ethnomedicine


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ethnomedicine

Any of a number of traditional, often aboriginal, medical systems that use native plants and herbs, which may be administered by a medicine man, witch doctor, curandero or shaman. Ethnomedical practitioners generally receive their education through a long apprenticeship, and may administer the therapy in a ritual and evoke the help of a deity. Ethnic medical practice is waning in cultures influenced or colonised by Western civilisation.
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curcas as ethnomedicine and suggest that the plant can be exploited for potent antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs.
Experiences from ethnomedicine, ecosystem management, and community health all suggest that health professionals in the twenty-first century may gain new tools by innovatively combining the best of science with the best of the old ways.
In the 1970s and into the 1980s, ethnomedicine was often regarded as a 'subdiscipline' or 'subdivision' of medical anthropology (Foster & Anderson 1978:5, Pfleiderer & Bichmann 1985:21).
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Weckerle, "Incense and ritual plant use in Southwest China: a case study among the Bai in Shaxi," Journal ofEthnobiology and Ethnomedicine, vol.
Schievenhovel, who specializes in ethnomedicine and particularly in the cross-cultural study of birthing practices, is a member of Professor Irenaeus Eibl-Eibesfeldt's team of workers in human ethology, who for many years have documented interaction patterns in selected cultures around the world.
Ethnomedicine has evolved over the millennia of human existence but in the last decade the research interests in ethnomedicine, ethnodentistry as well as ethnopharmacy have increased tremendously.
The Chinese delegation comprised of Dr Jianhua Huang, Vice-director TCM and Ethnomedicine Innovation and Development Laboratory, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine (HUCM); Shao Xiangning, Deputy Director of Hunan Provincial Commission of Health and Family Planning, Director-general of Hunan Provincial
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