Alternative medicine by Hiroshi Sakagami (editor)

By Hiroshi Sakagami (editor)

Replacement medication is famous as scientific items and practices that don't belong to the traditional cares taken by means of docs, medical professionals of osteopathy and allied health and wellbeing pros. It has built right into a multitude of scientific items and practices that considerably increase the physique situation and exhibit sickness prevention activities. The content material of this booklet doesn't conceal all components of different medication, yet presents the reader with insights into chosen features of validated and new cures. It includes 12 chapters which are separated into four components: (1) historic and Cultural belief, (2) Compositional research, (3) healing strength, and (4) motion Mechanism and destiny path, written via global specialists who're reviewing their unique and others' study. The publication might be necessary to scholars, clinicians, lecturers and researchers who've curiosity in advances in substitute medicinal drugs.

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Four major traditions are noted within the category of soft qigong according to literature. The first tradition is Taoist qigong, which emphasizes the training of body and mind and fo‐ cuses on the relationship between the individual and the cosmic environment. Prolongation of life expectancy is a key focus of this tradition. The second tradition is Buddhist qigong, The Cultural Perceptions, Folk Taxonomies and the Relationship with Alternative Medicine Practices Among... 5772/53281 emphasizing the cultivation of mind and moral will and aiming at escaping from “hard life”.

The underlying Chinese cultural belief in health motivated these participants considering tradi‐ tional Chinese medicine for remedy. In that case they would perceive their body suffered from “wet toxin” (濕毒). As this concept is embedded in traditional Chinese medicinal be‐ lief, therefore adopting the remedy with the same cultural medicinal belief would be per‐ ceived as a “sensible” solution for the participants. On the other hand, the participants believed biomedicine was the best remedy for contagious diseases.

Soft qigong is mainly for health maintenance purpose [5]. As this chapter con‐ cerns the role of qigong as alternative medicine and its relation with cultural beliefs, soft qi‐ gong is the focus of this chapter. Four major traditions are noted within the category of soft qigong according to literature. The first tradition is Taoist qigong, which emphasizes the training of body and mind and fo‐ cuses on the relationship between the individual and the cosmic environment. Prolongation of life expectancy is a key focus of this tradition.

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