Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
On-line version ISSN 1561-3194
OLIVERA HERNANDEZ, Marta María; GONZALEZ GIL, Grisel; LOZANO BECERRA, Rosabel de la C and MUJICA PEREZ, Pedro. Linking of natural and tradicional Medicine in logophoniatric rehabilitation. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.3, pp. 274-282. ISSN 1561-3194.
Natural and tradicional Medicine is a discipline of the Medical Sciences that it is necessary to study and deepen. It is an important part of the cultural resources of humanity. This medical discipline is being developed in every country and region all over the world, having proper characteristics, depending on the available resources and taking as a basis the idiosyncrasy of the population. In the last decades a worldwide trend towards the use of bioenergetic therapies coming from millennial cultures, especifically Chinese Traditional Medicine, is followed. Logopedics and Phoniatrics are the sciences that study the diagnosis and rehabilitations of the speech disorders. These are modern sciences, but Natural and Traditional Medicina (NTM) is also used in clinical practice of Logopedics and Phoniatrics. In the present work a link between NTM and the contents belonging to the second academic year of Logophonoaudiology is establishced in Health Technology major, mainly in the subjects of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, where the objectives are: to develop skills applying the methods and procedures for the logophoniatric treatment in cases that present speech disorders, taking into consideration the characteristics of the disorder and the psychological features in every case. This link will make it possible for the students to extend other methods of treatment of these patients, improving the current program.
Keywords : CHINESE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE; LOGOPEDICS; COMMUNICATION; SPEECH DISORDERS; VOICE DISORDERS; rehabilitation; EDUCATIONAL METHODS.