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Science in Ancient Egypt Mathematics and Medicine

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1 Science in Ancient Egypt Mathematics and Medicine

2 the Emergence of Egyptian mathematics Egyptian mathematics arose from the needs of office work and economic life. The Egyptians used the non-positional decimal counting system, which used special characters to indicate numbers 1, 10, 100, etc. Egyptian mathematics arose from the needs of office work and economic life. The Egyptians used the non-positional decimal counting system, which used special characters to indicate numbers 1, 10, 100, etc.

3 Operated only simple fractions with numerator 1. Operated only simple fractions with numerator 1. From the Middle Kingdom witnessed the repositories, which offer solutions. From the Middle Kingdom witnessed the repositories, which offer solutions. Most of the problems arose from practical needs. Most of the problems arose from practical needs. Continue reading

Medicinal plants and their use

Medicinal plants is a huge treasure which people have used for thousands of years in its history. Even now, in the era of rapid development of chemistry and biotechnology, medicines from plants is about half of all drugs used in medicine. And despite notable advances achieved in recent times by the pharmaceutical industry, medicinal plants occupy an important place in the medical Arsenal.

There are the following types of herbs: official medicinal plants and plants used in folk medicine. The first type includes plants used as raw material for the manufacture of drugs. The second group is part of a huge list of medicinal plants, not recognized by official medicine, but is widely used to treat ailments around the world.

Especially actively use recipes from medicinal plants in poor countries where conventional medicine is simply not available to the broad masses of the population.

The history of medicinal plants

The human use of herbal medicines has a long history. Probably, people started to use plants for healing ailments and wounds another before he began to use them for food. Our ancestors began to use the healing properties of medicinal plants, relying not on knowledge and experience, and on cutey animal intuition.

Studying sites of ancient people, archaeologists often find special tools for the preparation of medicines from plants. The first written evidence of the use of medicinal properties of plants found in Ancient Assyria. Most active medicinal plants used by the physicians of Ancient Egypt. Continue reading

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The Swiss government yielded to public pressure and issued a decree according to which from the funds of public health insurance are allowed to pay for the treatment using “additional”, i.e. alternative medicine. However, the permission is granted with several qualifications: approved only five types of alternative therapies and only for the period until 2017. Within six years, the state will conduct independent research, which should reveal the effectiveness or uselessness of these therapies. Based on the results of the study will be a final decision.

Supporters of alternative medicine this decision is made by the liking, and proponents of evidence-based medicine are sounding the alarm. They believe that in this way the state expresses approval of questionable methods of healing.

Now in Switzerland registered activity 17 200 alternative doctors, this is the highest number per capita among all countries of the world. In 2009, 67% of the electorate, taking advantage of the system of dispute settlement through a referendum, voted for the inclusion of five types of alternative treatment in the list approved for state insurance.

It includes homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese herbal practices, Anthroposophical medicine (the famous councils of lecanorae by the mistletoe) and neural therapy (treatment by injection of local anesthetics in areas near nerve centres). Continue reading

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