The Body in Balance: Humoral Medicines in Practice

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… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Berghahn Books (August 01, 2013)

Collection: Epistemologies of Healing

Format: EPUB

Page count: 300 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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