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- American Indian Traditional Medicine in Treating Chronic Illness
Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona at Beth Israel's Center for Health and Healing presents research on how Native American traditional practices can integrate with traditional medicine to treat chronic illness. Includes comparison and demographic charts.
- Curanderismo: Folk Healing in the Southwest
Radio documentary describing traditional healing with herbs, aromas, massage and rituals. Requires Real Player.
- Folk Medicine
Referenced article by a home healthcare nurse from West Virginia about the history of folk medicine and practices still in use.
- Folk Medicine in Hispanics in the Southwestern United States
Treatise prepared by a Baylor College of Medicine assistant professor outlining some Hispanic folkloric beliefs and the importance of considering such beliefs during standard medical treatment.
- Folk Medicine Watch
Promotion of culturally competent health care. Explores the previously unexplored self-medication practices of newly arrived immigrant populations in the United States.
- Handbook of Texas Online: Folk Medicine
Referenced article describing beliefs and practices among the Anglo, Mexican and Black cultures in Texas.
- Health 911 - Folk Remedies
Alphabetical listing of ailments, their causes and cures.
- India Parenting: Home Remedies
Cures for common childhood ailments and link to information about traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine.
- Lithuanian Folk Medicine
Includes sections describing the concept of health and illness, determination of illness, doctors and cures.
- Medicine Women
Writer Carolina Carlessi discusses growing up in Peru's culture of folk medicine and faith healing and how it affected her perception of modern medicine.
- Midwives and Maternity Care in the Roman World
Comparisons between folk treatment and professional midwifery in Greco-Roman society, primarily based upon the writings of Pliny and Soranus. Includes references.
- Ozarkian and Haitian Folk Medicine
Monograph with references describing the similarities between folkloric beliefs in Haiti and mid-western America.
- Russian Folk Medicine
Traditional treatments for ailments ranging from cancer to upset stomach.
- RussianFoods.com - Folk Medicine
Includes suggestions for colds, constipation, toothache, insomnia, headache and breakdown as well as links to the full Russian cooking archive.
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