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The Resource Healing traditions of the northwestern Himalayas, Pankaj Gupta, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Sushma Sharma

Healing traditions of the northwestern Himalayas, Pankaj Gupta, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Sushma Sharma

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Healing traditions of the northwestern Himalayas
Title
Healing traditions of the northwestern Himalayas
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Pankaj Gupta, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Sushma Sharma
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Language
eng
Summary
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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BTCTA
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Gupta, Pankaj
Dewey number
610.95496
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA541.A3
LC item number
G87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sharma, Vijay Kumar
  • Sharma, Sushma
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in environmental science,
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  • Traditional medicine
  • Mountain people
  • Materia medica
  • Medicine, Ayurvedic
  • India
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Healing traditions of the northwestern Himalayas, Pankaj Gupta, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Sushma Sharma
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. The bountiful Himalayas -- 2. Health and folk medicine -- 3. Ethnic food as medicament -- 4. Mystic healers -- 5. Traditional herbalists -- 6. Indigenous Materia Medica
Control code
879246449
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 149 pages
Isbn
9788132219248
Lccn
2014940152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879246449
Label
Healing traditions of the northwestern Himalayas, Pankaj Gupta, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Sushma Sharma
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. The bountiful Himalayas -- 2. Health and folk medicine -- 3. Ethnic food as medicament -- 4. Mystic healers -- 5. Traditional herbalists -- 6. Indigenous Materia Medica
Control code
879246449
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 149 pages
Isbn
9788132219248
Lccn
2014940152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879246449

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