels, by acting either through symptoms or more deeply and causally. It can reduce the symptoms in chronic diseases through mechanisms of detoxification and relieving organs and tissues. It can contribute to the smooth functioning of the human body (functional diseases) by strengthening, balancing, stimulating the immune system etc.

Phytotherapy is used either as a supplementary treatment to some other natural medical methods (Homeopathy, Acupuncture, etc) or in combination with the conventional “chemical” medicine, or even as a stand-alone treatment.

In order for drugs created from plants to be more effective, we use the whole body of the plant or part of it (flowers, leaves, trunk, crust, root etc). That’s why they contain all their elements, maintain their “personality” and they are naturally not as “innocent” as most people think and, accordingly, they should be avoided in case there is no specialist doctor’s prescription.

AROMATOTHERAPY consists a branch of Phytotherapy and a supplementary treatment, with a history that begins before 2000 BC. Its applications concern both physical and mental health. Essential and vegetalantimicrobial oils stimulate the senses, soothe, invigorate, balance, and give pleasure and content. They are also used as natural substances, while fortifying the immune system.

 
 
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