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Traditional Thai Medicine, by C. Pierce Salguero

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Traditional Thai Medicine: Buddhism, Animism, Ayurveda, by C. Pierce Salguero Hohm Press, 9781890772673, 134 pp. (incl. index and appendices), 2007Thai Medicine is a tradition that began to form in the 13th Century in Thailand, a combination of beliefs and theories taken from the animistic indigenous religion, Buddhism, and medical theories from ayurveda and yoga. It remains a popular practice, existing alongside western medicine in 83% of hospitals in Thailand, but Salguero fears that it is a dying practice, mainly supported by the elderly and tourists, and practiced by the older generations.As the older generations Read More