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Postby Dr.Stein » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:39 pm

Hello,

I am planning to write a book about "The Uses of Seahorses (Hippocampus sp.) In Medicinal And Magical Aspects". This is still a tentative title. To be precise, it will be just a compilation of usage of seahorses from worldwide. So far I already have some references for it, but I need more and more to make it such a complete book, if cannot be a complete one, at least I hope it will be a good book ;)

If you are interested to contribute in this project, you can send me the articles here, whatever, textbook citation, journals, (scientific) magazine, or links are ok. Sooner, better. Your name (or nickname, because I do not know your real name) will be listed in the acknowledgment section, and I try that you will get the copy of the book when it would have done. Special thanks to this forum, of course :)

Thank you.

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P.S. If you need more info about the topic of my book, feel free to ask me here :)
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Postby Linn » Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:20 pm

Are seahorses endangered?
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:46 pm

I don't understand what is it exactly that you need. Medicinal and magic uses of sea horses?! Give an example and maybe i can start looking through my magazines
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Postby Dr.Stein » Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:26 am

The example of medicinal aspect is the use of seahorse for improving reproductive system, according to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) (my current research).

The example of magical aspect is that some people use seahorse in animism, they believe that seahorse will keep their health and wealth.
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Postby Linn » Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:45 pm

sorry
guess Ill just look it up. :lol:
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Postby Dr.Stein » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:34 am

Linn wrote:Are seahorses endangered?

IUCN placed it in the category "Vulnerable" of the Red List ;)
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Postby Linn » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:01 pm

Dr Stein
What do you think of this article?

http://seahorse.fisheries.ubc.ca/covera ... 021202.pdf

I am just wondering why you are writing this book?
Its an interesting topic
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Postby Dr.Stein » Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:41 am

Ah! Thanks for your input. From that article I got these:

Medicinal aspect:
Seahorses use to treat:
1. broken bones
2. childbirth pains
3. impotence

Additional uses:
1. as decoration/ornaments
2. as jewellery
3. as toys (there are even such things as seahorse yoyos)
4. as aquarium fodder

Why am I writing a book for this topic? I am not sure what the reason is, I just listen to something sparks in my head, and yes this is quite interesting for me ;)

Thanks again for your contribution.
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Postby Alish24 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:18 am

mmm..I think one of my friends is studying on this subject in Turkey!!
I ll ask her for more information and ll send you..
hope it ll be useful for you!
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Postby victor » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:26 pm

what I know that Seahorse is not one species with Horse..:lol:
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Postby Dr.Stein » Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:44 pm

Alish24 wrote:mmm..I think one of my friends is studying on this subject in Turkey!!
I ll ask her for more information and ll send you..
hope it ll be useful for you!

Hey I would like to have a contact with her. We can do a project. Oh I love project :) Thanks in advance ;)
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Postby Dr.Stein » Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:45 pm

victor wrote:what I know that Seahorse is not one species with Horse..:lol:

Smart guy 8) :lol:
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