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Healing alternative modalities -- Pacific Style

by Keone Michaels Sun May 28th, 2006 at 03:20:35 PM EST

LINK: |The Center for Traditional Medicine promotes the cross cultural healing arts and sciences and advances social change to benefit individual and community health through activist scholarship research and practice.

LINK: |This is great linkable set of references to healing on several different levels. I did notice that some of the links might not work. However I include it for the good stuff it does have.
LINK: |Ginseng is what it is all about folks ...... "The main active ingredients of Korean ginseng are ginsenosides. These steroid-like phytochemicals have adaptogenic properties, which give ginseng property to counter the effects of stress. The glycosides act on the adrenal glands, helping to prevent adrenal hypertrophy and excess corticosteroid production in response to stress. Ginsenosides increase protein synthesis and activity of neurotransmitters in the brain. Ginseng stimulates the formation of blood vessel and improves blood circulation in the brains, thereby improving memory and cognitive abilities. Ginseng is also used for diabetes, migraine, infections, radiation and chemotherapy protection, to aid in sleep, and to stimulate the appetite.'
LINK: |Health and Medical Practices in the Pre-Columbian Americas Text and Photo by John W. Verano
The year 1992, which marked the quincentennial of Columbus's first voyage to the Americas, led to a flourishing of research on the biological and demographic impact of contact between two previously isolated and starkly different worlds. Numerous museum exhibits, academic conferences, and publications emerged from this period of reflection on the historic significance of 1492. Interest in the subject continues, as demonstrated by several new books on disease and the demographic impact of European contact on New World peoples.
LINK: |When You Visit a Chinese Medicine Practitioner. By Misha Ruth Cohen When you go to a Chinese medicine practitioner, whether for treatment of an illness, acute pain, or to begin a program of preventive care, the doctor will follow a system of evaluation and diagnosis that depends on observation and questioning.
LINK: |Another Ginseng link.
Basic Skills for Healing with your Hands Anyone can learn to heal. You have to believe you can and learn to connect to the Source.You are like the 'middle person' who brings the healing from the Source to the person.
Rongoa Maori Rongoa is the Maori term for medicines that are produced from native plants in New Zealand. This webpage focuses on the New Zealand native plants which are found on the land surrounding Aotea Harbour.
Traditional Maori Healing In the Maori culture, many believe that we are spiritual beings having an earthly experience with the ability to use the powers of nature to heal our selves, our whanau, our iwi, the wider communities and even our Mother Earth - Papatuanuku.
Native Herbs and Uses Summary of New Zealand native herbs and their uses.
LINK: |The issues of property rights are becoming more and more prevalent especically in this day of DNA science. Who owns the plants? "In the meadows and thickets of the forest grows a plant with broad, deep green, accordion-pleated leaves called false hellebore. I'd been told the highly poisonous meadow lily, also known as Indian hellebore, is used as a medicine by First Nations people."
LINK: |Bibliography
LINK: |The University of Hawaii offers excellent training. "The department is committed to conducting both basic and applied research related to complementary and alternative therapies in Hawai?i and the Pacific region; educating the next generation of physicians and other healthcare personnel about the potential risks and benefits of complementary and alternative therapies; providing culturally competent care for people within the state of Hawai?i by understanding the use of patterns of complementary care used by the Hawai?i?s population; facilitating the study of medicinal plants, including varieties unique to Hawai?i and/or the Pacific Rim; and promoting health service research to assess the clinical and financial benefits?or lack thereof?of CAAM therapies for the Hawaiian population."
LINK: |"Dr. Terry Maresca, a Mohawk Indian who trained in Western medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, represents a new kind of Native American healer. Her training as a physician allows her to bring the best of the scientific method, modern diagnostic tools and healing technologies to her healing practice, while her knowledge of Indian ways and medicinal plants brings the wisdom of her culture to the process."
LINK: |Bibliography

Sorry I've been gone so long but as I put up my new site (pacifictribune.com) my mind has been occupado with technical stuff and other mundane concerns.

For example, as I test post stuff, testing the cross posting strategies and logistics, I have been wrestling with different html parsers at each site ..even the SCOOP sites all have different parsers...funny, it is so analogous to the real world. Everybody uses different standards.

And the damm learning curve on the scoop installation/customization is formidable, especially for an old geezer like meself.

Anyway, a bare bones site is up with some test posts and besides the name, as you will see I took a lot of direction from both you and Booman folks. I think it was a Frenchman, Voltaire perhaps, that said that imitation is the highest form of flattery.

Please feel free to help us focus and build a community here as we work on the site. Please register and contribute. Be patient with me as i learn how to administrate the site.

I am concerned with the environment in the Pacific (I first got on the web when France detonated nukes in the Pacific) and I am concerned with ethnic cleansing as it takes place by smashing small cultures down to nothing with western media and western values. I feel that the web is one way to empower these cultures and preserve them.


by Keone Michaels on Sun May 28th, 2006 at 03:41:54 PM EST
good work, cool links keone.

i miss hawaii bigtime, and your posts all have the salty scent of the trades in them.

hawaii is a place many healers visit, to slow down and feel more deeply.

a perfect cure for euro-angst!

if you turn a globe so the pacific faces you, there is almost no land visible....except, like a nipple in the centre of a big blue breast, the hawaiian islands.

the elements rule...we are so tiny...

the thin filling in a watery sandwich of waves and rain, volcano and stars together reminding us of our fiery origin...

aloha, friend, and please keep reminding us of a world as different from europe as the planet has to offer!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun May 28th, 2006 at 05:14:09 PM EST
by Keone Michaels on Sun May 28th, 2006 at 07:07:20 PM EST
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