Tips to Prepare for a Surgery

It is common for a person to worry about a variety of things when told by the doctor that a surgical procedure is required to treat the underlying medical condition. Whether the required surgery is major or minor, people usually get stressed-out and become fearful both about the surgical procedure and its consequences. Many people get scared even on thinking about the anesthesia given before the surgery. If it is the first time that you are about to be operated, then it is normal that you are much tensed up and are unable to carry out your normal routine in a relaxed manner. To face the surgery successfully, you have to acquaint yourself with the surgical procedure that you are going to have and prepare yourself both mentally and physically. Following are some helpful tips to prepare for a surgery that you can adopt before going under the knife –

Seek a Second Opinion – Is Surgery the Only Option?

If your physician or surgeon has advised a surgical procedure, then don’t hesitate to consult other physicians or surgeons before going under the knife. It might be that surgery is not required at all and your medical condition is treatable through medicines only. Also, there might be a simple surgical procedure available instead of the major surgery recommended by your surgeon. Moreover, you can also try various systems of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) like Homeopathy, Ayurveda, herbal medicine, etc. before finally deciding in favor of surgery.

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Musk Deer – Vanishing of the Exquisite Scent!

This paper discusses the threatened condition of musk deer with focus on taxonomy of musk deer, distribution of musk deer, production of musk, uses of musk both as a perfume and medicine, trade of musk, and conservation status of musk deer. The author of this paper aims to emphasize the exquisiteness of the musk secretion both as a perfume and medicine, and hence, the need to save the musk deer from getting extinct.

The musk deer is best acknowledged for its extraordinarily pleasant perfumed secretion known as the musk. This secretion ranks among the most valuable natural products in the world both for its fragrance and medicinal virtues, and has played the most important role in the decline of the population of musk deer on this planet. The rampant hunting of musk deer for international trade of musk products has resulted in the vanishing of the exquisite scent at an accelerated rate.

Taxonomy / Classification of Musk Deer

Musk deer are deer-like animals belonging to the family Moschidae of the order Artiodactyla under the class Mammalia. The following species of musk deer (genus Moschus) have been recognized, viz. –

Moschus moschiferus –
It is also known as Siberian musk deer or Taiga musk deer.

M. berezovskii – It is also known as Forest musk deer, Chinese Forest musk deer, South China Forest musk deer, or Dwarf musk deer.

M. chrysogaster – It is also known as Alpine musk deer.

M. leucogaster – It is also recognized by the name of Himalayan musk deer.

M. cupreus – It is also recognized by the name of Kashmir musk deer.

M. anhuiensis – Moschus anhuiensis is also known as Anhui musk deer.

M. fuscus – Moschus fuscus is also recognized by the name of Black musk deer or Dusky musk deer.

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Essence of Electro-Homeopathy

Electro-Homeopathy or Electro-Homoeopathy or Electro Homeopathy is an alternative system of medicine founded by an Italian named Count Cesar Mattei in the nineteenth century. The term “Electro-Homeopathy” is derived from “Electro” + “Homeopathy”. The term “Electro-Homeopathy” has been used by Count Cesar Mattei to describe his complementary system of medicine because his system of therapeutics is based on the Homeopathic system of medicine and makes use of the active principles of medicinal plants described as “Vegetable Electricity” by him. Electro Homeopathy is also called Electropathy.

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Father of Human Pharmacology

Updated – November, 2014

Father of Human Pharmacology

Truth of Homeopathy Revealed

“Homeopathic remedies are well beyond the thinking realm of the modern medical science. The efficacy of the Homeopathic remedies in human diseases is confirmed by the successful clinical results that cannot be attained by the means of placebo.  The power of Homeopathic medicines is assessed by the experiments on the healthy human beings (called “Provings of Remedies” in Homeopathic jargon).

Moreover, as the Homeopathic remedies successfully treat the diseases of infants and diseases of the animals, it becomes clear that the probability of any sort of placebo effect does not exist. The placebo effect cannot be cited, by any rational and unbiased mind, as the reason behind the successful treatment of numerous types of diseases, both of simple and complex pathologies, by homeopathic remedies in billions of people around the world since the inception of Homeopathy more than 200 years ago.

The modern science of chemical analysis fails to detect any molecules of active substance because what is left in a homeopathic preparation is only the essence of the actual chemical (drug or medicine), that is to say, only the imprints of medicine in the form of the energy of the medicine.”  –  Dr Aditya Sardana (aka adidarwinian)

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Hahnemann – Father of Human Pharmacology!!!

Dr. Aditya Sardana (aka Adidarwinian), the author of this post, is the first one in the history of medicine to name Samuel Hahnemann as the “Father of Human Pharmacology“. Hahnemann can be truly be regarded as the “Father of Human Pharmacology”, as he did not experiment with rats, guinea pigs, and other laboratory animals but directly with the most advanced form of life in the animal kingdom, that is, Homo sapiens sapiens. This method of experimentation of medical substances directly on the human beings is called the Proving method. Samuel Hahnemann was the fist one, known in the history of medicine, to conduct such direct experiments in a fully systematic way. Therefore, author feels that this honor of “Father of Human Pharmacology” is fully justified.

Samuel Hahnemann is regarded as the “Founder of Homeopathy“ and the “Father of Homeopathy”. Homeopathy is based on the Law of Similars or Similia Similibus Curentur (click here to know what is Homeopathy and the Law of Simlars?). Hahnemann was a known physician and pharmacist of his time. He called his medicines – “Remedies” – and prescribed then in the forms which came to be known as Potencies, Dilutions, and Triturations.

Hahnemann’s method of converting therapeutically inert substances into therapeutically active remedies was a “Landmark in Medicine” in itself.