Scrapings or "kerokan" is very famous in Indonesia. Almost people use Scrapings as a good way to treat cold in Indonesia. I think we want to ask related to scrapings or kerokan. Can kerokan or scraping treat cold? Is dangerous or not? Is it myth or fact? You may have those questions if you think about kerokan.
During this time, many people have assumption that scrapings can treat cold. After doing kerokan using the oil from the neck, chest, and back, the people believe that the cold will be disappeared or eliminated.
In other words, it can be said that Kerokan is the appropriate method and the powerful way to eliminate the cold. Kerokan is the first choice when people in Indonesia get the cold. This method, kerokan, is the first thing that comes up in their mind when having cold.
The Myth of Kerokan
What is a myth? It is the belief related to something without having any scientific proof. Kerokan as a method to cure cold in Indonesia can be a myth firstly.
They just believe that kerokan is able to treat cold without having any knowledge or scientific proof. In other words, based on the information they get, kerokan is the best way to treat the cold.
Because of that myth, they do not need to prove with the scientific truth in accordance with medical or health fact. Why? It is because the result has proved that kerokan is able to treat cold.
They might think that what they need is a result of doing kerokan, not a scientific proof. If we talk about a myth in the health, it is not enough to see on the fact. Actually the myth related to kerokan is not enough. It should be proved scientifically.
The Fact of Kerokan
Kerokan, as an appropriate way to cure the cold, is not enough to see just on the result. It should be proved scientifically.
According to the doctor, kerokan is the good way to treat cold. It has been proved scientifically. Kerokan is the activity to stimulate the defense system and the immunity of the body through induction of local inflammation.
By inflammation through kerokan, the vessel of the blood will widen shortly. At that time, the factors of the body defense such as interferon and tumor necrosis will be active.
Because of that reason, the immune system will rise up to treat and control the virus or the disease that can make people sick. Moreover, if the virus is detected as something dangerous, it can be changed or transformed into biologically useful material.
Of course, that material is very useful for the body. However, you should pay attention that Kerokan has negative side even though the positive side is bigger that the negative side. You need to know the negative side of kerokan.
The risk of kerokan is that it can open the pores where the virus and the bacteria will come into the body easily.
However, it can happen for the people who have a weak immunity because they suffer a certain disease. For you who do not suffer any disease, Kerokan can be an appropriate method to treat cold.