Pohnpei Primary Health Care Manual: Health Care in Pohnpei, Micronesia - Traditional Uses of Plants for Health and Healing

Pohnpei Primary Health Care Manual: Health Care in Pohnpei, Micronesia - Traditional Uses of Plants for Health and Healing

by Roberta Lee, Elipiana Albert, Irina E. Adam, Michael J. Balick
     
 

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[Full Color Edition] Pohnpei, one of the four island members of the Federated States of Micronesia in the Caroline Islands, has a traditional medical system developed over many generations. The Pohnpei Primary Health Care Manual compiles traditional ethnomedical information about plants and presents it within the context of Western medicine. Many common health… See more details below

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[Full Color Edition] Pohnpei, one of the four island members of the Federated States of Micronesia in the Caroline Islands, has a traditional medical system developed over many generations. The Pohnpei Primary Health Care Manual compiles traditional ethnomedical information about plants and presents it within the context of Western medicine. Many common health conditions are discussed in this book, including those specific to Pohnpeian culture. Also provided is scientific information about each species, including efficacy, pharmacology and potential toxicity, where known. This book is intended as an educational manual for Pohnpei and the Pacific region, an area where traditional medicine and some of the plants used in its practice, are endangered resources. Based on a decade of on-island research and extensive literature review, the book has been produced by a group of Pohnpeian and international experts, specialists in ethnomedicine, clinical care, public health, biology, conservation and Pacific Island culture.

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ISBN-13:
9781453658659
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/17/2010
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

Roberta Lee, M.D. is Vice Chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine, Director of Continuing Medical Education, and Co-Director of the Felloship in Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel's Continuum Center for Health and Healing at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Lee attended George Washington University Medical School. Following the completion of her residency in Internal Medicine, she served as a U.S. Public Health Service physician for five years.

Nieve Shere holds both a Masters of Science in Ethnobotany and in Acupuncture. She maintains a private Acupuncture practice in Manhattan.

Michael J. Balick, Ph.D. is Vice President for Botanical Science, Philecology Curator and Director of The New York Botanical Garden Institute of Economic Botany in the Bronx. An ethnobotanist, he studies the relationships between plants, people and culture, in both tropical and temperate environments.

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