Alternative medicine in ancient and medieval history.

  title={Alternative medicine in ancient and medieval history.},
  author={P. Prioreschi},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  volume={55 4},
The author, in an attempt to clarify whether the rise of alternative medicine is a phenomenon characteristic of our time or whether it existed in the past as well, has identified at least three alternative medicines, which developed in ancient Rome, ancient India and in the medieval Islamic world. The circumstances leading to the development of alternative medicine in the past and in our time are discussed and compared. 
Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Integrative Medicine
The impact of historical and cultural perspectives on medicine in general and on specifically integrative medicine (IM) are discussed, and the origins of some IM modalities are highlighted. Expand
Paracelsus : a reevaluation 1
The general conclusion is that Paracelsian medicine represented a return to the supernaturalistic healing practices of the past. Expand
Botanical Provenance of Traditional Medicines From Carpathian Mountains at the Ukrainian-Polish Border
The use of herbal medicines in the Beskid mountain ranges located south of Krakow and Lviv, two influential medieval centers of apothecary tradition in the region are described, with strong preferences for local use of St John's-wort, wormwood, garlic, and gentian. Expand
Use of Alternative medicine by Consumers in Health Shops in the Community and In-Patients in Secondary Healthcare Settings in the North East of England
The finding of under-reporting of alternative medicine use is important and has obvious general relevance in the context of patient safety, and significantly closed the knowledge gap on use of alternative Medicine in the community and patients in secondary care. Expand


Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science
1) Astronomy - Theoretical and Applied 2) Mathematics and the Physical Sciences 3) Technology, Alchemy and Life Sciences
Die Medizin im Islam
Tibb-ul-Nabbi or Medicine of the Prophet