Integrative medicine in Ecuador

July 30, 2013 | Herbal medicine

_60982333_taitamarianoThis is an interesting little BBC News article on the use of traditional Andean medicine alongside conventional modern medicine in a hospital in Ecuador.

The article tells of the ritualistic and spiritual aspects of this form of traditional healing, alongside the herbal components of the therapy. It is pleasing to see the recognition of cultural context being an important part of medicine, and great to see the traditional and the modern working side by side.

Read the full article and view the short video on the BBC website.

Photo from the BBC Website: “Mariano Atupana works alongside medically-trained doctors”

Copyright Ian Breakspear, 2014