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Wikiproject Traditional Medicine[edit]

I have proposed the creation of a wiki project traditional medicine, ethno medical or anthropological sources would be ideal; though any references that meet wikipedia MEDRS standards would be even better. The projects scope would cover at least half of the articles on diseases, animals, plants, fungi and ethnic groups. The projects goal is to promote multicultural perspectives and a multi-disciplinary approach to the sciences. CensoredScribe (talk) 19:00, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Same tendencies in GE
This article was translated to GE. Unfortunately, some wikipedians were unwilling to discuss topics before altering. So I ::stopped up to now to work on it. Nevertheless in GE a very engaged author, EMERITUS had made the same proposal. I agree. My ::proposal is, to split the existing article in two:
A1 should describe principles and common structures
A2 should, in its core be the existing article which is in essential an article on WESTERN Traditional Medicine. This is ::excuse me, a general problem of articles in EN wikipedia. Bussakendle (talk) 10:19, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

This[edit]

This article doesn't evey try to be NPOV, it's just propaganda, whether you agree with it or not. Revolver 01:37, 7 Feb 2004 (UTC)

It's much better now, but still POV. While I share some of your concerns about pharmaceutical companies and unorthodox ideas failing to receive funding (see my aborted attempt at the article AIDS reappraisal), perhaps there's still a better way to phrase this. Revolver 22:31, 9 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Give it your best shot at revision. statkit1 15:13, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Changed "pharmaceutical" back to "medical"...traditional medicine is not just about the chemical treatment of ailments; if it were, acupuncture wouldn't be considered part of traditional medicine. Alan 20:10, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Traditional medicine systems like Traditional Chinese Medicine or Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine are fully developed medical systems and not folk medicine. This article should not be merged. However I will add some see also links. Karen S Vaughan 01:19, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Cleaned up, consolidated and added references. Removed clean up tags and references tags. Added terms ethnobotany and medical anthropology. Added categories and removed the no-categories tag. Friarslantern 18:21, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Request[edit]

I would like to request for someone to create a page on traditional Mexican medicine. It is a rich topic that has been extensively studied from both cultural and scientific perspectives. A google scholar search for "Traditional Mexican Medicine" may be a good starting point. Cazort (talk) 19:56, 18 September 2008 (UTC)


REQUESTING FOR native american medicine!!! an element of america that does not have its own page on wikipedia! how can that be?121.7.192.69 (talk) 11:16, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Reference style[edit]

This article uses Wikipedia:Parenthetical referencing. If you're adding a new reference, please make the style match what's already in place here. Thanks, WhatamIdoing (talk) 19:18, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Please use a direct instruction instead of leaving the reader to do navigation.
I have a look at the following and cann't tell which one is the wiki standards
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Citation_templates--222.64.31.57 (talk) 07:51, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Embedded citations is the most commonly used style, and is in use at this article. -- Brangifer (talk) 16:55, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Definition of traditional medicine.....[edit]

I suggest that the definition on the following page should be used, although it maybe different to the one quoted in the article currently

http://www.who.int/medicines/areas/traditional/definitions/en/index.html --222.64.31.57 (talk) 07:09, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Please adopt the terms with the following[edit]

http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2003/9241546271.pdf as a standardized practice--222.64.31.57 (talk) 07:40, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

The topic of Buddhist medicine has been added based on ..... plus ....[edit]

the following

http://scholar.google.com/scholar?as_q=buddhist+medicine&num=10&btnG=Search+Scholar&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_occt=title&as_sauthors=&as_publication=&as_ylo=&as_yhi=&as_allsubj=all&hl=en&lr=&newwindow=1 --222.67.208.20 (talk) 03:08, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Hindu medicine
http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&lr=&newwindow=1&q=allintitle%3A+%22hindu+medicine%22&btnG=Search --222.67.208.20 (talk) 03:18, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Islamic medicine
http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&lr=&newwindow=1&q=allintitle%3A+%22Islamic+medicine%22&btnG=Search --222.67.208.20 (talk) 03:22, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Jewish medicine http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=allintitle:+%22Jewish+medicine%22&hl=en&lr=&newwindow=1&start=0&sa=N --222.67.208.20 (talk) 03:24, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

The other main streams of medicines could be from the main streams of religions and I assume that people knows.

BTW, what is the difference between Vedic medicine and Hindu medicine??? http://scholar.google.com/scholar?as_q=Vedic+medicine&num=10&btnG=Search+Scholar&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_occt=title&as_sauthors=&as_publication=&as_ylo=&as_yhi=&as_allsubj=all&hl=en&lr=&newwindow=1 --222.67.208.20 (talk) 03:32, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Jagged 85[edit]

(Ping! DASonnenfeld ) I have reverted this two word claim which Jagged 85, a problematic editor, inserted in about 10 articles several years ago. It is sourced to "Diane Boulanger (2002), "The Islamic Contribution to Science, Mathematics and Technology", OISE Papers, in STSE Education, Vol. 3." The actual title of her paper is The Islamic Contribution to Science, Mathematics and Technology: Towards Motivating the Muslim Child and this is in a (almost certainly non-peer reviewed) journal dedicated to education, written by a then undergraduate computer scientist. Jagged 85, moreover, is noted for failing to correctly follow his sources, among other problems. For full details see Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard#The Islamic Contribution to Science, Mathematics and Technology: Towards Motivating the Muslim Child and the Jagged 85 cleanup project that it links to. All the best, Rich Farmbrough, 00:46, 10 April 2014 (UTC).

  • Note [1] full changes made by Jagged 85. Probably suspect as well. 'Rich Farmbrough, 00:51, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the helpful explanation, Rich. Would it make sense to retain the reference to Ibn al-Baitar? From a quick look, it seems appropriate. Regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 02:05, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
It is a bit of a nightmare, we should ideally re-write the whole section, there are people around who have the knowledge to do that without intensive research, but I'm not one of them. I dislike removing content, but so much of what Jagged 85 wrote is wrong (and he wrote a lot, albeit much was cut and pasted in many places), and such is the reliance on Wikipedia these days, that on other articles I have visited his mistakes, having been removed once, are coming back from sources that have copied them from WP. A tremendous amount of work has been done (not by me, I hasten to add) to resolve these problems, but there's loads left. All the best, Rich Farmbrough, 02:47, 10 April 2014 (UTC).

Traditional medicine and folk medicine[edit]

Traditional medicine is fundamentally different from folk medicine in terms of classification. Folk medicine is a system that is regionally developed based on the requirements of a relatively small community. It is often related with regional conditions, available plants and herbs and although completely efficient it lacks a scientific understanding of the processes going on behind the treatment. Traditional medicine is based on a platform upon which a science is built. It is a science in the sense that it is reproducible anywhere at anytime given a proper understanding of the applicable conditions. Extensive classification, practice and study often lead to the formation of scriptures in traditional medicine which is not present in folk medicine. Hence it would not be advisable to merge the two pages of Folk medicine and Traditional medicine. Ksajnani (talk) 16:07, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

The merger is now being discussed here. – Maky « talk » 03:28, 24 October 2014 (UTC)