The Galenic Non-Naturals

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The Galenic “non-naturals” in today’s world can be described as patients controlling: their food intake and what they drink, the amount of sleep they get and when they wake up, amount of exercise compared to rest, normal regularity, and their mental health/stability. All of these played a big role in how Galen produced his type of disease treatments. Most of these in that medical era became known as bleeding, purging, cupping, blistering, starving, and taking high doses of medicines. Galen thought that disease could be treated by bleeding patients out for several times a week, as this would rid them of the condition. He also felt that mixed drugs were an important part of treatment because then all of the ingredients are getting at the

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