This is the original article I sent to Massage Magazine, which they told me they were going to publish in their February 2015 Issue. I put it here as a reference before I witness any editing and correction they may have done to it! I hope it is enjoyable and informative.
Recently, it came across my mind that this article could be revamped, and potentially sent to other magazines not necessarily related to physical therapies, but to the upkeeping of traditions and for the influence faith (Buddhism) has held in the traditional medical systems (Thai). I hope it is not just useful but enjoyable to read!
And here is the original version I wrote with footnotes....much longer!