At the turn of 80 – 90s of the last century with the national health system has a real competitor – released ‘underground’ alternative medicine. World healing opposed this system not only a wide range unusual for the Russians methods of healing – the ‘alternative medicine’ was based on very different socio-cultural, economic and organizational grounds.
On the one hand – the European rationalism, materialistic science, its reliance on technological advances rather narrow specialization, ‘safety’, involving careful control over any innovation, commitment laboratory, experimental phase of the work, conducting medical statistics, etc. With another – reliance on the esoteric teachings of the East or reclamation on the experience of folk medicine, an appeal to transcendent forces or unknown to the laws of the universalism of the healer, ready-to-use tools and healing techniques, the mechanism of their impact on the patient is unknown or at least obscure nor sick, nor him who applies them.
On the one hand standardized, comprehensive health education provided by public universities, postgraduate, diplomas, and degrees, courses of improvement of qualification. With another – the mysterious path of discipleship, datirovannaja knowledge and skills from healers to selected students (sometimes inherited), the absence of any universally recognised certificates confirming the qualifications of the healer. Continue reading