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Thailand uses Traditional Thai Medicine Bringing Health Care to Elderly

Thailand uses Traditional Thai Medicine Bringing Health Care to Elderly

Wat Po Sen

Unlike many other countries, USA included Thailand values the contribution of the Indigenous Traditional Medicine (Thai Ayurveda/ Thai Yoga etc.) and has committed to ensuring the welfare of it’s aging population by utilizing it a health care resource. This is a big deal for any country to not only recognize it’s indigenous medicine heritage but to then incorporate it’s practice institutionally. No surprise for Thailand however, as the Thai government has been supporting traditional medicine for many years now.

Traditional Thai Medicine experts with various specialties from Yoga Therapy to Herbology work in teams alongside family physician, dentist, nurses, dental nurses, a pharmacist, a public health officer, a physiotherapist and a care-giver, and local residents working as a healthcare volunteers.

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What is Somaveda Thai Yoga Book Now Available!

What is SomaVeda® Thai Yoga: 49 Systems of Self Expression and Healing

PRESS RELEASE: New Book!

New comprehensive textbook on the SomaVeda® style of Ayurveda and Thai Yoga of Thailand!

Meta Journal Press: Brooksville, FL, Release Date: 11/11//2016 –

What is SomaVeda Thai Yoga: 49 systems of Self Expression and Healing

The SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Indigenous Thai Yoga Ayurveda based healing system is a complex, innovative and elegant healing methodology. This book shows just how diverse and comprehensive SomaVeda® Thai Yoga is an can be. This is religious therapeutics for modern times!

The book provides clear and concise instructions and details for the practice in personal, ministerial and clinical setting.

If your interested in Ayurveda, Thai Yoga or Traditional Thai Massage you must read this book!

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Ayurveda of Thailand Book now Available

Ayurveda of Thailand: Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Yoga Therapy

 

PRESS RELEASE

New comprehensive textbook on the Ayurveda and Thai Yoga of Thailand!
Brooksville, FL, Release Date: 09/05/2016 –

Ayurveda of Thailand Book

Ayurveda of Thailand: Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Thai Yoga are part of what makes Thailand, Thailand. The Royal ( Court or “Southern” Style) is the most classical form.

The book provides clear and concise instructions and details for the practice in a clinical setting. Over 160 photo and graphic illustrations present each traditional application in a logical format.

If your interested in Ayurveda, Thai Yoga or Traditional Thai Massage you must read this book!

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History of Thai Ayurveda and Thai Yoga in Thailand

History of Ayurveda and Thai Yoga in Thailand

Origins of Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Massage

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Thai Yoga reduces psychological stress

By Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, DOM, RAC, SMOKH Academic Dean SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center (SCNM).

Indigenous, Traditional Thai Massage (Indigenous Thai Yoga Therapy), also called “Ryksaa Thang Nuad Phaen Boran Thai” or the “ancient Chirothesia (synonymous with Yoga Therapy Thai style) or hands-on healing” of Thailand, is born of a long tradition.[2] This unique system of indigenous, traditional, natural medicine and Yoga therapy finds it’s ancient roots first in the traditions of classical Ayurveda as far back as the 5th century BCE.  Subsequently the Vedic health and medical practices eventually became common practice in SE Asia, and Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand were heavily influenced by succeeding generations of Buddhist influence, philosophy and practice.  Some form of this traditional medicine has been taught and practiced in various locations for about 2500 years.

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Thailand promotes use of Thai Herbs and Traditional Medicine in Healthcare

Aachan, Prof. Dr. Anthony B. James

Anthony B James DNM(C), ND, MD(AM), DOM(C), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, RAC, SMOKH

In a Press release posted from the Foreign Office, The Government Public Relations Department, Office of the Prime Minister on the May 10th, 2016 Titled “Use of Thai Herbs and Traditional Medicine in Healthcare”,  The country of Thailand has announced a new major promotion to share the knowledge and indigenous, traditional plant based medicine of Thailand with the world.

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Thai Yoga Treatment Protocols Work

Thai Yoga Treatment Protocols Work: The SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day Treatment Protocol

Thai Yoga Therapy Role in Cancer Palliation

By Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, DOM, RAC, SMOKH Academic Dean SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center (SCNM).

The list of both clinical and anecdotal benefits and medicinal claims for Traditional Thai Medicine, Traditional Thai Massage and derivatives is quite long.  In one article I posted I listed over 40 clinically verifiable and an equal number of traditionally ascribing healing benefits. The challenge I am faced with today is that what is actually the practice or practices that when a benefit is claimed is actually the basis for the claim? More than this, what are the Thai Yoga Treatment Protocols That Work?

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Thai Yoga Reduces Psychological Stress

Thai Yoga reduces psychological stress

By Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, DOM, RAC, SMOKH Academic Dean SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center (SCNM).

It is a consistent and long held belief among Thai Yoga Practitioners and clients alike that receiving sessions and programs reduces and or eliminates stress symptoms. Therapy protocols and healing programs based on this indigenous, traditional, natural medicine originally from Thailand emphasize relaxation techniques including therapeutic prayers (Puja), Focused breathing (Prana Yama), Yoga Asana (therapeutic postures) delivered in a calm and nurturing way. Traction and decompression techniques coupled with broad, deep compression applied with a rhythmic pacing further add to the result. Circulation of all vital body fluids is enhanced as well as lymphatic decongestion. All of this is incredibly helpful for stress.

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Thai Yoga Therapy Role in Cancer Palliative Care Part 3

Thai Yoga Therapy Role in Cancer Palliation

By Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, DOM, RAC, SMOKH Academic Dean SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center (SCNM).

General Benefits of Integrative Indigenous and Traditional Therapies Treatment adjuncts:

(Clinically researched i.e. validated in clinical trials and traditional anecdotal and benefits)

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Thai Yoga Therapy Role in Cancer Palliative Care Part 2

Thai Yoga Therapy Role in Cancer Palliation

By Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), DOM, RAC, SMOKH Academic Dean SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center (SCNM).

Traditional/ Classical Thai Yoga/ Thai Massage contains the following areas of emphasis and therapeutic modalities:

1) Sophisticated and refined Manual/ Physio/ Body-centric Hands-on interventions:

Thai Yoga Therapy incorporates elements of energetic (unseen energy: magnetic, electric, sonic etc.) and prana assessment, mindfulness, gentle rocking, asana (positional/ postural), structural release, deep stretching, focused deep breathing or prana yama, chakra balancing (Pyscho-emotional, Somatic and proprioceptive emphasis), Prana Nadi or Sen line balancing (Lines of stress, trans-subcutaneous muscle channels, fascia and connective tissue planes and or lymphatic pathways) and rhythmic compression with either broad, deep, non specific tools such as palm, foot, elbow and knee to emphasize with either specific point ( area of high neurologic potential) or broad trans- subcutaneous muscular or fascial plane to create a singular healing experience.

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Thai Yoga Therapy for Cancer

Thai Yoga Therapy Role in Cancer Palliation

By Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, DOM, RAC, SMOKH Academic Dean SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center (SCNM).

Title: Indigenous, Traditional Medicinal Therapies as Cancer Complication Remediation and Palliative Support for Cachexia.

What is Cachexia?

Cachexia; from Greek κακός kakos “bad” and ἕξις hexis “condition”)[1] or wasting syndrome is loss of weight, muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness, and significant loss of appetite in someone who is not actively trying to lose weight. Cachexia is also known or seen in patients with cancer, AIDS,[2] chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, multiple sclerosis, congestive heart failure, tuberculosis, familial amyloid polyneuropathy, malaria, mercury poisoning (acrodynia) and hormonal deficiency. It is a positive risk factor for death, meaning if the patient has cachexia, the chance of death from the underlying condition is increased dramatically. About 50% of all cancer patients suffer from cachexia.

Mechanism

The exact mechanism in which these diseases cause cachexia is poorly understood and may vary from one individual to another, but there is probably a role for inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (which is also nicknamed ‘cachexin’ or ‘cachectin’), interferon gamma and interleukin 6, as well as the tumor-secreted proteolysis-inducing factor. Side effects of chemotherapy drug regimen and or radiation therapy may be causes. Categories of physical/ biological adverse and or side effects of conventional Cancer therapies: include Edema, Inflammation, Neuropathies and Neuralgias, Immune suppression. Severe, possibly long term chronic malnutrition may be a factor.

Management:

1) Can Indigenous and traditional, native medicine practices and or evolving therapies derived from Indigenous culture traditions make a positive contribution towards Cancer complication remediation and palliative care?

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