Cross-Cultural Ethnomedicine - A Deeper Understanding of Health and Healing
The concept and meaning of the word "medicine" changes from culture to culture. In this class we will compare orthodox western medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, Native American medicine and Chinese medicine. We will look at how each of these traditions views health and disease and specifically compare their understanding of arthritis and of depression. By expanding our concepts of health and healing we can enhance our chances of truly helping our patients to become well.