The Resource Healing Traditions of the Northwestern Himalayas, by Pankaj Gupta, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Sushma Sharma, (electronic resource)

Healing Traditions of the Northwestern Himalayas, by Pankaj Gupta, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Sushma Sharma, (electronic resource)

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Healing Traditions of the Northwestern Himalayas
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Healing Traditions of the Northwestern Himalayas
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by Pankaj Gupta, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Sushma Sharma
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eng
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This book discusses the perception of disease, healing concepts and the evolution of traditional systems of healing in the Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh, India. The chapters cover a diverse range issues: people and knowledge systems, healing in ancient scriptures, concept of sacredness and faith healing, food as medicament, presumptions about disease, ethno-botanical aspects of medicinal plants, collection and processing of herbs, traditional therapeutic procedures, indigenous Materia medica, etc. The book also discusses the diverse therapeutic procedures followed by Himalayan healers and their significance in the socio-cultural life of Himalayan societies. The World Health Organization defines traditional medicine as wisdom, skills, and practices based on theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, used in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness and maintenance of health. In some Asian and African countries, 80% of the population depends on traditional medicine for primary health care. However, the knowledge of these conventional healing techniques and traditions associated with conveying this knowledge are slowly disappearing. The authors highlight the importance of safeguarding this indigenous knowledge in the cultural milieu of the Himachal Himalayas. This book will be an important resource for researchers in medical anthropology, biology, ethno-biology, ecology, community health, health behavior, psychotherapy, and Himalayan studies
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Gupta, Pankaj
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RA1-1270
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non fiction
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  • Sharma, Vijay Kumar.
  • Sharma, Sushma.
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SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science,
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  • Medicine
  • Public health
  • Regional planning
  • Anthropology
  • Medicine & Public Health
  • Public Health
  • Anthropology
  • Regional and Cultural Studies
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Healing Traditions of the Northwestern Himalayas, by Pankaj Gupta, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Sushma Sharma, (electronic resource)
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Prologue -- Chapter 1. The Bountiful Himalayas -- Chapter 2. Health and Folk Medicine -- Chapter 3. Ethnic Food as Medicament -- Chapter 4. Mystic Healers -- Chapter 5. Traditional Herbalists -- Chapter 6. Indigenous Materia Medica -- Epilogue.
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XXII, 149 p. 6 illus. in color.
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electronic
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9788132219255
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10.1007/978-81-322-1925-5
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online resource.
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(DE-He213)978-81-322-1925-5
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Healing Traditions of the Northwestern Himalayas, by Pankaj Gupta, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Sushma Sharma, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Chapter 1. The Bountiful Himalayas -- Chapter 2. Health and Folk Medicine -- Chapter 3. Ethnic Food as Medicament -- Chapter 4. Mystic Healers -- Chapter 5. Traditional Herbalists -- Chapter 6. Indigenous Materia Medica -- Epilogue.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XXII, 149 p. 6 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9788132219255
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-81-322-1925-5
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-81-322-1925-5

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