The Body in Balance: Humoral Medicines in Practice

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Focusing on practice more than theory, this collection offers new perspectives for studying the so-called "humoral medical traditions," as they have flourished around the globe during the last 2,000 years. Exploring notions of "balance" in medical cultures across Eurasia, Africa and the Americas, from antiquity to the present, the volume revisits "harmony" and "holism" as main characteristics of those traditions. It foregrounds a dynamic notion of balance and asks how balance is defined or conceptualized, by whom, for whom ...

The Body in Balance: Humoral Medicines in Practice 2013, Berghahn Books, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780857459824

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