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The anthropology of health and healing

Mari Womack

The anthropology of health and healing

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Published by AltaMira Press in Lanham, Md .
Written in English


About the Edition

This book is the first text to take an integrative approach to the discipline of medical anthropology. In it, the author champions a practice of medicine that includes the maintenance of health as well as treatment of illness, emphasizing the importance of lifestyle and the life cycle.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-350) and index.

StatementMari Womack
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN296 .W645 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 367 p. ;
Number of Pages367
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24562271M
ISBN 100759110433, 0759110441, 0759118612
ISBN 109780759110434, 9780759110441, 9780759118614
LC Control Number2009040400
OCLC/WorldCa351307279

It is yellow, lies just under the solar plex and controls one's will power. Applied anthropologists are found in many areas of work, including public health, economic development, forensics, linguistics, and human rights, in both rural and urban settings across the globe. These plants can then be synthesized into medication to provide treatment for other populations. The Society for Medical Anthropology, a subsection of the American Anthropological Association, hosts gatherings of medical anthropologists with diverse general theoretical orientations, including biological, psychoanalytic, epidemiological, historical, and sociocultural. A flowering peyote, in cultivation.

Traditional Chinese Medicine. The term ethnobotany was developed by John Harshberger around For example, the seeds and leaves can be used to treat fevers and headaches, and the roots can help with the treatment of mental illness or as an aphrodisiac. Companies can harvest plants or organisms with little to no opposition in some parts of the world, and then patent any part of them that ends up being useful.

He realized that this substance could combat heroin and opiate addiction. The plant is revered by the Bwiti because of its hallucinogenic properties which cause practitioners to receive revealing visions and deep introspective self-contemplation. In this there would be more room different aspects of health care. Native Hawaiians used the nut, sap, and leaves for various everyday uses. The shamans use many herbs, for instance most of the Kallawaya healers have knowledge of at least herbs.


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The anthropology of health and healing by Mari Womack Download PDF Ebook

Case-control studies take place when there is an outbreak of disease in the population and the cause of the disease is unknown or when the population is not familiar with the disease. He realized that this substance could combat heroin and opiate addiction.

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He was the first person to organize plants into specific classifications. In conjunction with various astringents, it is helpful for coughs, sore throat, and catarrh excessive discharge or buildup of mucus in the nose or throat, associated with inflammation of the mucous membrane. Obesity is a condition affecting more than million people.

In other health systems community healing or humoral healing are common. In earlier times, medical pluralism was considered a war zone and was seen as "other" or alternative medicines therapies that The anthropology of health and healing book trying to take over.

Although medical anthropologists share this common concern, there is little theoretical common ground in the field, yet The anthropology of health and healing book is active appropriation of all kinds of recent theoretical advances.

This vine is combined with a variety of plants that contain the psychedelic drug DMT. Ayahuasca is an Amazonian plant mixture that is capable of inducing altered states of consciousness, usually lasting between 4 to 8 hours after ingestion.

Essential Oils[ edit ] Another form of ethnobotany that has been on the rise in popularity in the United States is the use of 'essential oils'. This process also cures it. The Society for Medical Anthropology defines its field as including all inquiries into health, disease, illness, and sickness in human individuals and populations that are undertaken from the holistic and cross-cultural perspective distinctive of anthropology as a discipline—that is, with an awareness of species' biological, cultural, linguistic, and historical uniformity and variation.

Biomedicine and the Scientific Approach Chapter 15 Chapter Their healing art is based in their ability to look into the lives of the ill to see patterns in the day to day aspects such as work, health, routines and relationships and to recognize where there are imbalances.

Emergent healing narratives draw on cultural symbols and plot lines and manipulate these to construct desired meanings, ones necessary to effect healing. Emotionalistic disease theory: Illness is due to a negative emotional experience. The imbwiri is a spirit represented in a human configuration which will either cure the individual or provide valuable information on the antidote.

Paying attention to emergent narratives brings the medical anthropologist closer to understanding the realities of healing.

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Along with the introduction and transmission of many new complex diseases, population growth and the globalization of medicine has brought about the eradication of many previously devastating disorders, including smallpox and polio, through wider availability of immunizations.

These influences result from the nature of social relations in advanced societies and from the influence of social communication media, especially audiovisual media and advertising.

They do not believe that there is enough room for the interpretation of the psychological, behavioral, and social aspects of all of the illnesses. Each chapter and its case studies are introduced by a photograph, reflecting medical and visual anthropological responses to inequality and vulnerability.

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Naturalistic theory: Illness is due to an impersonal factor, e. Medical anthropology has yet to present a unified theory, still tending to draw on a diverse set of theoretical orientations—a sign of the diversity and richness within, and the potential future relevance of The anthropology of health and healing book sub-field to disciplines outside anthropology.

Medical Pluralism The integration of biomedicine and other forms of health care. According to www. Medical anthropologists, The anthropology of health and healing book with others, have leveled substantial critiques of ethnoscience methodology, mainly regarding its assumption that diverse groups share the exact same elicitable structure for understanding the world.

Having a balance between the three means that one is in complete health. Social divisions based on race, ethnicity, gender and class can influence access to health care and susceptibility to disease.

The diversity of perspectives included within the discussion of these phytotherapeutic remedies makes this an enticing work for those interested in ethnomedicines and the influences that direct their utilization."This indispensable work solves the need for a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the anthropology of health.

It can serve as the primary text for a beginning level course or, as I employ it, a template to jump start an advanced course on culture, health and healing that integrates varied literature, ethnography, and media.

Medical anthropology: A distinct sub-specialty within the discipline of anthropology that investigates human health and health care systems in comparative perspective. Naturalistic ethno-etiology: Views disease as the result of natural forces such as cold, heat, winds, or.

“I think about my education sometimes. I went to the University of Chicago for awhile after the Second World War. I was a student in the Department of Anthropology. At that time they were teaching that there was absolutely no difference between anybody. They may be teaching that still.The Anthropology of Health and Healing - Kindle edition by Mari Womack.

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