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Josh – Sushruta

Sushruta was both an ancient Indian medic, and is also the name of the text the doctor wrote, outlining his ideas, which are still oftentimes used in India, almost unchanged as of today. Sushruta the doctor was born deep in … Continue reading

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Josh – Chakras

  Chakras are an ancient Hindu belief of 7 centers of energy in the body. Chakras have been around since ancient times and are listed in various Vedic scriptures. Each Chakra Point focuses on a different aspect of life, and … Continue reading

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Josh – The Ayurveda

The Ayurveda is a type of medical philosophy dating back to ancient India, perhaps the Indus Valley civilization. It means Ayu, or life, and Veda, or knowledge, thus, it means “The knowledge to life” or “right living.” It is based … Continue reading

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Jennifer: Chorea

Huntington disease is called hereditary chorea or Huntington chorea, the word “Chorea” comes from the Greek word “dance” referring to the involuntary movement of the feet and face and as disease progresses. A person with Chorea develops abnormal movement, dementia, … Continue reading

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Jennifer: Malaria

Malaria is an ancient, common tropical disease that is very fatal. It is spread by certain kinds of mosquitoes. Symptoms of malaria include joint pain, flashes of fever, and nausea. These symptoms can be cured, but the disease comes back … Continue reading

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Jennifer: Smallpox

Smallpox is a highly infectious and lethal disease that is caused by the variola virus, a member of the poxvirus family. The virus is airborne and is easily spread through sneezes, coughing, and even by touching objects such as books … Continue reading

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Josh – Wine as a Remedy

Wine is one of the oldest drinks in the world: people learned very quickly to ferment various plants to get an alcoholic beverage. But it was used as more than just an enjoyable drink, alcohol was used in many medicinal … Continue reading

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