Gardening

Publication Title: 
Explore (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: Psycho-oncological care, including spiritual care, is essential for cancer patients. Integrated medicine, a therapy combining modern western medicine with various kinds of complementary and alternative medicine, can be appropriate for the spiritual care of cancer because of the multidimensional characteristics of the spirituality. In particular, therapies that enable patients to establish a deeper contact with nature, inspire feelings of life and growth of plants, and involve meditation may be useful for spiritual care as well as related aspects such as emotion.

Author(s): 
Nakau, Maiko
Imanishi, Jiro
Imanishi, Junichi
Watanabe, Satoko
Imanishi, Ayumi
Baba, Takeshi
Hirai, Kei
Ito, Toshinori
Chiba, Wataru
Morimoto, Yukihiro
Publication Title: 
Explore (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: Psycho-oncological care, including spiritual care, is essential for cancer patients. Integrated medicine, a therapy combining modern western medicine with various kinds of complementary and alternative medicine, can be appropriate for the spiritual care of cancer because of the multidimensional characteristics of the spirituality. In particular, therapies that enable patients to establish a deeper contact with nature, inspire feelings of life and growth of plants, and involve meditation may be useful for spiritual care as well as related aspects such as emotion.

Author(s): 
Nakau, Maiko
Imanishi, Jiro
Imanishi, Junichi
Watanabe, Satoko
Imanishi, Ayumi
Baba, Takeshi
Hirai, Kei
Ito, Toshinori
Chiba, Wataru
Morimoto, Yukihiro
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

BACKGROUND: Ethnobotanical studies on the use of plants amongst migrant populations are of great relevance to public health. Traditional health strategies, which incorporate plants as medicines, foods, or both - can play an important role in individual well-being. However, at the same time, migrant populations' traditional knowledge of such practices may be under a state of greater threat of decline due to factors such as limited access to the plant materials and physical isolation from the homeland, which serves as the primary living reservoir for this knowledge.

Author(s): 
Jiang, Sandy
Quave, Cassandra L.
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