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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
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Local medicines experiences in global context


Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: 28 Aug 11:00 - 12:45


Room 2.3

The phenomenon of local medicines has attracted great attention at international and national levels. Large numbers of people and communities are still using their own edicines to cure diseases since the prehistoric period; tradition plays a major role in this. Local medicines are not condemned in innumerable international conventions and declarations. This panel contraints research on local medicines: the various forms, the communities and cultures in which they are prevalent, the cultural and religious backgrounds, the socio economic dimensions, their medical, social implications and legal aspects, regarding efficacy, diagnostic, illness experiences, promotion of health strategies and power relations. The analysis resulting from these approaches can be meaningful in many ways and open new avenues to explore local medicines worldwide.


  • P 3.1
    • Dr. Patar, Raktim (Gargaon College)
    • Dr. Sugimoto, Hiroshi (Niigata University of Health and Welfare)

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Far from appearing as a distinct component of medical experience in negro-culture, the diagnosis or the determination of the disease, linked to its specificity, is a means of its decoding and its resorption. Considered as one of the modality accompanying the medical experience, the determination of the disease knows a diacritic connivance with the atemporality, because in congruence, in harmony wi ... More
Presented by Antoinette Marcelle EWOLO NGAH
Data and information were collected through direct interview, observation, fieldwork research and qualitative analysis. The analysis is full of significations and led us to a new understanding of African history. Firstly, it is important to know that the African traditional medicine remains a popular medicine strongly linked to Africans despite the colonization process and the existence of th ... More
Presented by Dr. Jean Paulin MENGUE ME NDONGO
This study aimed to examine the performance activities in which individuals with a mental illness participate in Japan, and to consider interaction with conventional activities as self-help group and discourse of society. The most common activities were poetry reading in clubs. Sometimes they participated in dramatic performances. The contents of poems included the performer’s experience of the ... More
Presented by Dr. Hiroshi SUGIMOTO on 28/8/2019 at 12:00
This paper addresses the issue of therapeutic agencying in quilombola communities in the State of Bahia, which are consisted of descendants of African peoples brought to Brazil as slaves. In contrast to the approaches that sets apart traditional knowledge based on beliefs (religious, ethnic, alternative) and biomedicine into ""systems"", we consider that the territorialized practices and knowledge ... More
Presented by Dr. Fátima TAVARES on 28/8/2019 at 12:20
The paper tries to present surviving elements of a local traditional medicine as it got transmitted to nowadays in certain regions of Romania. The medicinal herbs, oral charms are meant to heal diseases – physical or psychic pains. Mother Mary, saints or beings specific to popular culture are invoked to help the person in pain, in order to heal its diseases. A symbolical structure of the human b ... More
Presented by Gabriela BOANGIU on 28/8/2019 at 11:40
Homeopathy was originally invented in Germany in the 18th century and has been practiced as equal to the traditional local medicines in India for more than 100 years. The Indian government established the Ministry of AYUSH in 2014 to ensure the optimal development and propagation in Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. Homeopathy is the only one medicine from other countri ... More
Presented by Dr. Yuri NONAMI on 28/8/2019 at 11:20
It is well known that traditional health care practices are still relevant and are followed by communities across the countries. Traditional medicine describes a group of health care practices and products with a long history of use. It frequently refers to medical knowledge developed by indigenous cultures that incorporate plant, animal and mineral based medicine, spiritual therapies and manual t ... More
Presented by Dr. Raktim PATAR on 28/8/2019 at 11:00
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