The Science of the Sacred : Bridging Global Indigenous Medicine Systems and Modern Scientific Principles

North Atlantic BooksSKU: 9781623173364

Author:
Nicole Redvers
Grade Levels:
Adult Education
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
296
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Copyright Data:
2019

Price:
Sale price$25.95

Description

Nicole Redvers, ND, MPH, is a member of the Deninu K'ue First Nation.

Indigenous naturopathic doctor Nicole Redvers pairs evidence-based research with traditional healing modalities, addressing modern health problems and medical processes

Modern medical science has finally caught up to what traditional healing systems have known for centuries. Many traditional healing techniques and medicines are often assumed to be archaic, outdated, or unscientific compared to modern Western medicine. Nicole Redvers, a naturopathic physician and member of the Deninu K'ue First Nation, analyzes modern Western medical practices using evidence-informed Indigenous healing practices and traditions from around the world--from sweat lodges and fermented foods to Ayurvedic doshas and meditation. Organized around various sciences, such as physics, genetics, and microbiology, the book explains the connection between traditional medicine and current research around epigenetics and quantum physics, for example, and includes over 600 citations. Redvers, who has traveled and worked with Indigenous groups around the world, shares the knowledge and teachings of health and wellness that have been passed down through the generations, tying this knowledge with current scientific advances. Knowing that the science backs up the traditional practice allows us to have earlier and more specific interventions that integrate age-old techniques with the advances in modern medicine and technology.

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