African American Alternative Medicine: Using Alternative Medicine to Prevent and Control Chronic Diseases by Eric J. Bailey, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
African American Alternative Medicine: Using Alternative Medicine to Prevent and Control Chronic Diseases

African American Alternative Medicine: Using Alternative Medicine to Prevent and Control Chronic Diseases

by Eric J. Bailey
     
 

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An introduction to the field of African American alternative medicine, highlighting African American traditional healthcare practices, new qualitative fieldwork data from African American alternative health practitioners, and specific cultural ethnomedical strategies for the African American population.

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An introduction to the field of African American alternative medicine, highlighting African American traditional healthcare practices, new qualitative fieldwork data from African American alternative health practitioners, and specific cultural ethnomedical strategies for the African American population.

Editorial Reviews

Bailey (a medical anthropologist with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) examines African American alternative and complementary medical therapies from a clinical and cultural relativistic perspective. He argues that for the purposes of public policy and public dialogue, alternative medicine needs to be recognized for its potential to improve public health. He reviews the major alternative medical systems, their origins, and the way these systems have historically been used and are currently used within the health belief systems of African Americans. The ability of alternative medicines to prevent and reduce the damage of hypertension, cancer, diabetes mellitus, stroke, and mental health disabilities is reviewed; and finally the connection between culture and medicine is explored in the context of public health policy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313012853
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2002
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
333 KB

Meet the Author

ERIC J. BAILEY is Medical Anthropologist with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is the author of Medical Anthropology and African American Health, (Bergin & Garvey, 2000).

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