Traditional Medicine in Asia

Traditional Medicine in Asia Author Ranjit Roy Chaudhury
ISBN-10 9290222247
Year 2002-01-01
Pages 309
Language en

This unique book provides a comprehensive picture of the vivid kaleidoscope of traditional medicine in Asia presented by 34 eminent authors from 15 countries belonging to the different systems like Ayurveda and Chinese Traditional Medicine. Important emerging areas such as harmonization of the traditional systems with modern medicine and the growing role of these systems in the health care structure of countries are also dealt with. Legislation and regulation of these systems and practitioners, an area of growing concern, the need for good preclinical toxicology studies and scientific clinical evaluation of the products and medicinal plants used for therapy are exhaustingly dealt with. The vital issue of protection of traditional systems of medicine and patenting of medicinal plants is discussed in detail. The book is replete with suggestions, and ideas aimed at making traditional systems more effectively, and more widely used for health care. The book also covers the prevailing situation regarding the use and other aspects of traditional medicine in the 10 Member countries of the South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization.

Microcirculatory Approach to Asian Traditional Medicine

Microcirculatory Approach to Asian Traditional Medicine Author Hideyuki Niimi
ISBN-10 UOM:39015038034644
Year 1996-01-01
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Science Health Science Division

Hardbound. This book comprises selected papers presented at the meeting on Asian Traditional Medicine and Microcirculation held in Beijing, August 1995. Ideas on the present status of Asian Traditional Medicine and on strategy for scienctific evaluation were exchanged with guests from Europe, America and Asia. The symposium critically examined modern concepts and methods for a comprehensive evaluation of Asian traditional therapies, such as herbal medicine and acupuncture.This book considers the significance of Asian Traditional Medicine from the viewpoint of the microcirculatory science, including the European view of Asian Traditional Medicine. Modern concepts and methods in microcirculation are proposed for evaluating therapies comprehensively. Microcirculatory aspects of Asian Traditional Medicine are reported with clinical applications of biophysical (magnetism or acupuncture) or herbal medicines in Asia and Europe, and opinions for developing

Vietnamese Traditional Medicine

Vietnamese Traditional Medicine Author C. Michele Thompson
ISBN-10 9789971698355
Year 2015-06-30
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher NUS Press

While reshaping our understanding of the history and development of traditional Vietnamese medicine in the 19th and 20th centuries, Michele Thompson's new book reaches across disciplines to open important perspectives in Vietnamese colonial and social history as well as our understanding of the Vietnamese language and writing systems. Traditional Vietnamese medicine is generally understood as an import from the Chinese tradition: Thompson's detailed historical and linguistic research restores agency and voice to practitioners of Vietnamese medicine, showing how the adoption of Chinese and then Western ideas of medicine in the 19th and 20th centuries relied on indigenous Vietnamese concepts of health and the human body. She mines medical manuscripts in Chinese and in Nom (vernacular Vietnamese) to capture various aspects of the historical interaction between Chinese and Vietnamese thought. She presents a detailed analysis of the Vietnamese response to a Chinese medical technique for preventing smallpox, and to the medical concepts associated with it, looking at Vietnamese healers from a variety of social classes. Thompson's account brings together colorful historical vignettes, contemporary observations and interviews, and textual analysis. It stands out as a demonstration of the power of the history of medicine to illuminate adjacent fields of enquiry. It will be of interest to historians of medicine globally and in East Asia, as well as to students of Vietnam and its complex process of modernization.

Healing Powers and Modernity

Healing Powers and Modernity Author Linda Connor
ISBN-10 0897897153
Year 2001-01-01
Pages 283
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group

Explores the effects of modernity on traditional healing systems of Asia and interactions between traditional and "Western" medicine.

Asian Medicine and Globalization

Asian Medicine and Globalization Author Joseph S. Alter
ISBN-10 9780812205251
Year 2013-03-26
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press

Medical systems function in specific cultural contexts. It is common to speak of the medicine of China, Japan, India, and other nation-states. Yet almost all formalized medical systems claim universal applicability and, thus, are ready to cross the cultural boundaries that contain them. There is a critical tension, in theory and practice, in the ways regional medical systems are conceptualized as "nationalistic" or inherently transnational. This volume is concerned with questions and problems created by the friction between nationalism and transnationalism at a time when globalization has greatly complicated the notion of cultural, political, and economic boundedness. Offering a range of perspectives, the contributors address questions such as: How do states concern themselves with the modernization of "traditional" medicine? How does the global hegemony of science enable the nationalist articulation of alternative medicine? How do global discourses of science and "new age" spirituality facilitate the transnationalization of "Asian" medicine? As more and more Asian medical practices cross boundaries into Western culture through the popularity of yoga and herbalism, and as Western medicine finds its way east, these systems of meaning become inextricably interrelated. These essays consider the larger implications of transmissions between cultures.

Asian Health Secrets

Asian Health Secrets Author Letha Hadady, D.Ac.
ISBN-10 9780307874221
Year 2011-01-12
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Crown Archetype

Asian Way of Wellness is the first interactive guide to herbal medicine, presenting breakthrough guidelines for self-diagnoses that help readers understand how to evaluate their personal health needs and use readily available herbs to treat common maladies, boost the immune system, prevent illness, maintain wellness, and ensure longevity. The author is a herbalist and accupuncturist. From the Hardcover edition.

Herbal medicine for human health

Herbal medicine for human health Author Ranjit Roy Chaudhury
ISBN-10 UOM:39015034539505
Year 1992
Pages 87
Language en
Publisher WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia

Examines the research issues and methodological problems that need to be resolved in order to exploit the therapeutic potential of medicinal plants and herbs. The opening chapters describe the potential uses of medicinal herbs in primary health care, set out criteria for the selection of plants for further research or immediate use, and compare the use of specific remedies in different countries. The third chapter, devoted to research, considers the need for a different methodological approach when attempting to develop drugs from herbal sources. Arguing that the clinical trial methodology developed for synthetic compounds is inappropriate for testing medicinal plants, the fourth chapter establishes a model for clinical evaluation that avoids several of these methodological pitfalls. Subsequent chapters consider what can be done to strengthen the role of herbal remedies in primary health care, and address questions of standardization and regulation. The book concludes with an outline of research priorities for the coming decades.

Traditional South Asian Medicine

Traditional South Asian Medicine Author Rahul Peter Das
ISBN-10 3895006262
Year 2008-05-05
Pages 244
Language en
Publisher Reichert Verlag

"Traditional South Asian Medicine" is a scholarly journal devoted to research into all aspects of traditional medicine in South Asia. It does not appear regularly. Contributions may be in English, French or German, but the use of English is preferred.ArticlesEUGEN CIURTIN: Arion Thomas Roshu (1.2.1924-4.4.2007) - GERRIT JAN MEULENBELD: Some Neglected Aspects of Ayurveda or The Illusion of a Consistent Theory. II: The Susrutasamhita - OLIVER HELLWIG: Rasayana und die ayurvedische Krankheitskunde - MUHAMMED MAJEED; DAMODARAN SURESH KUMAR: Classification of Diseases in the Tamil Medical Work Vaittiyacintamani-800 of Yukimuni. I: Introduction - MAURO MAGGI: A Khotanese Medical Text on Poultices: Manuscripts P 2893 and IOL Khot S 9 - FRANCES GARRETT; VINCANNE ADAMS (JAMPA KELSANG; YUMBA; RENCHEN DHONDUP): The Three Channels in Tibetan Medicine. With a Translation of Tsultrim Gyaltsen's "A Clear Explanation of the Principal Structure and Location of the Circulatory Channels as Illustrated in the Medical Paintings" -MAKOTO KITADA: Sound and the Musician's Body - MINORU HARA: Sleep in Sanskrit Literature: nidra and svapna - KLAUS MYLIUS: Kalyanamallas Anangaranga ubersetzt und erlautert (III) - MANDAKRANTA BOSE: Miraculous Maternity: A Gender Paradox in the Bengali Ramayana - WILLEM B. BOLLEE: Dogs in a Rare Zoological Book in Sanskrit Reviews and NoticesMAKOTO KITADA: Daliya Baduri, Carak'samhitar darsanik bhabana-samiksa - RAHUL PETER DAS: Lallanji Gopal, Vrksayurveda in Ancient India. (With Original Texts and Translation) - MAARTEN BODE: Ranjit Roy Chaudhury; Uton Muchtar Rafei (eds.), Traditional Medicine in Asia - ANANDA SAMIR CHOPRA: Rahul Peter Das, The Origin of the Life of aHuman Being. Conception and the Female according to Ancient Indian Medical and Sexological Literature - CATHARINA KIEHNLE: Joseph S. Alter, Yoga in Modern India. The Body between Science and Philosophy - RAHUL PETER DAS: Eugen Ciurtin (ed.), Du corps humain, au carrefour de plusiers savoirs en Inde. Melanges offerts a Arion Rosu par ses collegueset ses amis a l'occasion de son 80e anniversaire. The Human Body, at the Crossroads of Multiple Indian Ways of Knowing. Papers Presented to Arion Rosu by his Colleagues and Friends on the Occasion of his Eightieth Birthday

Principles and Practice of Clinical Medicine in Asia

Principles and Practice of Clinical Medicine in Asia Author Joseph Jao Yiu Sung
ISBN-10 9623560303
Year 2002
Pages 1008
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This book is a new and improved revision of the Textbook of Clinical Medicine for Asia. It is ideal as a standard medical text for students and physicians in Asia, as well as a reliable resource for physicians and researchers involved in treating Asians in the West. The book aims to outline approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions that are common to the region or its peoples. Each chapter includes an introduction to the basic concepts and current status in a medical specialty such as cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology and rheumatology. The chapters are based on local practice and regional expertise with statistics and experience unique to the Asia-Pacific region. Thus the book reflects the knowledge and experience of the disease patterns in the region.

The harvest of wildlife for bushmeat and traditional medicine in East South and Southeast Asia

The harvest of wildlife for bushmeat and traditional medicine in East  South and Southeast Asia Author Tien Ming Lee
ISBN-10 9786021504543
Year 2014-11-11
Pages 46
Language en
Publisher CIFOR

Bushmeat has always provided a source of nutrition and traditional medicine for local people throughout Asia; this important resource is becoming increasingly under pressure due to loss of forest and overharvesting because of rising demand from growing human populations and trade (legal and illegal). For this reason, the conservation of forests and sustainable use of wildlife are both imperative for improving rural livelihoods and poverty alleviation. A comprehensive literature review yielded 236 papers relevant to this topic, with the greatest number of papers discussing Southeast Asia (61%) followed by South Asia (22%) and East Asia (16%). Potential solutions that emerged from the review include the use of: measures of harvest to better gauge sustainable offtake levels, protected areas and recovery zones; improved governance; and the implementation of co-management partnerships. Potential solutions for the traditional medicine trade include urban demand reduction campaigns, introduction of synthetic alternatives, increased efforts to reduce illegal trade, and implementation of certification schemes for wildlife products. In all of these cases, a myriad of social implications, such as the importance and spiritual significance of bushmeat in different cultures, the preferences for bushmeat over farmed alternatives and the tradition of wildlife-derived medicines, must be considered. Areas for further research include: the study of climate change on bushmeat and food security; the traditional medicine supply chain; consumer reaction to synthetic alternatives; the use of bushmeat particularly for medicinal purposes in urban societies; and the negative effects of the growing wildlife trade on local livelihoods.

Traditional Knowledge Traditional Cultural Expressions and Intellectual Property Law in the Asia Pacific Region

Traditional Knowledge  Traditional Cultural Expressions  and Intellectual Property Law in the Asia Pacific Region Author Christoph Antons
ISBN-10 9789041127211
Year 2009
Pages 394
Language en
Publisher Kluwer Law International

Among the many contentious matters thrown up by the relentless march of economic globalization, those forms of knowledge variously known as 'indigenous' or 'traditional' remain seriously threatened, despite numerous transnational initiatives and highly publicized debate. It is not proving easy to bring these holistic worldviews into accordance with the technical terms and classifications of intellectual property law. The contributions in this volume contrast efforts to find solutions and workable models at the international and regional level with experiences on the ground. Legal policies related to 'indigenous knowledge' in settler societies such as Australia and New Zealand are compared with those in densely populated neighbouring countries in Asia, where traditional knowledge is often regarded as national heritage. While many of the chapters are written by lawyers using an interdisciplinary approach, other chapters introduce the reader to perspectives from disciplines such as legal sociology and anthropology on controversial issues such as the understandings of 'art,' 'culture,' 'tradition,' 'customary law' and the opportunities for traditional cultural knowledge and traditional cultural expressions in an Internet environment. Experienced observers of the international debate and regional experts discuss international model laws as well as legislation at regional and national level and the role of customary law. Topics covered include the following and much more: the concept of 'farmers' rights'; biodiscovery and bioprospecting; traditional knowledge as a commodity; encounters between different legalities; geographical indications; registration requirements; sanctions, remedies, and dispute resolution mechanisms; the ongoing fragmentation and loss of traditional knowledge; and systems of data collection.