Balinese medicine

Balinese Medicine

Have you ever been curious about Balinese medicine? Would you like to know more about this centuries-old practice? Very few in the West know much about Bali, its religious and spiritual practices, and the unique form of Balinese medicine which developed as a result. If you want to learn more about Balinese medicine, Donna J. Morris speaks from her experience in an article on Balinese medicine at our website.

The practice of Balinese medicine is a complex art whose origins stem from many Asian countries and has been uniquely integrated by the Balinese. It has strong parallels with African medicine, Tibetan medicine and Chinese medicine, as well as the Ayurvedic medicine of India. In Bali, many factors are thought to contribute to disease. In addition to emotional and physical disorders, Balinese medicine addresses attention to the invisible realms around us to deal with complex spiritual and psychological disorders.

Common to many traditional medical systems, those who practice Balinese medicine believe that there are other realms beyond our senses, where disorders may arise. Although this perspective is not generally found in modern Western thought, it is clear that our senses are limited in many ways. There are sections of the light spectrum which we cannot see, and sounds which are above or below our sensory range. Our sense of smell, though extremely powerful, pales in comparison with the capabilities of our pet dogs.

Some Western physicians arrogantly assume that only what we can detect by our senses is "real", but before the advent of microscopes and sophisticated electronic sensors, even the world of bacteria and viruses was once believed to be imaginary. It was not that long ago that physicians who advocated handwashing to prevent disease were ostracized and disparaged by the medical establishment. So, it would be pretentious to dismiss out of hand the possibility of disease eminating from areas which we have not yet explored.

Also unique to Balinese medicine is the extensive use of mantra to assist in the healing process. You can find more about this at the page on Balinese medicine at our website. You may also find material of interest on Chinese Medicine, African medicine, and Oriental herbal medicine, as well as Japanese acupuncture and Chinese acupuncture.

Dr. L.B. Grotte, M.D., was the first physician in Ohio to be board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. He has studied Oriental medicine since 1972 and has practiced Oriental medicine in Cleveland for more than 26 years. Our small practice specializes in creating individualized treatment plans combining Western and Oriental methods. Call us at 440-461-7488 or visit our website for more information, or to make an appointment.

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