Traditional Treatment Benefits. Traditional medicine in Indonesia has long been done and has been a good culture in this country. Traditional medicine can be done through the herb (medicinal plants and fruits are considered beneficial great to maintain health and treat various diseases), healing form of massage with techniques continue to evolve, and how and other techniques that have been proven to be very beneficial for patients disease without having to deal with drugs containing chemicals
Traditional treatments often proven suitable to treat certain diseases are common and often found in the community, even the usefulness sometimes - sometimes better than modern medicine. Group of diseases that are often treated with traditional ways including; colds, abdominal pain, sore throat, cough, headache, menstrual pain, mild diarrhea, fatigue and disruption caused due to feeling depressed.
Traditional treatment security levels are generally safer than modern medicine in terms that the level of traditional medicine is generally not too loud. Traditional medicine for cold is safer than modern medicine squirted into the nose or hard drugs such as antibiotics. Even the use of antibiotics too often can harm and impacts the efficacy no longer the drugs for patients. Diseases such as mild diarrhea safer cured by drinking hot tea without sugar and drink lots rather than using drugs such as antibiotics. Hard drugs such as antibiotics and others are better used only for severe disease course; minor illnesses do not require harsh drugs. Treatment with prescription drugs often cause danger or risk greater
Economical in terms of traditional medicine is considered cheaper than modern medicines. For example a lot of eating nutritious food and vitamins from fruits and vegetables is better and cheaper than taking vitamin tablets of varying and vitamin injections. Vitamin tablets can cause adverse effects if consumed too much. If we look carefully many modern medicines derived from traditional medicine practices such as quinine comes from cinchona that have been used previously for the treatment of malaria since, processed into pills and used in modern medicine today.
Traditional medicine has its limitations, typically less suitable for certain diseases classified as severe and malignant diseases that harm patients. Diseases are considered severe illnesses including; Tuberculosis, tetanus, diarrhea and vomiting, appendicitis, pneumonia, typhoid, meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain), dengue fever, rabies, malaria, tumor and so on.
Traditional medicine can be beneficial and safe to use only if the user has actually know that traditional medicine was really safe and know how to use it, because for the majority of leaves or bark are used for traditional medicine when used in small quantities (bit) can be a cure, but the use of large amounts can contains poison and endanger patients. Such as treatment with rotting meat or feces of animals and even human excrement is a high-risk treatment that causes tetanus. One important factor of traditional medicine that uses natural ingredients must be absolutely sure that the people who treat their expertise have been recognized and trusted community.
The traditional treatment of patients with the consent of her family gets the examination and determination of disease (diagnosis) by traditional health experts are usually based on the general agreement in which the physician, the patient and his family talk about the disease and the determination of healing together. With the participation of patients and their families in the treatment process and determining the type of treatment and its ways to foster an attitude of confidence in the ability of experts such treatment in addition useful for patients and their families to understand the performance of drugs and really know how to use them so that the risks and possibilities which is not expected to be avoided.