Article 6: Animals in Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Animals in Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM) will be covered under this article. This article is specially outlined to expose animals that are used and applied as traditional medicine by communities and practitioners in Malaysia. Readers will be elucidated on what and how selected groups of animals are popularly known to be integrated and practiced in Traditional and Complementary Medicine in Malaysia. This article serves as a good platform for those who wish to have better understanding in general about:

  1. Maggot Therapy
  2. Sea Cucumber (gamat)
  3. Leech Therapy
  4. Swiftlet
  5. Ikan Haruan

It features a simple and comprehensive explanation about the five highlighted groups in Traditional and Complementary Medicine along with vibrant photography very much related to the text in the article. Some of the topics to be covered under this article are as below:

  1. Introduction
  2. Traditional and Complementary Medicine
  3. General Animals in Traditional and Complementary Medicine
  4. Animals used by Ethnic Groups as Traditional and Complementary Medicine in Malaysia
  5. Significant Effect of Applying and Using Selected Animals Groups in T&CM
  6. Maggot Therapy
  7. Sea Cucumber (gamat)
  8. Leech Therapy
  9. Swiftlet
  10. Ikan Haruan
  11. Support and Encouragement of Animals used in Traditional and Complementary Medicine

 

Keywords:

Animals, Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM), classification, practitioner, maggot, maggot therapy, sea cucumber, gamat, leech, leech therapy, swiflet, burung walit, ikan haruan, healthcare, economic importance, conservation.