Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare E-Book


Author: Volker Scheid,Hugh MacPherson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702048364
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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Traditional East Asian healthcare systems have moved rapidly from the fringes of healthcare systems in the West towards the centre over the past 50 years. This change of status for traditional medicines presents their practitioners with both opportunities and challenges as the focus shifts from one of opposition towards one of integration into biomedically dominated healthcare systems. Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare examines the opportunities and challenges of integrating East Asian medicine into Western healthcare systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Volker Scheid and Hugh MacPherson bring together contributions from acknowledged experts from a number of different disciplines - including clinical researchers, Chinese Medicine practitioners, historians, medical anthropologists, experts in the social studies of science, technology and medicine - to examine and debate the impact of the evidence-based medicine movement on the ongoing modernization of East Asian medicines. The book considers the following questions: •What are the values, goals and ethics implicit within traditional East Asian medical practices? • What claims to effectiveness and safety are made by East Asian medical practices? •What is at stake in subjecting these medical practices to biomedical models of evaluation? • What constitutes best practice? How is it to be defined and measured? • What are the ideologies and politics behind the process of integration of East Asian medical practices into modern health care systems? • What can we learn from a variety of models of integration into contemporary healthcare?

Tribal Thought and Culture

Essays in Honour of Surajit Chandra Sinha
Author: Baidyanath Saraswati
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
ISBN: 9788170223405
Category: Ethnologie - Inde
Page: 256
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Neighbors at War: Anthropological Perspectives on Yugoslav Ethnicity, Culture, and History


Author: N.A
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271044354
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Philosophy East & West


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Publisher: N.A
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Category: Philosophy
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Parabola


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Category: Myth
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Peterson's Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Humanities
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Longevity, Regeneration, and Optimal Health

Integrating Eastern and Western Perspectives
Author: William C. Bushell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1573316776
Category: Science
Page: 361
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A revolution is occurring in the Western science of longevity, regeneration, and health that is elucidating the potential for extended human lifespan in an optimal state of health. This investigation is being conducted on the molecular, cellular, physiological, and psychological levels. Rigorous integrative medicine research can only be adequately developed if collaboration between scientists and practitioners from both fields is involved. This volume brings together researchers and scholars from both the Indo-Tibetan traditions and the international scientific community to open a dialogue about the potential to build a program of collaborative research to study the impact of Indo-Tibetan practices on longevity and health. Indo-Tibetan Buddhism claims that its core of meditative, yogic, and related practices can potentially produce dramatic enhancements of physiological and psychological functioning, and a substantial body of Western scientific evidence is supportive of these claims. The evidence includes direct and indirect clinical medicine and data from basic science research in physiology, neurobiology, and medicine. The reports in this volume establish a basis for a program of research that will advance our current understanding of longevity and health. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas. ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http://www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member.

New Age almanac


Author: J. Gordon Melton,Jerome Clark,Aidan A. Kelly
Publisher: Visible Ink Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 479
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Briefly traces the history of the movement, identifies individuals and organizations that have shaped its development, and discusses New Age concepts

Peterson's Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences 1996


Author: Peterson's Guides Staff,Peterson's Guides
Publisher: Peterson's Nelnet Company
ISBN: 9781560795025
Category: Study Aids
Page: 1514
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Graduate students depend on this series and ask for it by name. Why? For over 30 years, it's been the only one-stop source that supplies all of their information needs. The new editions of this six-volume set contain the most comprehensive information available on more than 1,500 colleges offering over 31,000 master's, doctoral, and professional-degree programs in more than 350 disciplines.New for 1997 -- Non-degree-granting research centers, institutes, and training programs that are part of a graduate degree program.Five discipline-specific volumes detail entrance and program requirements, deadlines, costs, contacts, and special options, such as distance learning, for each program, if available. Each Guide features "The Graduate Adviser", which discusses entrance exams, financial aid, accreditation, and more.The most exhaustive compilation of more than 10,000 programs in subject areas ranging from applied arts, architecture, and Hispanic studies to political science.

Peterson's Graduate and Professional Programs

An Overview. 2001
Author: Peterson's Guides, Inc
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780768903720
Category: Universities and colleges
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Toward the Integration of Theory, Methods, Research, and Utilization


Author: Gary T. Moore,Robert W. Marans
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475744250
Category: Psychology
Page: 375
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This fourth volume in the Advances in Environment, Behavior, and Design series continues the intent of earlier volumes by exploring new directions in the multidisciplinary environment-behavior (EB or EBS) field. The series is organized around a framework of theory, methods, research, and utilization that some say has defined the field for the past 15 years. This fourth volume is devoted to chapters that explore the integration of theory, quantitative and qualitative research, and utilization in policy, planning, and architec ture. The authors selected for this volume exemplify the multidisciplinary character of the field-they have been selected from architecture, environ mental psychology, environmental studies, housing research, landscape ar chitecture, social anthropology, social ecology, urban design, and urban planning; from academe and practice; and from Australia, Europe, and North America. HISTORY OF THE ADVANCES SERIES The idea for the series emerged in 1983 at meetings of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). Sev eral publishers were contacted about the possibility of an EDRA Annual Review. Eliot Werner at Plenum Press expressed great interest but suggested that an Advances series would be more appropriate since publication could be tied to a less specific timetable. EDRA, Plenum, and the editors signed a contract in June 1984 for three volumes, with an open door for oral agreements between Plenum and the editors after that time. Four volumes have been published (Volume 1, 1987; Volume 2,1989; Volume 3,1991; and the current Volume 4), each containing 10 to 12 chapters.

Humanitarian Aid in Post-Soviet Countries

An Anthropological Perspective
Author: Laëtitia Atlani-Duault
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134060319
Category: Political Science
Page: 160
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An anthropologist among aid workers. Her objective: to study that exotic tribe, humanitarian and development workers, along with their state and non-state partners, as they "export democracy" to post-soviet countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Her method: to join the tribe for ten years. From New York to Alma-Ata, by way of Geneva and Baku, Laëtitia Atlani-Duault provides both an understanding of the individuals working in the field and a critical analysis of the sweeping political implications of NGO activities. A focus on supposedly "de-politicized" policy areas (notably the prevention of HIV/AIDS epidemic) provides wider insights into the objectives and practices of international aid workers in countries beset by rising poverty, drug trafficking, prostitution, and decaying education and health services. The author also provides a rich canvas of human stories, from the "workshops" in which diametrically opposed political approaches often clash to the occasional small triumphs in which effective public health interventions are worked out. This timely book will be of great interest not only to scholars of post-soviet countries, but also to those interested in humanitarian and development aid worldwide. It will also be relevant for the study of the anthropology of development, as well as medical and political anthropology.

Borders and Border Regions in Europe

Changes, Challenges and Chances
Author: Arnaud Lechevalier,Jan Wielgohs (verst.)
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839424429
Category: Political Science
Page: 270
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Focussing European borders: The book provides insight into a variety of changes in the nature of borders in Europe and its neighborhood from various disciplinary perspectives. Special attention is paid to the history and contemporary dynamics at Polish and German borders. Of particular interest are the creation of Euroregions, mutual perceptions of Poles and Germans at the border, EU Regional Policy, media debates on the extension of the Schengen area. Analysis of cross-border mobility between Abkhazia and Georgia or the impact of Israel's »Security Fence« to Palestine on society complement the focus on Europe with a wider view.

International peace research newsletter


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Peace
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Natural Health


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Publisher: N.A
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Category: Naturopathy
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The Quest


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Theosophy
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Postsocialist Europe

Anthropological Perspectives from Home
Author: László Kürti,Peter Skalník
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1845459466
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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Now that nearly twenty years have passed since the collapse of the Soviet bloc there is a need to understand what has taken place since that historic date and where we are at the moment. Bringing together authors with different historical, cultural, regional and theoretical backgrounds, this volume engages in debates that address new questions arising from recent developments, such as whether there is a need to reject or uphold the notion of post-socialism as both a necessary and valid concept ignoring changes and differences across both time and space. The authors' firsthand ethnographies from their own countries belie such a simplistic notion, revealing, as they do, the cultural, social, and historical diversity of countries of Central and Southeastern Europe.

The Utne Reader

1992
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Underground press publications
Page: N.A
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Uprooting and Development

Dilemmas of Coping with Modernization
Author: George V. Coelho
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468437941
Category: Medical
Page: 538
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Uprooting has to do with one of the fundamental properties of human life-the need to change-and with the personal and societal mecha nisms for dealing with that need. As with the more general problems of change, uprooting can be a time of human disaster and desolation, or a time of adaptation and growth into new capacities. The special quality of uprooting is that the need to change is faced at a time of separation from accustomed social, cultural, and environ mental support systems. It is this separation from familiar supports that either renders the uprooted vulnerable to the destructive conse quences of change, or creates freedoms for their evolution into new and constructive patterns of life. Whether the outcomes will be destruc tive or constructive will be determined by the forces at work: the nature and power of the uprooting forces versus the personal and societal capacities for coping with them. Uprooting events are so widespread as to be compared with the major rites of life, but with the difference that dislocation is involved. Uprooting reaches from self-imposed movements such as rural-to urban migration, running away, and traveling abroad for schooling, to natural and man-made disasters such as earthquakes, political oppres sion, and war. The impacts vary from the need to adapt to. a new culture for an interim period of study to the desolating consequences of the total loss of family, friends, home, and country.

A Directory of Peace Studies Programs


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nonviolence
Page: 17
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