The strangest of Japanese tradition


Japanese medicine in its modern form is a combination of high technology and traditional methods of folk medicine.

This approach by the physicians of the land of the Rising Sun called complex, and it is directed not at the treatment of particular diseases, and on search and elimination of failures in the human body. Modern followers of Hippocrates as well as their ancestors and believe that only a holistic diagnosis of the body will find out the true cause of the disease, after which you can start to treat it.

High technology

Robot surgeons are the future. But the pace of development of STP and the boldness of human thought convince us that it’s not mount Fuji. Today Japanese medicine has the most modern fleet of equipment, nanotechnology, and the first important article of Japanese investment in the clinics is the technical equipment. In this matter Japan is in first place in the world, after all, than proud and boast in Europe or the USA, in Japan have long been exploited, and some “innovative technology” is considered obsolete even here.

The who statistics are objective and nathanwaterhouse, and according to her, Japan ranks first by the number of magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography in clinics and hospitals in the country per capita. And it’s only a pair of positions, where Japan is the recognized world leader. Other voice does not make sense – hundreds of them.

But the most telling factor is the efficiency of Japanese medicine is the life expectancy of the indigenous population. The Japanese live the longest in the world: men are on average 80 years, and women to 86.

Public policy

But, in addition, that the head of the Japanese differ in intelligence and wit, in the blood of this nation orderliness and discipline, and respect to the concept of “citizen”. The state does not allow the industry to free swimming, it controls and regulates the activity structure and ensures accessibility of medical services for the population.

Despite the fact that about 80% of health centres and clinics in the country are privately owned, the tariffs for services are established by the state, so for patients there is no difference where to go in case of illness. The prices are the same everywhere. The same goes for the staff salaries, the state set rates regardless of the ownership form of the medical institution.

The government controls and citizens who have compulsory health insurance, covering up to 70% of treatment costs. As the price of medical services, they are about the same as in Europe and the USA, but the quality is often higher. Especially developed in Japan such branches of medicine like cardiology, neurosurgery, reproductive medicine, aesthetic medicine.

The charity is also an important part of public policy. In each clinic there are days when you can get doctors checkups, get tested for HIV and cancer, as well as undergo preventative treatment for free.

Preventive medicine

As has been said, the Japanese approach to health differs thoroughness, and seeks to find and eliminate the root causes. This, as well as prevention of diseases, provide to the Japanese many years a truly healthy life. Compulsory regular inspections of the population – is also a part of state policy and they are “not slack”, and using the most modern equipment and professional medical staff.

The health of the nation and promotes the philosophy inherent in Japanese culture, which also includes aspects such as diet (remember the preference of Japanese food – rice with seafood), sports and lifestyle in General. Of course, in Japan, there is stress, where do without them in the modern world, but especially of religion, aimed at contemplation, many provide a worldview conducive to both spiritual and physical health.

Unity with nature

Part of Japanese philosophy – a complete unity with nature. Many Japanese, although residents are technically the most developed country and have as disciplined citizens with health insurance, I sincerely believe that no artificially synthesized drug is not able to exert a healing effect equal in strength to the natural action of plants.

Folk medicine in Japan is not driven into hiding, she adjoin on the shelves of traditional pharmacies with the drugs and every Japanese has a choice, he than to be treated: with antibiotics or fruit juice the East, and maybe even the germ of exotic animals.

For example, the Japanese believe (and, for hundreds of years), sea urchin ROE, displays the body of radioactive substances. And Japanese healers along with herbal treatments used psihasteniceskie practice, massage and traditional herbal medicines.

The achievements of Japanese medicine

Civilization came to Japan relatively recently. Even the middle of the NINETEENTH century there prevailed the middle ages with feudal principles of management. And now Japan is such as we know it: with the most advanced technologies, but also committed to tradition, as many centuries ago.

Good or bad is not for us to judge. But, the fact that due to special, purely Japanese approach to life, significantly increased the level of living of the population, and for a hundred years doubled life expectancy – a fact, not disputable.

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