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This book is a result of information I have been dealing with during my twenty years of apprenticeship and practice as a traditional Native healer and ceremonial leader, or what Western professionals call a “shaman.

Author: Medicine Grizzlybear (Robert G) Lake

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 9780835631136

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 215

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An exciting glimpse into the world of Native American shamanism. Many today claim to be healers and spiritual teachers, but Medicine Grizzlybear Lake definitely is both. In this work he explains how a person is called by higher powers to be a medicine man or woman and describes the trials and tests of a candidate. Lake gives a colorful picture of Native American shamanism and discusses ceremonies such as the vision quest and sweat lodge.

William Withering, who had a patient who had been helped by a local traditional healer in Staffordshire, England. He studied one of the herbs in her recipe (a species of Digitalis), identified cardiac alkaloids and developed these into ...

Author: Anita Ralph

Publisher: Aeon Books

ISBN: 9781912807796

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 614

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Native Healers is a foundation text on the fundamental principles of Western herbal medicine and how to implement them in practice by two leaders in their field. It combines the latest in scientific research with the wisdom of ancient traditions to reveal a system of healing that is flexible, supportive, powerful, and kind. Presenting a view of the body and its systems which is unique to Western herbal medicine, Native Healers provides a clear and comprehensive overview of basic treatment approaches to common conditions and the herbs used to heal them. This book serves as an informative companion to the Heartwood Foundation Course in Western Herbal Medicine and is an indispensable resource for students, healthcare professionals, and anyone interested in herbal medicine.
2020-07-31 By Anita Ralph

Since 80 percent of the Nigerian rural population lack access to Western-trained doctors, nurses, midwives, and other paramedical health workers (Oyèbọlá, 1980), traditional healers are the major available source of health care.

Author: Mary Adekson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135942212

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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This work examines the counseling approaches and techniques used by Yoruba traditional healers of Nigeria. It also describes the functions performed by Yoruba traditional healers when they work within the Yoruba cultural milieu. The information elicited from Yoruba traditional healers through videotape and interviews was analyzed by a Nigerian woma
2004-01-05 By Mary Adekson

Jujube ( Zizyphus vulgare ) Tibb Name : ' Onnab , Habitat : Native to China , but now cultivated in several Mediterranean countries . Properties : Pectoral , astringent . Uses : In Tibb Materia Medica : Unani Tibb Botanicals 343.

Author: Ghulam Moinuddin Chishti

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892814381

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 424

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This comprehensive guide to healing synthesizes the principles and practices of Hippocratic, Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Persian medicine, and includes the first English translation of one of the handbooks of Avicenna, whose writings have been classics in herbal and dietetic medicine for more than 1,000 years. Based on the philosophy that "food is the best medicine," Avicenna's canon provides simple and effective diagnostic techniques and therapies for maintaining health and strengthening the immune system. Includes a botanical guide for the 100 most-used healing herbs and recommended treatments for 400 conditions, including diet and nutrition, herbology, and aromatherapy.

This book is a historic document in that it is, to the best of our knowledge, the first time that a Native healer has agreed to share in writing his or her repertoire of herbal medicines and where they are found.

Author: David Young

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583949047

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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With the rise of urban living and the digital age, many North American healers are recognizing that traditional medicinal knowledge must be recorded before being lost with its elders. A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle is a historic document, including nearly 200 color photos and maps, in that it is the first in which a native healer has agreed to open his medicine bundle to share in writing his repertoire of herbal medicines and where they are found. Providing information on and photos of medicinal plants and where to harvest them, anthropologist David E. Young and botanist Robert D. Rogers chronicle the life, beliefs, and healing practices of Medicine Man Russell Willier in his native Alberta, Canada. Despite being criticized for sharing his knowledge, Willier later found support in other healers as they began to realize the danger that much of their traditional practices could die out with them. With Young and Rogers, Willier offers his practices here for future generations. At once a study and a guide, A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle touches on how indigenous healing practices can be used to complement mainstream medicine, improve the treatment of chronic diseases, and lower the cost of healthcare. The authors discuss how mining, agriculture, and forestry are threatening the continued existence of valuable wild medicinal plants and the role of alternative healers in a modern health care system. Sure to be of interest to ethnobotanists, medicine hunters, naturopaths, complementary and alternative health practitioners, ethnologists, anthropologists, and academics, this book will also find an audience with those interested in indigenous cultures and traditions.
2015-06-09 By David Young

Finally, users were twice as likely to participate in native social occasions (celebrations, pow-wows, etc.) ... This study is the first investigation of the use of traditional healers in a population-based sample of American Indians and ...

Author: Mario Incayawar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470741066

Category: Medical

Page: 294

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This exceptional book responds to the intense current interest in defining and understanding the contribution of traditional medical knowledge and the intervention techniques of traditional healers to national mental health services around the world. First book on traditional healing and transcultural psychiatry Delineates the knowledge and clinical skills of traditional healers from diverse cultural areas around the world Describes the clinical and social roles of traditional healers in their communities and the challenges of constructing national mental health programs that include traditional knowledge and healing techniques Assesses issues on efficacy and safety of traditional healers' interventions Includes contributions from leading scholars in this field from South Africa, India, New Zealand, Andorra, Canada, USA, Italy, and the Quichua and Sioux Lakota Nations of South and North America Theme of culture versus science: The psychiatrists discuss the effects of local culture upon mental health and consider the impact, benefit and incorporation of traditional healing as a tool for the clinical psychiatrist. Easy to use with case studies and vignettes throughout and a glossary to explain any technical terms Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Unwitting Partners in Global Mental Health is a valuable addition to the bookshelf of a wide array of mental health trainees, researchers and professionals interested in cultural psychiatry in general and the role of traditional healers around the world.
2009-03-25 By Mario Incayawar

He trained native pilots for an airborne revolution . The microlights were great , a fantastic liberation flight , but the unusual native revolution never got off the ground on any reservation . Eternal Flame Browne renounced the ...

Author: Gerald Vizenor

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819553042

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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A reconfigured comedy in the trickster tradition features the adventures of "Almost" Browne as he takes American popular culture to task for its misrepresentation of Native American reality
1997-05-12 By Gerald Vizenor

It is a common practice for Native healers not to “ charge ” a fee for their work . A Native healer in modern times must hold a regular job to support a family . In addition to their full time employment , Native healers are expected to ...

Author: Ethan Nebelkopf

Publisher: Altamira Press

ISBN: UOM:39015060554568

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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In this book, the authors highlight the importance of eliminating health disparities and increasing the access of Native Americans to critical substance abuse and mental health services. While most chapters are framed in scientific terms, they are concerned with promoting healing through changes in the way we treat our sick-spiritually, traditionally, ceremonially, and scientifically-whether in rural areas, on reservations, and in cities. The book will be a valuable resource for medical and mental health professionals, medical anthropologists, and the Native health community. Visit our website for sample chapters!
2004 By Ethan Nebelkopf

So the average person who is sick will first medicate himself before seeking the aid of any physician , native or trained . The native healer is far more sought after than the European - trained doctors . In the urban centers of the ...

Author: Wayland D. Hand

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520367203

Category: Medical

Page: 354

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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.
2021-05-28 By Wayland D. Hand

healers if the native healer was also a part of the community, as is the case for Puerto Ricans. But, how could we deal with a black woman from the Caribbean who was really isolated from her community? We could not find a native healer ...

Author: R.C. Nann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401576703

Category: Medical

Page: 345

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It is not easy for a layman to attract attention to a book like this. Most who open the cover will be professionals in one of the many aspects of mental health. A moment's thought tells us, however, that if there is a distinction between laymen and professionals it makes no difference to a book like this. Both laymen and professionals care about what will be. That is why this book, the Congress it reports and the World Federation for Mental Health itself can be meaningful to both laymen and professional people. A look into the 80's from the point of view of mental health, cultural values and social development is for all who care about the future. The 1981 Manila Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health was a unique and special gathering. It was the first time the Federation assembled for a Congress in a developing country. In the Philippines we enjoyed the over whelming hospitality and charm of the people and a place where past and future seem as important as the present. All who attended from outside those magic islands will always remember the occasion as a special life experience. For those of you who did attend, this book can revive the stimulation and satisfaction of the Congress. For those of you who did not share the Manila experience, this book can inform and interest you about matters which are important.
2013-03-14 By R.C. Nann