Medicine, Traditional

Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery

Complementary therapies are becoming increasingly popular in cultures dominated by biomedicine. Modalities are often extracted from various healing systems and cultural contexts and integrated into health care, expanding the focus from treatment of disease to the promotion of health. The cultural aspects of biomedicine are presented and compared and contrasted with other healing systems. Three healing systems; traditional Chinese medicine, Yoga, with roots in Ayurvedic medicine and Shamanic healing illustrate these fundamental differences in approaches to healing.

Author(s): 
Engebretson, Joan
Publication Title: 
Malaria Journal

BACKGROUND: Malaria is a leading health threat for low to middle-income countries and around 1.8 billion people in the Southeast Asian region and 870 million people in the Western Pacific region remain at risk of contracting malaria. Traditional medicine/traditional healer (TM/TH) use is prominent amongst populations in low- to middle-income countries and constitutes an important issue influencing and potentially challenging effective, safe and coordinated prevention and treatment strategies around malaria.

Author(s): 
Suswardany, Dwi L.
Sibbritt, David W.
Supardi, Sudibyo
Chang, Sungwon
Adams, Jon
Publication Title: 
WHO chronicle
Author(s): 
Akerele, O.
Publication Title: 
WHO chronicle
Author(s): 
Akerele, O.
Publication Title: 
Phytotherapy research: PTR

Searching for new natural drugs that are capable of targeting Th1 and Th17 may lead to development of more effective treatments for inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Most of the natural drugs can be derived from plants that are used in traditional medicine and folk medicine. The aim of this systematic review is to identify and introduce plants or plant derivatives that are effective on inflammatory diseases by inhibiting Th1 and Th17 responses.

Author(s): 
Asadi-Samani, Majid
Bagheri, Nader
Rafieian-Kopaei, Mahmoud
Shirzad, Hedayatollah
Publication Title: 
Current Drug Safety

Traditional medicine use is common in developing countries and increasingly popular in the western world. Despite the popularity of traditional medicines, scientific research on safety and efficacy is limited. However documented fatalities and severe illness due to lead poisoning are increasingly recognized to be associated with traditional medicine use. As society becomes more globalized, it is imperative for pharmacists and health care providers to learn about the safety of traditional medical practices.

Author(s): 
Karri, Surya K.
Saper, Robert B.
Kales, Stefanos N.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery

Complementary therapies are becoming increasingly popular in cultures dominated by biomedicine. Modalities are often extracted from various healing systems and cultural contexts and integrated into health care, expanding the focus from treatment of disease to the promotion of health. The cultural aspects of biomedicine are presented and compared and contrasted with other healing systems. Three healing systems; traditional Chinese medicine, Yoga, with roots in Ayurvedic medicine and Shamanic healing illustrate these fundamental differences in approaches to healing.

Author(s): 
Engebretson, Joan
Publication Title: 
Social Science & Medicine (1982)

The basic premise of the paper is that Western medicine's co-opting of specific technologies and materials from other (indigenous) medical traditions, stripped of the original theories underlying their use, has problematic consequences for the practitioners and patients of both source and recipient traditions. The paper begins by illustrating the historical continuity of this process by way of an example from India's colonial era.

Author(s): 
Naraindas, Harish
Publication Title: 
Letters in Applied Microbiology

Sandalwood oil has been found in numerous therapeutic applications in traditional medicines such as Chinese traditional medicine and Ayurveda. However, there are no comparative accounts available in the literature that focused on in vitro and in vivo tree sample-derived extracts. Combined dichloromethane and methanol extracts were obtained from in vitro samples, that is, callus, somatic embryo and seedlings, and in vivo from leaves of non-oil-yielding young and oil-yielding matured trees.

Author(s): 
Misra, B. B.
Dey, S.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Herbal and herbo-mineral preparations are being traditionally used in Indian medicines. The herbo-mineral preparations have several benefits that have been instrumental in their widespread use in treatment of different disorders by traditional medicinal practitioners. These include better stability, lower dosage, ease of storability and sustained availability.

Author(s): 
Nagarajan, Surya
Sivaji, Kalaiarasi
Krishnaswamy, Sridharan
Pemiah, Brindha
Rajan, Kalpoondi Sekar
Krishnan, Uma Maheswari
Sethuraman, Swaminathan

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