Multicultural Approaches to Health and Wellness in America

Multicultural Approaches to Health and Wellness in America

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This unique two-volume set describes the variety of cultural approaches to health practiced by people of varying cultural heritages and places them in stark context with traditional Western approaches to health care and medicine. Examining health practices such as Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine that focuses on the body, the sense organs, the mind, and the soul; and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the author examines why these different approaches can explain some of the cultural variations in health behaviors, differences in why people get sick, and how they cope with illness. Traditional health care providers of all kindsa€”including clinicians, counselors, doctors, nurses, and social workersa€”will all greatly benefit by learning about vastly different approaches to health, while general readers and scholars alike will gain insight into the rich diversity of world culture and find the material fascinating.In Aging and Spirituality: Spiritual Dimensions ofAging Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, edited by D. O. Moberg, 71a€“83. New York: ... 2005a. a€œ Sudarshan Kriya Yogic Breathing in the Treatment of Stress, Anxiety, and Depression.

Title:Multicultural Approaches to Health and Wellness in America
Author:Regan A. R. Gurung
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2014-04-21


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