Jamaican Folk Medicine

A Source of Healing Arvilla Payne-Jackson, Mervyn C. Alleyne, Mervyn C..
Alleyne. Barham ... us from Europe . Bush medicine ( herbal medicine ) has been
and continues to be a viable part of the Jamaican folk medical system ( see
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Jamaican Folk Medicine

Author: Arvilla Payne-Jackson

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789766401238

Page: 228

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This pioneering work is multi-disciplinary in approach as it examines the rich folk medicine of Jamaican. The authors analyse the historical and linguistic aspects of folk medicine, based on their research, extensive fieldwork and interviews. They explore the sociological and ethnological dimensions of common healing practices and Jamaica's biodiversity, in both flora and in fauna. As is the case with other aspects of Jamaican traditional culture, Jamaican folk medicine is largely misunderstood and subject to negative pejorative attitudes. This comprehensive study challenges some of the myths and misinformation. Particular attention is paid to cultural transference from Africa and the use of herbals in African-Jamaican religions. The comprehensive book is of academic value to teachers, students and researchers, and can also aid practitioners and policy makers in the field of health and healing. The work has an appendix and glossary as well as a detailed bibliography.

Encyclopedia of Folk Medicine

Although the Celtic tradition of folk medicine is now largely incorporated into that
of the rest of Britain, differences do still remain. One informant in Ireland was
asked whether folk medicine was enjoying a revival: “No,” he said, “it has never ...

Encyclopedia of Folk Medicine

Author: Gabrielle Hatfield

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576078744

Page: 392

View: 468

A wide-ranging compilation on the materia medica of the ordinary people of Britain and North America, comparing practices in both places. * Over 200 A-Z entries on all aspects of folk medicine from asthma and childbirth to poultice and warts * Primary source documents from a variety of public archives and private collections * Illustrations of plant, animal, and mineral sources for folk remedies * Complete and extensive end-of-entry references

American Folk Medicine

French Canada from Early Times to the Present LUC LACOURCIÈRE , Laval
University To present even in its general outlines a panorama of folk medicine in
French Canada seemed to me , after I had accepted the invitation to do so , a
rash ...

American Folk Medicine

Author: Wayland Debs Hand

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520040939

Page: 347

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Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Comparative Folklore and Mythology in cooperation with the Medical History Division of the UCLA School of Medicine and the Society for the History of Medical Science, Los Angeles.

Black Folk Medicine

5 Folk Medicine and Older Blacks in Southern United States Wilbur H. Watson
The widespread development and persistence of traditional medicine among
Afro-Americans and their corresponding underutilization of modern medical ...

Black Folk Medicine

Author: Wilbur Watson

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412818773

Page: 136

View: 443

Folk medicine is an important informal and traditional system of social health care support that is still wisely used in many nations including rural regions of the southern United States. This volume provides new insight into the various conditions and structures that help to account for the development and persistence of folk medicine in societies. The authors focus on older, primarily female, black users of folk medicine; the problem of trust in folk and modern doctor-patient relationships; the need for communication and information exchange between folk and modern medical doctors; and a variety of social, cultural, and psychological factors related to drug misuse among the poor, the elderly, rural and uneducated consumers of health services.

Folk medicine

A drink of the Borgie , a bite of the weed , Sets a ' the Cam ' slang folk wrang in
the head . " The weed is the weedy fungi . The story , however , must be an
implied satire on the Cambuslang people generally , for the original Borgie ' s
well ...

Folk medicine

Author: William George Black



Page: 228

View: 131

This is the authoritative English work on medical folklore.

Folk Medicine

He shares that wisdom in this helpful book in order to help you: burn body fat and decrease body weight, improve sleep and overcome chronic fatigue, reduce high blood pressure, and much more.

Folk Medicine

Author: D. C. Jarvis

Publisher: Fawcett Books

ISBN: 9780449208809

Page: 192

View: 934

"A fascinating book by a distinguished Vermont physician." NEW YORK DAILY NEWS For centuries the vigorous and healthy families of Vermont have passed down simple commonsense home remedies for all sorts of common aches and pains, from one generation to the next. Dr. Jarvis spent years practicing medicine in the Green Mountains and observed the natural wonders of Vermont folk medicine. He shares that wisdom in this helpful book in order to help you: burn body fat and decrease body weight, improve sleep and overcome chronic fatigue, reduce high blood pressure, and much more.

Southern Folk Medicine

We can all benefit from the strengths of conventional medicine when the need
arises. Alternative medical systems are built upon complex systems of theory and
practice. Often, these systems have evolved earlier than the conventional
medical ...

Southern Folk Medicine

Author: Phyllis D. Light

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623171571

Page: 304

View: 543

This book is the first to describe the history, folklore, assessment methods, and remedies of Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine—the only system of folk medicine, other than Native American, that developed in the United States. One of the system's last active practitioners, Phyllis D. Light has studied and worked with herbs, foods, and other healing techniques for more than thirty years. In everyday language, she explains how Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine was passed down orally through the generations by herbalists and healers who cared for people in their communities with the natural tools on hand.

Herbal Folk Medicine

Perhaps the effective useofherbs for centuries will become as accepted as tests
imposed bygovernment agencies in assessingthe safety and efficacy ofherbal
medicine andother formsof alternative healing. The chart which follows shows the

Herbal Folk Medicine

Author: Thomas Broken Bear Squier

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466877375

Page: 256

View: 121

Our ancestors looked to plants and herbs for relief from common ailments such as colds, bruises, stomachaches, and sore muscles. Today we can look to those same herbs for relief from the skyrocketing cost of commercial medicines. - Medieval Europeans used St., John's wort to fight melancholia. Today we call it depression, but St. John's wort is still an effective remedy for many people. - Garlic has many uses, from fighting colds and infections to repelling ticks. The people of China have called it an official medicine since the sixth century. - Plains Indians have known for centuries that echinacea can fight colds by boosting immunity. This practical A to Z guide from Squier and Peden is the perfect introduction for anyone who wants to share in the immense wealth of herbal folk medicine. You'll learn the historical and modern uses of every major medicinal herb, as well as how to prepare them and even harvest them from the wild. The engaging entries and cross-referenced appendix of ailments make Herbal Folk Medicine an excellent resource you will treasure.

Animals in Traditional Folk Medicine

Therefore, this chapter assesses the global use of carnivores in traditional folk
medicine and its implications. Our review indicated that at least 108 species of
carnivores are used in traditional medicine worldwide. Of the species in
medicinal ...

Animals in Traditional Folk Medicine

Author: Rômulo Alves

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642290256

Page: 492

View: 585

People have relied on medicinal products derived from natural sources for millennia, and animals have long been an important part of that repertoire; nearly all cultures, from ancient times to the present, have used animals as a source of medicine. Ingredients derived from wild animals are not only widely used in traditional remedies, but are also increasingly valued as raw materials in the preparation of modern medicines. Regrettably, the unsustainable use of plants and animals in traditional medicine is recognized as a threat to wildlife conservation, as a result of which discussions concerning the links between traditional medicine and biodiversity are becoming increasingly imperative, particularly in view of the fact that folk medicine is the primary source of health care for 80% of the world’s population. This book discusses the role of animals in traditional folk medicine and its meaning for wildlife conservation. We hope to further stimulate further discussions about the use of biodiversity and its implications for wildlife conservation strategies.

International Collation of Traditional and Folk Medicine

Pulverize Method of Administration: Oral (decoction: С);Т0р1са1 (99а1ег solution
: C, H, J, K). Folk Medicinal Uses: 1) Sore, eczema (C, J, K). 2)Bleeding (C, J, K).
3)Conjunctivitis (J, K). 4) Hyperplastic rhinitis (J, K) 5)Tympanitis (H, J, K).

International Collation of Traditional and Folk Medicine

Author: Ji-Xian Guo

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812810358

Page: 212

View: 932

Traditional folk medicine practices in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea OCo all located in Northeast Asia OCo are comparable. Since different usage of a folk medicine may reflect cultural or regional differences, a detailed collation of the folk knowledge of traditional medicine can help to identify common applications derived from different empirical knowledge as well as variations in appreciation of the value of the same source in different cultural settings. The fourth volume of this book series continues with the objective of collating relevant information for showing the differences and similarities of traditional folk medicine practiced around the world. It features 147 of the most frequently used medicinal plants, 43 animals, and 10 minerals in Northeast Asia as selected by the international editorial board. The folk medical knowledge in each entry includes the scientific names of the source, local names of the drug, special processing methods, administration methods, and applications in each country. Contraindications and side effects, if any, are highlighted. Relevant scientific data on their chemistry and pharmacology, with references, are also included. All this scientific information should be a valuable asset to medical and research scientists working on the bioactive components of natural products. Contents: Plant; Animal; Mineral. Readership: Medical and research scientists interested in the bioactive components of natural products."

Herbal and Magical Medicine

It is my purpose in this essay to situate the regional folk medicine studies in this
book within the medical and the national contexts. Folk medicine is defined by
contrast to modern, scientific medicine, the "official" medicine of the modern world

Herbal and Magical Medicine

Author: Holly F. Matthews

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822312178

Page: 240

View: 191

Herbal and Magical Medicine draws on perspectives from folklore, anthropology, psychology, medicine, and botany to describe the traditional medical beliefs and practices among Native, Anglo- and African Americans in eastern North Carolina and Virginia. In documenting the vitality of such seemingly unusual healing traditions as talking the fire out of burns, wart-curing, blood-stopping, herbal healing, and rootwork, the contributors to this volume demonstrate how the region’s folk medical systems operate in tandem with scientific biomedicine. The authors provide illuminating commentary on the major forms of naturopathic and magico-religious medicine practiced in the United States. Other essays explain the persistence of these traditions in our modern technological society and address the bases of folk medical concepts of illness and treatment and the efficacy of particular pratices. The collection suggests a model for collaborative research on traditional medicine that can be replicated in other parts of the country. An extensive bibliography reveals the scope and variety of research in the field. Contributors. Karen Baldwin, Richard Blaustein, Linda Camino, Edward M. Croom Jr., David Hufford, James W. Kirland, Peter Lichstein, Holly F. Mathews, Robert Sammons, C. W. Sullivan III

Alternative Medicine

Folk medicine” is one of the terms used to describe the body of health-related
information traditionally held as part of a culture or community. Other names are “
traditional medicine” and “home remedies.” The information is usually learned by

Alternative Medicine

Author: Donal O'Mathuna

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310861004

Page: 512

View: 316

The most complete resource of its kind on alternative medicine• Herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and alternative therapiesTheir specific usesWhich ones really work (and which ones don’t)What to watch out for• Christian versus non-Christian approaches to holistic health• Clinically proven treatments versus unproven or quack treatments• Truths and fallacies about supernatural healing• Ancient medical lore: the historical, cultural, and scientific facts• And much, much moreAlternative Medicine is the first comprehensive guidebook to nontraditional medicine written from a distinctively Christian perspective. Keeping pace with the latest developments and research in alternative medicine, this thoroughly revised edition combines the most current information with an easy-to-use format. University lecturer and researcher Dónal O’Mathúna, PhD, and national medical authority Walt Larimore, MD, provide detailed and balanced answers to your most pressing questions about alternative medicine—and to other questions you wouldn’t have thought to ask.Also includesTwo alphabetical reference sections:Alternative therapiesHerbal remedies, vitamins, and dietary supplementsA description of each therapy and remedy, an analysis of claims, results of actual studies, cautions, recommendations, and further resourcesHandy cross-references linking health problems with various alternative therapies and herbal remedies reviewed in the book

Chinese Herbal Medicine

historical background . - - - - - - - - - The usefulness of certain herbs and other
flora as healing agents has been known for thousands of years . Knowledge ...

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Author: C. P. Li, M.D.

Publisher: Book Tree

ISBN: 9781585092192

Page: 132

View: 850

Many Chinese herbal remedies have been proven to work, but have not been adopted into Western medicine to any large or accepted degree. Most of the natural medicines described in this book are from ancient sources. They were developed at a time when the Chinese were fiercely protective against foreigners and chose to remain isolated from the world. Today we are discovering how valuable many of the early Chinese medical breakthroughs are. This book was written by a scientist and is very well researched.

Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

11.2 CAM and folk medicine Folk medicine is health advice dispensed by a
person's friends and family who do not practise a recognised health profession .
The way in which folk medicine is used usually has a strong relationship to a
person's ...

Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Author: Tom Heller

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415351607

Page: 446

View: 885

Starting from the premise that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a fascinating and fast-changing area of social life, this book explores challenging issues associated with CAM.

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine E Book

... 1990) Cry of the Eagle: Encounters with a Cree Healer (Young et al, 1989)
Curanderismo: Mexican-American Folk Healing (Trotter et al, 1997) Ethnic
Medicine in the Southwest (Spicer, 1979) Feeling the Qi: Emergent Bodies and
Disclosive ...

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine   E Book

Author: Marc S. Micozzi

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437727050

Page: 624

View: 512

Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself. Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts. NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine. Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga. New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies. Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine. Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.

Folk Healing and Health Care Practices in Britain and Ireland

Chapter 10 Beyond Legislation : Why Chicken Soup and Regulation Don't Mix
Julie Stone Introduction Folk healing in Britain has , with the exception of herbal
medicine , been largely excluded from the realm of state regulation . 1 This
chapter ...

Folk Healing and Health Care Practices in Britain and Ireland

Author: Ronald George Moore

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845456726

Page: 277

View: 264

'This is a fascinating and beautiful organized and written manuscript'-Rebecca Lester, Washington University in St. Louis Folk, alternative and complementary health care practices in contemporary Western society are currently experiencing a renaissance, albeit with features that are unique to this historical moment. At the same time, biomedicine is under scrutiny, experiencing a number of distinct and multifaceted crises. In this volume the authors draw together cutting edge cross-cultural, interdisciplinary research in Britain and Ireland, focusing on exploring the role and significance of healing practices ù such as the use of crystals, herbs, cures and charms, potions and lotions ù in diverse local contexts. Ronnie Moore currently Lectures in Medical Anthropology and Sociology in the Departments of Sociology and Public Health, Medicine and Epidemiology at University College Dublin. His research interests include health disparities; health, conflict and ethnic identity; and conflict theory. Stuart McClean is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol. His research interests include the resurgence of alternative medicine and healing practices in Western societies, the role of creative arts in health and the global dimensions surrounding health.

American Folk Medicine

Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1976.

American Folk Medicine

Author: Wayland D. Hand


ISBN: 0520336763

Page: 354

View: 988

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1976.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Adults

Energy healing therapy has been used to treat a wide variety of ailments and
health problems and is often used in conjunction with other alternative and
conventional medical treatments. Folk medicine—These systems of healing (
such as ...

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Adults

Author: Patricia M. Barnes

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437905994

Page: 19

View: 360

This report presents selected estimates of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among U.S. adults. This report is based on 31,044 interviews of adults age 18 years and over. Statistics shown in this report were age adjusted to the year 2000 U.S. standard population. Results showed that 62% of adults used some form of CAM therapy during the past 12 months when the definition of CAM therapy included prayer specifically for health reasons. When such prayer was excluded from the definition, 36% of adults used some form of CAM therapy during the past 12 months. The most commonly used CAM therapies were prayer, deep breathing exercises, meditation, chiropractic care, yoga, massage, and diet-based therapies. Illustrations.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Medical. Pluralism,. Foreword. We are all faced with illness at some time in our
lives and most of us end up eating for a ... During my tenure as the Director of the
Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, I recognized that

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Author: Merrijoy Kelner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134435428

Page: 284

View: 752

The rapid growth of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) demands that the public, the medical world, social scientists, the media, and governments pay attention. People are questioning the limits of what modern medicine can accomplish and seeking additional ways to manage their health. While many are enthusiastically adopting complementary and alternative forms of medicine, others are more sceptical. Physicians' attitudes are in transition, and governments are pondering where this increasingly important phenomenon fits into the health care system. The challenge is to keep pace with the changing ways that people view health and illness, take reposibility for themselves, and incorporate CAM into their health care. This text brings together for the first time a wide range of leading North American and European social scientists to identify who uses CAM, why they use it, and how they find out about it. Presenting research from psychology, sociology, anthropology and public health, they alert us to the current context of CAM use and provide new models and techniques for understanding its future place in health care.