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.

Traditional Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Traditional  Complementary and Integrative Medicine Author Jon Adams
ISBN-10 9781137265586
Year 2012-05-22
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This authoritative collection is the first wide-ranging overview dedicated to traditional, complementary and integrative medicine (TCIM) and its scientific study. Compiled by an expert editorial team, it is an essential guide to the vast and ever-growing international literature on TCIM. Contributions come from practitioners and academics drawn from a diverse range of disciplines and professions across the globe. From perspectives on the significance of TCIM within public health policy to discourses on its influence in fields such as psychiatry and sociology, discrete chapters come together to provide an international map of the contemporary research, key debates and core issues which shape the field. Carefully structured to ensure easy navigation, the reader is divided into three parts: Part A focuses on the consumption of TCIM, including chapters on its use through the life-cycle and within the context of disease and health management; Part B covers considerations for practitioners across the world, taking in issues over ethics, communication and education; Part C features chapters on the role of evidence, research and knowledge production in TCIM and looks at what lies ahead for the field. With its thought-provoking insights and suggestions for further reading, this comprehensive resource provides guidance and inspiration for anyone embarking on study, practice or research within health, nursing or medicine.

Southern Medicine for Southern People

Southern Medicine for Southern People Author Laurence Monnais
ISBN-10 9781443835350
Year 2011-11-15
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing

What is a national medicine? What does it mean for a medicine to be traditional and scientific at the same time? How could a specifically Vietnamese medicine emerge out of the medical practices and treatments that have flourished and waned during key socio-cultural encounters in Vietnam? This book answers these questions by examining the making of Vietnamese medicine from a historical and contemporary perspective. Ever since its fourteenth century emergence out of the traditions and practices of the much more globally celebrated Chinese medicine, Vietnamese medicine has been engaged in a constant effort to define, guard and more recently, revive itself. In this collection of empirically-rich chapters, international scholars specialising in history, sociology, anthropology and medicine show how this process has played out through very much ongoing North-South and West-East encounters. Vietnamese medicine is practiced, produced and consumed in contexts of medical pluralism and globalisation, not only within Vietnam, but increasingly also among the Vietnamese diaspora around the world. Its development and modernisation cannot be detached from Vietnam’s tumultuous and tragic quest for independence. The compass points that saturate every chapter in this volume suggest that the making of Vietnamese medicine has been as much related to post-colonial national identity formation as it has to national efforts to address the health problems of the Vietnamese people.

Gynecology in Traditional Chinese Medicine Vietnamese Edition

Gynecology in Traditional Chinese Medicine   Vietnamese Edition Author Robert Tran
ISBN-10 9781463429829
Year 2011-09-08
Pages 284
Language vi
Publisher AuthorHouse

Gynecology in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Vietnamese Edition) compiled based on the clinical and other medical lectures. It is easy to read. The part of treatment method based on etiology and pathology, differentiation and prescription and medicinal herbs as well as acupuncture points. This book covers the special characteristics of female anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and the importance of the menstrual cycle as an indicator of systemic balance. The principles of Chinese diagnosis and treatment as they pertain to the female system are explained and discussed. This includes common conditions such as: ¬ A. Abnormal menstruation, leucorrhea, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and uterine bleeding. B. Pregnancy disorders: Morning sickness, abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. C. Post-partum diseases: Abdominal pain, constipation, lactation deficiency, lochia and infertility. Other common conditions are also explained.

African Traditional Medicine Autonomy and Informed Consent

African Traditional Medicine  Autonomy and Informed Consent Author Peter Ikechukwu Osuji
ISBN-10 9783319058917
Year 2014-07-18
Pages 206
Language en
Publisher Springer

This book focuses on informed consent in African Traditional Medicine (ATM). ATM forms a large portion of the healthcare systems in Africa. WHO statistics show that as much as 80% of the population in Africa uses traditional medicine for primary health care. With such a large constituency, it follows that ATM and its practices should receive more attention in bioethics. By comparing the ethics of care approach with the ATM approach to Relational Autonomy In Consent (RAIC), the authors argue that the ATM focus on consent based on consensus constitutes a legitimate informed consent. This book is distinctive insofar as it employs the ethics of care as a hermeneutic to interpret ATM. The analysis examines the ethics of care movement in Western bioethics to explore its relational approach to informed consent. Additionally, this is the first known study that discusses healthcare ethics committees in ATM.

Urban Family Medicine

Urban Family Medicine Author Richard B. Birrer
ISBN-10 9781461246244
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 1300
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

Now, more than ever, Family Medicine is alive and well in the United States. The base of this medical specialty has traditionally been in the smaller cities, suburban communities, and rural areas of this country. Over the past decade, however, there has been a resurgence of interest in primary care in our major metropolitan areas as a solution to the high tech subspecialty pace of the tertiary care environment. A rebirth of urban family medicine has accompanied these pioneering efforts. To date, the accomplishments are substantial and the prospects are bright. There is still a long way to go and there are a significant number of hurdles to cross. Although diseases are generally the same wherever you are, their effects as illness on the individual and the family are strongly influenced by the environment and social milieu. Urban families have distinctive and diverse problems-cultural, economic, and ethnic. Training pro grams situated in the large cities must recognize these issues and include special emphasis on the situations that the family physician is likely to encounter during and after his training. There is very little research literature on the background and nature of special urban problems and these areas are the subject of several chapters of this long overdue volume devoted specifically to urban family medicine. Dr. Birrer has persuaded true experts to share their knowledge with the reader.

Familiar Medicine

Familiar Medicine Author David Craig
ISBN-10 0824824741
Year 2002-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher University of Hawaii Press

"David Craig addresses a range of contemporary fascinations in medical anthropology and the sociology of health and illness: from the trafficking of medical commodities and ideas under globalization to the hybridization of local cultural formations, knowledge, and practices. His book will be required reading for international workers in health and development in Vietnam and a rich resource for courses in cultural geography, anthropology medical sociology, regional studies, and public and international health."--BOOK JACKET.

Looking at it from Asia the Processes that Shaped the Sources of History of Science

Looking at it from Asia  the Processes that Shaped the Sources of History of Science Author Florence Bretelle-Establet
ISBN-10 9048136768
Year 2010-06-16
Pages 426
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

How do Documents Become Sources? Perspectives from Asia and Science Florence Bretelle-Establet From Documents to Sources in Historiography The present volume develops a specific type of critical analysis of the written documents that have become historians’ sources. For reasons that will be explained later, the history of science in Asia has been taken as a framework. However, the issue addressed is general in scope. It emerged from reflections on a problem that may seem common to historians: why, among the huge mass of written documents available to historians, some have been well studied while others have been dismissed or ignored? The question of historical sources and their (unequal) use in historiography is not new. Which documents have been used and favored as historical sources by historians has been a key historiographical issue that has occupied a large space in the historical production of the last four decades, in France at least.

Fourth Uncle in the Mountain

Fourth Uncle in the Mountain Author Marjorie Pivar
ISBN-10 9781466800991
Year 2006-10-03
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press

Set during the French and American wars, Fourth Uncle in the Mountain is a true story about an orphan, Quang Van Nguyen, who is adopted by a sixty-four year old monk, Thau, who carries great responsibility for his people as a barefoot doctor. Thau manages, against all odds to raise his son to follow in his footsteps and in doing so, saves his son, as well as a part of Vietnam's esoteric knowledge from the Vietnam holocaust. Thau is wanted by the French regime, and occasionally must flee into the jungle, where he is perfectly at home living among the animals. Thau is not the average monk; he practices an ancient lineage of Chinese medicine and uses magic to protect animals and help people. As wise and resourceful as Thau is, he meets his match in his mischievous son. Quang is more interested in learning Cambodian sorcery and martial arts than in developing his skills and wisdom according to his father's plan. Fourth Uncle in the Mountain is an odyssey of a single-father folk hero and his foundling son in a land ravaged by the atrocities of war. It is a classic story, complete with humor, tragedy, and insight from a country where ghosts and magic are real.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Vietnam and Angkor Wat

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide  Vietnam and Angkor Wat Author Andrew Forbes
ISBN-10 9781409337003
Year 2013-08-01
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Ltd

The DK Eyewitness Vietnam and Angkor Wat Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Vietnam and Angkor Wat effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Vietnam and Angkor Wat Travel Guide - showing you what others only tell you.Now available in PDF format.