London : Pharmaceutical Press, 2010.
x, 331 p : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction to traditional medicine / Steven Kayne -- Traditional European folk medicine / Owen Davies -- Aboriginal/traditional medicine in North America: a practical approach for practitioners / John K. Crellin -- Traditional medicine used by ethnic groups in the Colombian Amazon tropical forest, South America / Blanca Margarita Vargas de Corredor and Ann Mitchell (Simpson) -- Traditional medical practice in Africa / Gillian Scott -- Traditional Chinese medicine / Steven Kayne and Tony Booker -- Indian ayurvedic medicine / Steven Kayne -- Japanese kampo medicine / Haruki Yamada -- Korean medicine / Seon Ho Kim, Bong-Hyun Kim and ll-Moo Chang -- Traditional medicines in the Pacific / Rosemary Beresford -- Traditional Jewish medicine / Kenneth Collins.
"The World Health Organization has acknowledged that the majority of people living in developing countries continue to use traditional medicine. Increased levels of immigration and migration also mean that health professionals are more likely to come into contact with patients using them. Traditional Medicine is therefore a vital and timely book which covers medical systems practised on five continents, including: traditional European folk medicine; Aboriginal/traditional medicine in North America; traditional medicine in the Colombian Amazon Tropical forest; traditional medical practice in Africa; traditional Chinese medicine; Indian Ayurvedic medicine; Japanese Kampo medicine; Korean medicine; traditional medicines in the Pacific; and traditional Jewish medicine."--Publisher's description.
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