Traditional Thai Medicine: Buddhism, Animism, Ayurveda

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Hohm Press, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 142 pages
In Thailand today, traditional folk medicine competes successfully with Western hospital-based medicine, and represents a popular approach to healing even in modern cities such as Bangkok. This book offers a broad-brush history of medicine in Thailand from the 3rd millennium BC to the present. It traces this rich cultural heritage from its origins in Buddhism, animism and Ayurveda to its contemporary application in both rural and urban Thailand. The author spent eight years in field study and academic research on traditional Thai Medicine.

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About the author (2007)

Salguero is a interdisciplinary scholar specializing in the history of Buddhist medicine. Salguero teaches East Asian History, Chinese Religion & Philosophy, Buddhism, and History of Medicine at Penn State's Abington College. Salguero has a Ph.D. in History of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from University of Virginia. Salguero is also a practitioner and teacher of Traditional Thai Medicine, the author of many books for TTM clinicians, and has long been active in the introduction of Thai healing traditions to the U.S.

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