Snake Medicine

Sacred Earth Sites: Seeing the Unseen

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Author: Scott Angus,Emily Sopensky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781513616711

Category:

Page: 130

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Medicine Cards

The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals

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Author: Jamie Sams,David Carson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312204914

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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A revised and expanded edition of a best-selling divination system, based on ancient Native American traditions, uses fifty-two power animals to help heal the body, mind, and spirit, featuring beautifully designed cards and an informative handbook. 75,000 first printing.

Snake Oil Science

The Truth about Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Author: R. Barker Bausell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195383427

Category: Medical

Page: 324

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The author examines the scientific evidence for and against complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in an entertaining critique of the strangely zealous world of CAM belief and practice that also furnishes an introduction on how to interpret scientific research of any sort.

Snake Oil, Hustlers and Hambones

The American Medicine Show

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Author: Ann Anderson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476601127

Category: History

Page: 200

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Long before television and radio commercials beckoned to potential buyers, the medicine show provided free entertainment and promised cures for everything from corns to cancer. Combining elements of the circus, theater, vaudeville, and good old-fashioned entrepreneurship, the showmen of the American medicine show sold tonics, ointments, pills, extracts and a host of other "wonder-cures," guaranteed to "cure what ails you." While the cures were seldom miraculous, the medicine show was an important part of American culture and of performance history. Harry Houdini, Buster Keaton, and P.T. Barnum all took a turn upon the medicine show stage. This study of the medicine show phenomenon surveys nineteenth century popular entertainment and provides insight into the ways in which show business, advertising, and medicine manufacture developed in concert. The colorful world of the medicine show, with its Wild West shows, pie-eating contests, clowns, and menageries, is fully explored. Photographs of performers and of the fascinating handbills and posters used to promote the medicine show are included.

Medicine Cards

The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals

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Author: Jamie Sams,David Carson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312204914

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 7684

A revised and expanded edition of a best-selling divination system, based on ancient Native American traditions, uses fifty-two power animals to help heal the body, mind, and spirit, featuring beautifully designed cards and an informative handbook. 75,000 first printing.

Hippocrates' Oath and Asclepius' Snake

The Birth of a Medical Profession

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Author: T. A. Cavanaugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190673672

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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T. A. Cavanaugh's Hippocrates' Oath and Asclepius' Snake: The Birth of the Medical Profession articulates the Oath as establishing the medical profession's unique internal medical ethic - in its most basic and least controvertible form, this ethic mandates that physicians help and not harm the sick. Relying on Greek myth, drama, and medical experience (e.g., homeopathy), the book shows how this medical ethic arose from reflection on the most vexing medical-ethical problem -- injury caused by a physician -- and argues that deliberate iatrogenic harm, especially the harm of a doctor choosing to kill (physician assisted suicide, euthanasia, abortion, and involvement in capital punishment), amounts to an abandonment of medicine as an exclusively therapeutic profession. The book argues that medicine as a profession necessarily involves stating before others what one stands for: the good one seeks and the bad one seeks to avoid on behalf of the sick, and rejects the view that medicine is purely a technique lacking its own unique internal ethic. It concludes noting that medical promising (as found in the White Coat Ceremony through which U. S. medical students matriculate) implicates medical autonomy which in turn merits respect, including honoring professional conscientious objections.

The Snake in the Clinic

Psychotherapy's Role in Medicine and Healing

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Author: Guy Dargert

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1782203745

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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This book offers an alternative to the usual view of psychotherapy’s role in relation to medicine by proposing that psychotherapy is less an adjunct to mainstream medicine than it is co-partner in the process of deep healing. The chosen emblem of Western scientific medicine is the rod and serpent of the Greek god Asklepios. Its symbolism represents the importance of raising to consciousness those dark chthonic energies that are essential to “deep” and lasting health. The Snake in the Clinic offers a critical re-evaluation of the role of psychotherapy in medicine. It questions the value of quantifiable evidence-based practice; pointing out that the primary aim of this approach is to reduce symptoms rather than to “heal” or “make whole”. Instead the author proposes that illness is an unavoidable aspect of the human condition. Psychotherapy's fundamental role is to discover and work with the energy that underlies and sustains pathology in order to allow it to find a more direct and conscious expression. It argues that illness is more than a personal concern and that it is embedded in the social and environmental context in which it occurs. Worked with in this way illness can have a deeply healing or “wholing” effect both for the individual and for the society of which he or she is a part. Drawing on psychological theory, scientific research, mythology, Buddhist and Eastern ideas, shamanism and case work, it aims to put our understanding of the work of psychotherapy into a broader global and historic context. It aims to show how this broader vision relates to everyday practice with the individuals who come to psychotherapy.

Animal Speak

The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small

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Author: Ted Andrews

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738717630

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

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Open your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal world. Animal Speak provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of nature. Meet and work with animals as totems and spirit guides by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world. Animal Speak shows you how to: Identify, meet, and attune to your spirit animals Discover the power and spiritual significance of more than 100 different animals, birds, insects, and reptiles Call upon the protective powers of your animal totem Create and use five magical animal rites, including shapeshifting and sacred dance This beloved, bestselling guide has become a classic reference for anyone wishing to forge a spiritual connection with the majesty and mystery of the animal world.

Sacred Snake Medicine Plants and Venom

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Author: Robert Dale Rogers Rh,Robert Rogers

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505361575

Category:

Page: 282

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Snake Medicine is a look at traditional and modern usage of venom for health and healing. This involves the use of homeopathic dilutions for physical and mental patterns, as well as molecular patterns for new pharmaceuticals to treat blood clots, cancer, ebola, and hypertension.

White Eagle

Medicine Wheel : Native American Wisdom as a Way of Life

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Author: Wa-Na-Nee-Che,Eliana Harvey

Publisher: Connections Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781859060087

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 132

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Aims to show the reader how to contact the spirit of the Native American totem animals, using special cards. There are three levels of attainment: White Eagle Apprentice; White Eagle Medicine Student; and White Eagle Elder, which uses all the cards in the form of a medicine wheel.

From Snake Oil to Medicine

Pioneering Public Health

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Author: R. Alton Lee

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275994679

Category: History

Page: 233

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By the turn of the Twentieth Century, the emergence of modern public health was in its pioneering state and Samuel J. Crumbine and his Kansas Department of Health was on the cutting edge of this development.

“Venomous Bites from Non-Venomous Snakes

A Critical Analysis of Risk and Management of “Colubrid Snake Bites

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Author: Scott A Weinstein,David A. Warrell,Julian White,Daniel E Keyler

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123877555

Category: Medical

Page: 364

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This book is the first significant contribution to thoroughly examine the potential hazards associated with snakes of the former family, Colubridae. This family contained >65% of living snake species (approximately 3,000 taxa) and has recently been split into multiple families. Many of these snakes produce oral secretions that contain toxins and other biologically-active substances. A large variety of these snakes figure in the pet industry, yet little documented information or formal study of their potential medical importance has been published. Therefore, although the possible medical importance of many of these species has been subjected to speculation since the mid-nineteenth century, there is a limited amount of useful descriptive information regarding the real hazard (or lack thereof) of snakes belonging to this diverse, artificial family. There is a need for "one-stop shopping" offering information regarding their possible toxicity and clinical relevance as well as recommendations for medical management of their bites. This book is the first synthesis of this information and includes evidence-based risk assessment, hazard rankings and specific recommendations regarding important species, many common in captivity. Fills a gap in the toxinological, medical and herpetological literature by providing a comprehensive review of this entire assemblage of snakes, with particular attention given to their capacity, real or rumored, to cause harm to humans A patient-centered, evidence-based approach is applied to analyzing documented case reports of bites inflicted by approximately 100 species. Clinical management of medically significant bites from non-front-fanged colubroids is methodically reviewed, and specific recommendations are provided

The Subtle Beast

Snakes, From Myth to Medicine

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Author: Andre Menez

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203422670

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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The Subtle Beast: Snakes, from Myth to Medicine introduces you to the complex and absorbing world of these mysterious creatures. Each of the fourteen chapters in this volume can be read independently, but read together they trace a fascinating journey from the macroscopic features of snakes to the molecular description of their venom components. The first three chapters detail how snakes inspired fear and worship, served as sources of medicine, and represented good and evil throughout the ages. The remaining sections describe much of the scientific work that has eroded these supernatural beliefs during the past three centuries. The book examines the origin, features, and classification of snakes, and also offers a precise description of snake venoms and their components. The final chapter discusses how venoms can be applied toward medicinal purposes. Illustrated with a wealth of full color figures, this volume explains technical topics in language that is understandable to an educated lay audience. About the Author André Ménez is the Director of the Department of Protein Engineering at the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA) in France. He heads the Laboratory of Protein Chemistry and is Professor at the National Institute of Sciences and Nuclear Techniques. His knowledge of the toxins of venomous animals inspires his study of proteins for the development of new antivenins and drugs. He is a recipient of the Redi Award from the International Society of Toxicology.

Medical Use of Snake Venom Proteins

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Author: Kurt F. Stocker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849358463

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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This fascinating book provides actual knowledge on evolution, anatomy habits, and classification of venomous snakes. It presents detailed, updated information on physicochemical, biochemical, and pharmacological characteristics of biomedically relevant snake venom proteins, their practical use and potential. This volume includes particular sections concerning neurotoxins and their application in neurophysiological and muscular research, snake venom proteins affecting the complement system, as well as the large field of snake venom components affecting the hemostatic and fibrinolytic system. Written in a comprehensive manner, this work communicates to the reader the importance of preventing the extinction of venomous snake species as the carriers of unique genetic information. This interesting book is a must for all who are involved with thrombosis, hemotology, toxinology, neurochemistry, as well as animal toxins within biological, medical or pharmaceutical education.

Venomous Reptiles and Their Toxins

Evolution, Pathophysiology and Biodiscovery

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Author: Bryan Fry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190297581

Category: Science

Page: 576

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Venom research and technology has advanced greatly, rapidly transforming our knowledge of reptile venoms. Research advances, like the development of molecular systematics, provide the framework necessary to reconstruct the evolutionary history of glands and fangs. Such research developments have expanded our understanding of venom's evolution and its usefulness in therapeutic development. The results of this punctuated toxin molecular evolutionary expansion include protein neofunctionalization. While these changes may impact antivenom efficacy, this molecular diversity also facilitates their usefulness in the development of novel drug therapies. Venomous Reptiles And Their Toxins brings together the world's leading toxinologists in this comprehensive study of the entire scope of reptile venoms, from clinical effects to evolution to drug design and development. The book contains detailed applied chapters on clinical care of the envenomed patient, ineffective traditional or modern remedies, occupational considerations involved in the maintenance of institutional venomous reptile collections, veterinary care for venomous reptiles and research methods used in venom research. This book also devotes a chapter to each toxin class found in reptile venoms, detailing the full trajectory of research on the peptide or protein in question. These chapters discuss each toxin's respective role in the envenomation process through to how each has been explored for their biomedical potential. This book is a unique resource for anyone working with venomous reptiles.

Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles

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Author: Stephen P. Mackessy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420008661

Category: Nature

Page: 528

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The Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles offers "one-stop shopping" to all biologists, biochemists, toxicologists, physicians, clinicians, and epidemiologists, and informed laypersons interested in the biology of venomous reptiles, the biochemistry and molecular biology of venoms, and the effects and treatment of human envenomation. This book examines the topic generally, provides an overview of the current taxonomy of these reptiles, explains the similarities and differences in the venom delivery apparatus in different groups of reptiles, reviews state-of-the-art knowledge about specific venom components and their action, and summarizes effects of envenomation and treatment in humans on different continents. Produced by leading toxinologists, biologists, biochemists, and physicians from 12 countries, the book provides a broad, international perspective that bridges divergent areas in modern biology. A synthesis of current knowledge about venoms and venomous reptiles, it contains a wealth of illustrations, including an 8-page color insert, that present a view of reptile toxinology from the whole animal to the glands producing venoms to the molecular models and the mechanisms of actions of the toxins themselves. The book provides a context for understanding the range of activities present in venoms and supplies detailed information on many enzymes and toxins found in them, bringing into focus the worldwide extent of the occurrence and complexity of human envenomations by reptiles. It explores the unique and interesting results produced by collaborations between specialists from very different fields and how they can stimulate new and continued interest in research on venoms and the animals that produce them.

Snake

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Author: Kenneth Meadows

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780789428790

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 64

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Earth medicine is a personality profile system based on birthdate and the Native American Medicine Wheel. The ancient teachings of shamans are applied to success in work, happiness, and love. Each volume in The Little Library of Earth Medicine series relates to a different birth time, exploring suitability with other types of people. Spiritual guideposts for each birth type are detailed, such as appropriate trees, animals, and colors. Full color.

Creek Religion and Medicine

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Author: John Reed Swanton

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803292741

Category: Religion

Page: 7

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Weaving together a wide array of historical sources with oral accounts gathered from fieldwork, this classic study provides a valuable overview of traditional Creek (Muskogee) religion and medicine. John R. Swanton visited the Creek Nation in the early twentieth century and learned about many important aspects of Creek religious life and medicine. Subjects covered in this book include Creek conceptions of the cosmos; religious stories; death and the afterlife; spiritual forces and beings; various rituals, including the Busk ceremony; prohibitions; the power and skills of different religious practitioners; the cultural force of witchcraft; and herbal and spiritual remedies. Many of these beliefs and practices have been present throughout Creek history and persist today. Creek Religion and Medicine showcases the vibrant culture of an enduring southeastern Native people.

Speaking of Animals

A Dictionary of Animal Metaphors

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Author: Robert Allen Palmatier

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313294907

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

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Entries include a definition, date of first use, source of the definition, animal on which it is based, and more

Venomous Snakes of the World

A Manual for Use by U. S. Amphibious Forces

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Author: United States. Department of the Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 162087623X

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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This comprehensive reference guide explains how to recognize poisonous snakes around the world, what precautions to take to avoid being bitten and what first aid procedures and antivenoms are available in the event of a bite.