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Category Archives: Traditional Medicine

CORONAVIRUS DISRUPTS LIFE AND BUSINESS AS USUAL

This article discusses the latest news and developments regarding Coronavirus, or COVID-19, as well as the basic nature and pathophysiology of its infection and spread.  The search for a cure or an effective treatment for Coronavirus is also discussed.               

GETTING TO KNOW GALEN

This article is a review of Susan P. Mattern’s excellent biography of Galen of Pergamum, entitled, The Prince of Medicine: Galen in the Roman Empire

INTESTINAL INDIVIDUALITY AND PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENTS

This blog posting discusses the phenomenon of intestinal individuality as an aspect of constitutional individuality, and how probiotic supplements fit in to therapeutically benefit our intestinal health and well being.

THOUGHTS AND REFLECTIONS ON MIXED TEMPERAMENTS

This article gives some of my thoughts and reflections on mixed temperaments and how to deal with them.

EPIDAURUS, THE MOTHER OF ALL HEALING SPAS

I just got back to Romania from another trip to Greece, to visit a friend there who was a fan of my website, and interested in Greek Medicine. I had always wanted to visit the Asclepion at Epidaurus, but I had always found one excuse or another for putting it off. But finally, becoming tired […]

UNTUL PAMANTULUI: THE MYSTERIOUS BUTTER OF THE EARTH

This article introduces my readers to an exotic Romanian species of wild yam, Tamus communis, called Untul Pamantului, or “Butter of the Earth”, discussing its various benefits and uses.

THOSE EXOTIC ROMANIAN VEGETABLES!

Spring has sprung, and here I am, back in Romania again.  The apartment I’m staying at happens to be right next to Piata Obor, Bucharest’s biggest and best open air food market.  Anytime I need to go food shopping, the best food and produce in Romania is only a stone’s throw away.  In the springtime, […]