The manufacturing of homeopathic medicines from natural tinctures favors more than three thousand patients each year in the province of Holguin, as part of the programs to counteract the deficit of industrial drugs.
The homeopathic medicines are made from plants such as onion, belladonna, chamomile and arnica, with proven calming and stimulating effects, which improve the patient's general condition and strengthen the immune system.
Esperanza Gilling, director of the Provincial Center of Homeopathy and Floral Remedies, said to the ACN news agency that these medications are not a cure, but help to improve the quality of life for people with rheumatic, articular and menstrual pains, bronchial asthma and rhinitis.
She stressed that homeopathy allows greater mobility in the muscles and the relief of cramps, dizziness, shortness of breath and headache.
The homeopathic treatments also extend to elderly and severely disabled people, who may suffer falls, back pain and circulatory conditions, due to advanced age or the effects of neurological diseases, she added.
Estrella Rodríguez, a patient of the institution since its foundation in 2000, said that the treatment with these products has improved her arthritis, experiencing a relief in the mobility of her hands.
Natural and traditional medicine was recognized in 1978 by the World Health Organization and is applied in Cuba as an alternative to avoid the complications associated with the use of drugs in the treatment of nervous and degenerative diseases.
On the Caribbean island there are other centers dedicated to homeopathic therapy in the provinces of Havana, Villa Clara, Granma and Guantanamo, as a method to comply with the Guideline 129 of the Economic and Social Policy of the Party and the Revolution, which defines the technique as a priority within the health system.