RESEARCH

With the name of traditional indigenous medicine is included the set of ancestral knowledge about health and disease belonging to the original peoples of our planet.
It is a rich and complex field of knowledge and healing practices, used to diagnose, conserve and recover health, which have not been sufficiently or properly respected, studied or understood by the “western culture” and rather usually underestimated and demerited treating them as “Superstitions” and in the best of cases their successes have been attributed to the placebo effect.
However, a non-judgmental approach puts us in front of a body of legitimate knowledge and with enormous potential when it comes to helping a human being in the care of his integral health (physical, mental and spiritual).
The growing interest of the scientific community in studying the Traditional Medicines of the world is the reflection of a global process, observed for some decades, of approach and opening of the western culture towards concepts and methodologies for the health coming from the different cultures.
We believe that there is no single discipline that is the panacea and can address all corners of the human being, without weak points.
In this context, it is of fundamental importance to have rigorous and reliable information that serves those who work and make decisions in the field of health and public policies.
Scientific research has the fundamental role of generating such information. In addition, we understand that the affinities of each person must be loved and honored. That is, consulted and taken into account when proposing a discipline to address their situation.
To improve the evaluation of our proposal and contribute to the understanding of our work from a broader perspective, Hermanosis has standardized its processes by creating a computerized system for the collection, storage and management of therapeutic and clinical information. This instrument, in addition to creating favorable conditions in terms of accessibility, rigor and quality of information that allow to raise and carry out scientific studies on the use of plants in therapeutic contexts, serves as support for therapists in the daily work of monitoring their patients and clinical cases.
The model of therapeutic work of Hermanosis, whose originality and effectiveness has interested researchers in Anthropology, Ethnology, Medicine, Psychology and Psychiatry has been studied (here the link Jacobo thesis). The empirical observation has been able to verify the high efficiency of traditional ancestral treatments to treat different imbalances. We are in any case in need of a validation of our protocol by the international scientific community. For this reason several initiatives will be launched.
Projects in progress:

Study on PTSD and Traditional Amazonian Medicine.
Study on MTA and comprehensive health care with native bush plants in Spain.