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Healing Elements

Craig, Sienna R.:
Healing Elements : Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine / Sienna R. Craig. - Berkeley [u.a.] : University of California Press, 2012. - xx, 321 S. : Ill., Kt.
ISBN 978-0-520-27323-8
US$ 75,00 / £ 52,00 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-520-27324-5
US$ 34,95 / £ 24,95 (Paperback)
DDC: 610.515

Tibetan medicine has come to represent multiple and sometimes conflicting agendas. On the one hand it must retain a sense of cultural authenticity and a connection to Tibetan Buddhism; on the other it must prove efficacious and safe according to biomedical standards. Recently, Tibetan medicine has found a place within the multibillion-dollar market for complementary, traditional, and herbal medicines as people around the world seek alternative paths to wellness. Healing Elements explores how Tibetan medicine circulates through diverse settings in Nepal, China, and beyond as commercial goods and gifts, and as target therapies and panacea for biophysical and psychosocial ills. Through an exploration of efficacy – what does it mean to say Tibetan medicine “works”? – this book illustrates a bio-politics of traditional medicine and the meaningful, if contested, translations of science and healing that occur across distinct social ecologies. [Verlagsinformation]

List of Illustrations. ix
Preface. xi
Acknowledgments. xiii
Notes on the Use of Non-English Terms. xvii
List of Acronyms. xix
Introduction. 1
1. Portrait of a Himalayan Healer. 27
2. The Pulse of an Institution. 48
3. Lineage and Legitimacy. 78
4. Therapeutic Encounters. 112
5. Good Manufacturing Practices. 146
6. Cultivating the Wilds. 193
7. The Biography of a Medicine. 215
Conclusion. 263
Glossary. 263
Notes. 275
Bibliography. 285
Index. 309

Sienna Craig is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Horses Like Lightning: A Story of Passage Through the Himalaya and coeditor of Medicine Between Science and Religion: Explorations on Tibetan Grounds. Profile page.

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