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ETHNOMEDICINE

DESCRIPTION

 

Ethnomedicine is a system that applies both art and science to help the human body to restore it's health and well-being. It utilises traditional remedies to activate the immune system. Herbs are used for cleansing, elimination and detoxification. Some are used to stimulate the body's self-healing capabilities to counteract physical symptoms, whilst other may be used as a tonic to help the body's immunity.

The human body easily assimilates nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antibiotics and hormonal substances from plants to obtain both food and medicine. Ethnomedicine is a healing modality for chronic problems. With the skillful selection of herbs, a profound transformation in health can be effected without the danger of the unpleasant side-effects inherent in drug-based medicines. Plants have a direct impact on physiological activity and by knowing what body processes one wants to help or heal, the appropriate herb or plant action can be selected.

 

THE PRACTICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF ETHNOMEDICINE

 


Ethnomedicine is a specialist area that is not restricted to describing "exotic" healing practices, but it actually offers practical help in everyday clinical medicine. Thus, Ethnomedicine facilitates communication with patients from all walks of life. Moreover, an Ethnomedical Practitioner's observations and analysis within the scope of Ethnomedicine's understanding of the inherent conceptions held by their patients, with regard to illness and therapy, has heightened the medical and nursing fraternity.

Thus, these practitioners are better equipped to pinpoint and respond to their patient's needs. Ethnomedicine is considered to be an unbiased science by it's proponents.




CONSULTATION



Ethnomedicine practitioners treat the individual holistically and will consult the root cause of their illness. Different herbal remedies are prescribed for each patient's specific needs. Remedies can be taken in a variety of ways, such as tinctures, capsules, infusions and ointments, depending on which herbs are being used and what condition is being treated.

 

 

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