Health and Illness David Levinson

ISBN: 9780874368765

Published: October 1st 1997

Hardcover

253 pages


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Health and Illness  by  David Levinson

Health and Illness by David Levinson
October 1st 1997 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 253 pages | ISBN: 9780874368765 | 4.23 Mb

Health and Illness: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia introduces readers to a colorful array of traditional and alternative healing systems from around the globe, such as aromatherapy, the use of fragrance to soothe physical and mental complaints, aMoreHealth and Illness: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia introduces readers to a colorful array of traditional and alternative healing systems from around the globe, such as aromatherapy, the use of fragrance to soothe physical and mental complaints, a healing system that goes back to the days of Cleopatra- humoral medicine, a system described by the Ancient Greeks, according to which four humors - blood, phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile - were thought to circulate through the human body, too much of any one humor resulting in imbalance or disease- and Tratak meditation, from Hinduism, wherein one stares unblinkingly at a flame until the eyes tear in order to enter a tranquil state.

In easy-to-use, A-Z format, this illustrated volume describes the worlds best-known healing systems - from astrological healing to yoga - and tackles health issues of international concern, such as famine, infanticide, and plague. With its handy cross-references and extensive list of sources, it will be of particular interest to students of anthropology, history, popular culture, and medicine - and to any readers who refuse to limit their thinking to a single cultural perspective.



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