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Herbs of Folklore and Modern Medicine: White Willow, Aloe Vera, and Garlic
Many of the medicinal herbs we use today have been studied by modern science for application in today’s medical field. These studies have shown that our ancestral folk uses of these herbs were very much correct in their applications. Here we will explore...
Earth Mysteries >> Herbalism
History of Egyptian Medicine and Philosophy
When medical knowledge past is considered, lack of aseptic technique, pain-killing drugs and antibiotics are an accepted part of our modern legend of these ancient healing practices. You will find that none of this is true when it comes to Ancient Egypt....
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
Origins of the Celts
Two new groups of people emerge in Central Europe during the late Neolithic (New Stone Age) period, one certainly immigrant. Each group may be distinguished archaeologically by characteristic artifacts found in their respective burial sites. One was a Bell...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
What is hypnotic trance? Does it provide unusual physical or mental capacities?
2.1 'Trance;' descriptive or misleading? Most of the classical notions of hypnosis have long held that hypnosis was special in some way from other types of interpersonal communication and that an induction (preparatory process considered by some to be...
Parapsychology >> Hypnosis
What is Shamanic Healing?
“Shamans heals themselves. By working through their pain, they learn to help others." -Wounded Healin' "But the primitive magician, the medicine man, or the shaman is not only a sick man; he is, above all, a sick man who has been cured, who has...
Religions >> Native American, Shamanism
Survivalists' Guide for the New Millennium: Chapter 6
AS THE WORM TURNS Health and well being are part of the natural birthright of the human being. With all of its organs intact, the right diet, exercise and mental focus, a human body can overcome any disease. Even so, the effects of living in this...
Philosophy >> Survivalists Guide for the New Millennium

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Feeling ill? German folk remedies for a speedy recovery
With cold and flu season upon us in Germany, it's a good time to take a look at all those folk remedies Germans have for helping healing along. Whether they speed up recovery or simply serve to ease your mind is a question for another day.
Last night's TV: Sending convicts to Australia created a new kind of mobile
Without wars and a ready supply of seriously injured men much of modern medicine wouldn't have been discovered. The process of sending ... They were affable, decent folk but it would be fair to say they probably had the least easy lives.
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Newport Jazz Festival gets new leader, $10M promise
Wein, who is 90, also told The Associated Press that he planned to donate the bulk of his estate, around $10 million, to the foundation upon his death so that the jazz festival and its sister Newport Folk Festival can continue for years to come.

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Traditional medicine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[edit]. All cultures and societies have knowledge best described as folk medicine. Although there is large overlap, the denotative ...
folk medicine Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles
Get information, facts, and pictures about folk medicine at Encyclopedia.com. Make research projects and school reports about folk medicine easy with credible ...
Folk Medicine | Definition of Folk medicine by Merriam-Webster
traditional medicine as practiced nonprofessionally especially by people isolated from modern medical services and usually involving the use of plant-derived ...
Folk Medicine: A New England Almanac of Natural Health Care
Folk Medicine: A New England Almanac of Natural Health Care From A Noted Vermont Country Doctor [M.D. D.
DMOZ - Health: Alternative: Folk Medicine
Jan 5, 2016 American Indian Traditional Medicine in Treating Chronic Illness - Dr. Lewis Mehl -Madrona at Beth Israel's Center for Health and Healing ...

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