The ayahuasca has been documented to have been used in the pre-Columbian era, however westerners have only recently had access and knowledge of it dating back roughly 150 years (McKenna, 1993). In some ways similar to the ayahuasca ceremony, the use of Peyote is popular among many native tribes as well as non indians as a means for spiritual and physical healings as well as walking the path of enlightenment. The Native American
The word massage comes from the words “macer” or “masser”, meaning “thank you” in French. Massage is defined as the systematic manual or mechanical manipulations of the soft tissues of the body by such movements as rubbing, pressing, kneading, rolling, or tapping for therapeutic purposes. Therapists use a combination of their hands, forearms, elbows and feet to massage muscles, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments. Probably the most basic results in this field is that improved circulation is beneficial for virtually all known health conditions. The basic goal of massage is to help the body heal itself.
(Lawless, J.1998) What is the history of aromatherapy? Essential oils have been used for therapeutic purposes for nearly 6,000 years. The ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used them in cosmetics, perfumes, and drugs. Essential oils were also commonly used for spiritual, therapeutic, hygienic, and ritualistic purposes. (Lawless, J.
The nurse looks at me in concern and explains to me that not only did I cut my foot but I also exposed that cut to bacteria, parasites, and fungi from the cattle farm that is just upstream from the lake. As I sit there listening to the nurse explain all these things to me. I start to feel sore all over my shoulders, arms and back. I look down at my skin after my eyes have adjusted from the sun and see that my skin is a nice pink/reddish color. Great, I have a cut on my foot that has been exposed to who knows what and now I have a sunburn!
Some of the alternative therapies that people will try are massage, meditation, tai chi and acupuncture. There are numerous theories about how acupuncture works. Some are that acupuncture stimulates the release of pain-relieving endorphins and stimulates circulation. Some of the conditions that are treated with acupuncture include arthritis, migraines and tension headaches, sciatica, weight loss and infertility (Alternative Medicine,
|stress. Helps improve moods, reduce the heart rate, lower | | |The concept is to combine physical postures, breathing |blood pressure, increase lung capacity, helps with anxiety,| | |techniques and meditation to help relax the body, mind and |depression and anxiety. Also positively affects certain | | |spirit. |brain and blood chemical levels. | |Aromatherapy |The use of essential oils from plants for healing purposes |Can be used to treat infections, stress, swelling, and | | |either by inhalation, massage or taken by mouth.
Anthropology 1100, Spring 2011 04/06/11 Shamanism and World Religions, a Comparison The basic foundations of the world top three religions; Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism, have been built by the contributions of Shamanistic techniques, and are present through all the ages of human evolution as prophets, sages, healers and messiahs. Globally distributed, Shamanism is an ancient spiritual practice. Shamanic principles remain significant in present-day cultures due to its development and changes over the centuries. Each culture has laid it’s imprint on Shamanism. However, this paper will focus on the common beliefs shared by all Shamans, which were identified by (Eliade 3-7).
Introduction According to the Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary, heal means “to make sound or whole especially in bodily condition” (Merriam-Webster, n.d.). In order to heal, a person must be “whole” in the mind, body, and spirit. A hospital can help a person heal by creating a healing environment. By creating a healing environment, the hospital becomes a healing hospital. This paper will explain the components of a healing hospital, how these components relate specifically to spirituality and the challenges of creating a healing hospital.
Sweat bath were very popular among the Aztecs as it was said to cure various illnesses. Sweat baths were also very important in the birthing process of Aztecan women. Sometimes, people believed that certain illnesses were related with the supernatural. If this occurred, a shaman would attempt a cure that included medicinal herbs but also included ritual procedure . The Aztecs, just like us, were obsessed with keeping track of time.
• Therapeutic use of marijuana has a history of 4,500 years. • Doctors treat patients that have appetite loss, glaucoma, nausea, vomiting, spasticity, pain, and weight loss for medical marijuana. • They give marijuana if they have arthritis, dystopia, insomnia, seizures. • They have a pill like marijuana called Dronabinol. The pill is harder to digest and the effect doesn’t happen as fast as smoking marijuana.