Reflexology

Reflexology

Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a pseudoscientific[1] system of zones and reflex areas that purportedly reflect an image of the body on the feet and...

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Mambe

Mambe

The mambe or ypadú (in uitoto : jíibie ) is a powder that is obtained from roasting, grinding and sifting the leaves of Amazonian coca ( Erythroxylum coca var. Ipadu ) (in uitoto : jibína ) mixing them generally with ashes of Cecropia ( Cecropia peltata or Cecropia sciadophylla , among other varieties) as an alkaline additive. Is prepared...

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Rape

Rape

Tobacco snuff is a sacred shamanic medicine or tool, that has been used by tribes of the Amazon basin for thousands of years and is an essential part of their tribal culture and history. Rapé is the name for one of many of these snuffs, and it’s foundation lies by numerous indiginous tribes in Acre,

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Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca

Nomenclature Ayahuasca is known by many names throughout Northern South America and Brazil. Ayahuasca is the hispanicized spelling of a word in the Quechua languages, which are spoken in the Andean states of Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia. Speakers of Quechua languages or of...

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Dorn Therapy

Dorn Therapy

The Dorn method is a form of manual, holistic alternative therapy claimed to be used to correct misalignments in the spinal column and other joints. In its theoretical approach, it is somewhat related to chiropractic and osteopathy, although it is different in its practical application. It was developed in the 1970s by...

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Ambil

Ambil

The ambil (in uitoto : yera ) is a black paste used by several peoples of the northwestern Amazon that is obtained from the cooking of tobacco leaves ( Nicotiana rustica ) by mixing them with alkaline vegetable salts. It is similar in its preparation to the chimó of western Venezuela and north of the plains of Colombia. Geographical...

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