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KEY FEATURES: Material based on empirical findings as well as first-hand experiences makes the book a valuable resource for both guiding and inspiring readers. Connection of current debates with an analysis of the cultural healing practices of Far East Asian communities provides a critical point of departure for highlighting challenges and transformations within the field of health and mental health. Discussion of a range of issues makes the book relevant to scholars, researchers, practitioners, and students in training in the various health and mental health fields, as well as mental health clinicians, nurses, doctors, psychiatrists, counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, and others. Exploration of research, theories, and practices extends beyond Asian groups to include all types of patients, clients, and groups. Chapter-ending discussion questions prompt readers ...

Integrating Asian Healing Traditions Into Biomedicine
8 Integrating asian healing traditions into biomedicine
Tenzin Lhundup James H. Lake

Asian healing traditions and biomedicine are the most widely practiced systems of medicine globally. Asian medicine is becoming an accepted alternative approach to diagnosis and treatment in many Western countries, while acceptance of biomedicine is growing in Asia. The confluence of Western medicine and Asian healing traditions in both Western countries and Asia presents many challenges and opportunities with regard to the safe and appropriate uses of disparate approaches to diagnose and treat both medical and psychiatric disorders. Increasing numbers of Western and Asian patients receive both biomedical therapies and Asian medical treatments concurrently; however, few efforts have been ...

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