"Humorism" Essays and Research Papers


and you got sick it was because that person had angered the God(s). He thought that diseases were caused naturally and by Environmental factors. Theses environmental factors were based on diet and living habits. Hippocrates had practiced Humorism. Humorism is the makeup and workings on the human body. It was the four bodily human fluids that influence their temperament and health. There were four humors of Hippocratic medicine. The Black bile would be “Earth” and your gall bladder. The Yellow...

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Traditional Indian Medicine

(rasa dhātu), blood (rakta dhātu), flesh (māṃsa dhātu), adipose (medha dhātu), bone (asthi dhātu), marrow (majja dhātu), and reproductive (śukra dhātu).[11] Ayurveda stresses a balance of three elemental substances (doṣa दोष), analogous to classical humorism: Vāyu / vāta(air & space – "wind"), pitta (fire & water – "bile") and kapha (water & earth – "phlegm").] One ayurvedic theory asserts that each human possesses a unique combination of doṣas that define that person's temperament and characteristics...

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Hippocratic Approach to Epilepsy; Natural Theory and Practice

the other parts, before birth...if this “cleansing” doesn't not take place but the material is retained in the brain, a phlegmatic constitution is bound to result. This explanation of epilepsy was based on the Hippocratic understanding of Humorism in that the human body was filled with the four fluids of yellow bile, black bile, phlegm, and blood that are in balance when a person is healthy and diseases resulted from an excess or deficit of one of these four humors. The author explains...

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The Four Humors of Hippocrates

Humorism, or humoralism, is a now discredited theory of the makeup and workings of the human body, adopted by Ancient Greek and Roman physicians and philosophers, positing that an excess or deficiency of any of four distinct bodily fluids in a person directly influences their temperament and health. From Hippocrates onward, the humoral theory was adopted by Greek, Roman and Persian physicians , and became the most commonly held view of the human body among European physicians until the advent of...

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Hippocrates Information

having strong association to Hippocrates and his teachings). Plato’s works have mention of Hippocrates.   Work The world and philosophy of Hippocratic medicine was very different from modern medicine. Hippocrates worked mostly in lines of anatomy, humorism and physiology. Hippocrates and his Hippocratic medicine were themed on ‘crisis’. The term crisis was a point of progression of an illness that either had the power to kill a person or a patient could recover from it naturally. Hippocrates is believed...

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frequently had connections to the religious and philosophical beliefs of each culture. For example, a medicine man would apply herbs and say prayers for healing, or an ancient philosopher and physician would apply bloodletting according to the theories of humorism. In recent centuries, since the advent of science, most medicine has become a combination of art and science (both basic and applied, under the umbrella of medical science). Thus, while the perfect stitching technique for suturing an artery is still...

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Perspectives Case Study Assignment

their brain, this would be the cause for depression. If a chemical within the brain is imbalanced, it can cause abnormalities. Galen’s four humors within the Biological Approach became a medical theory for over a millennium. It was also known as humorism. Practitioners used this theory to explain many illnesses within that time. The use of medication was used when someone was believed to have too much of one of the humors. These humors consisted of, Choleric (yellow bile), Melancholic (black bile)...

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Psychology of Negotiation

2012). For dealing with the psychological factors that can block progress in negotiations. Retrieved from http://www.ciian.org/assets/forms/negotiation.pdf Homorism. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humorism Gelafand, M.J., Fulmer, A. & Severance, L. The psychology of negotiation and mediation. Retrieved from http://www.bsos.umd.edu/psyc/gelfand/GelfandFulmerSeverence.pdf Olekalns, M. & Smith, P.L..(Jan,2012). Psychological aspects of negotiating...

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A Thesis on How Women Fall in Love

said Birkin. 'Only it bores me rather, when you become aphoristic.' 'Damn you, Rupert, you want all the aphorisms your own way,' said Gerald. 'No. I want them out of the way, and you're always shoving them in it.' Gerald smiled grimly at this humorism. Then he made a little gesture of dismissal, with his eyebrows. 'You don't believe in having any standard of behaviour at all, do you?' he challenged Birkin, censoriously. 'Standard--no. I hate standards. But they're necessary for the common ruck...

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