NZ Health Practices Resources for NCEA
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A selection of resources designed to assist students with NCEA Achievement Standard 3.3 : Health Practices used in New Zealand
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epic / Homepage - Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI)

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This is going to be the best site for information once you have decided on your disease.  The Librarian has the username and password for your school which is typed into the login box at the left hand side.  Then click on the Health and Wellness Resource Centre page and you can search for diseases and select western or alternative remedies.

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MedicineNet - Health and Medical Information Produced by Doctors

MedicineNet - Health and Medical Information Produced by Doctors | NZ Health Practices Resources for NCEA | Scoop.it
Read doctor-produced health and medical information written for you to make informed decisions about your health concerns.
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Easy to understand but tricky to navigate - use the "Diseases and Conditions" tag.  Some good slide shows under some topics

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Institute for Traditional Medicine | ITM | Portland, OR

Institute for Traditional Medicine | ITM | Portland, OR | NZ Health Practices Resources for NCEA | Scoop.it
The Institute for Traditional Medicine is a non-profit organization in Portland, OR. ITM is dedicated to furthuring the knowledge, research and education of traditional medicine systems from around the world.
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This website concentrates on traditional medicine, mainly herbs for health conditions.  Tricky site to navigate so try the "Articles listed by Disorder name" tag first.

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Home Page | NCCAM

Home Page | NCCAM | NZ Health Practices Resources for NCEA | Scoop.it
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Home page for the National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (USA).  Use the A-Z section for conditions and alternative treatments and the section on on CAM will provide you with a good understanding of what CAM is.

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best practice 13, May 2008: Demystifying Rongoā Māori: Traditional Māori Healing

best practice 13, May 2008: Demystifying Rongoā Māori: Traditional Māori Healing | NZ Health Practices Resources for NCEA | Scoop.it
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An article on Rongoa from the Best Practice magazine.

A search of the the host website at www.bpac.org.nz will give yiu further information on various topics such as antibiotice use...  Use their search bar.

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Medsafe Home Page

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The Medsafe Website provides information on medicines, both prescribed and over the counter, for the consumer.

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Healing Techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine is a holistic medical approach used to diagnose, heal, and prevent illnesses. New York-based traditional Chinese medical doctor ...
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Good background article into the two types of Chinese Medicine - herbal and acupuncture.

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Acupuncture: What's the Point? - Metro.us

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Acupuncture: What's the Point? Metro.us Many practitioners of Western medicine can refer you to a competent acupuncturist as complementary treatment, so if you think acupuncture might be helpful to you, start by asking your primary care...
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This article gives a nice short explanation on how acupuncture works and how it can sit alongside western medicines.

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Rongoā – medicinal use of plants – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Rongoā – medicinal use of plants – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand | NZ Health Practices Resources for NCEA | Scoop.it
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Read the full story for a good overview of Rongoa and then check page 3 for a list of the most common medicinal plants and their uses.

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Acupuncture.Com - Conditions A-Z

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This link takes you directly to the medical conditions list of this website which deals with mainly acupuncture and chinese herbal solutions to medical conditions.

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MedlinePlus - Health Information from the National Library of Medicine

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MedlinePlus - Health Information from the National Library of Medicine
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Easy to understand informatioin about various medical conditions and treatments (mainly western medicine treatments).

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Welcome to Best Health

Welcome to Best Health | NZ Health Practices Resources for NCEA | Scoop.it
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A good information website on many medical conditions, what they are and ways to treat them.  Easy to navigate.

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Natural Medicine

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The website of The New Zealand Journal of Natural Medicine
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this New Zealand site provides natural medicine solutions to a number of health related issues and diseases.

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Green Prescriptions

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A Green Prescription (GRx) is a health professional’s written advice to a patient to be physically active, as part of the patient’s health management. This section describes how GRx works and provides research and other useful resources.
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An overview of how the green prescription works and what medical factors it is useful for.

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Medical Students Say Western Medicine/Teaching Needs to Integrate More with Complementary and Alternative Medicine

In the largest national survey of its kind, researchers from UCLA and UC San Diego measured medical students’ attitudes and beliefs about complementary and alternative medicine.
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Besides the results of the survey this article gives a good insight into CAM. Excellent background reading.

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