Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2010 / Article

Original Article | Open Access

Volume 7 |Article ID 907541 | 7 pages | https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nem188

A Comparison of Chinese and American Indian (Chumash) Medicine

Received30 Oct 2007
Accepted17 Dec 2007

Abstract

Chinese and Chumash traditional medical approaches are similar in terms of disease causation, use of acupuncture or healing touch, plants, spiritual and philosophical approaches. This article provides a brief comparison and discussion of Chinese and Chumash traditional medical practices. A table of 66 plants is presented along with Chinese and Chumash uses of each plant. These uses are compared and contrasted.

Copyright © 2010 James D. Adams Jr et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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