Forming a therapeutic sphere to treat ailments using optimization techniques

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Original languageEnglish
Journal / PublicationInternational Transactions in Operational Research
Online published25 Jul 2022
Publication statusOnline published - 25 Jul 2022


Recently, National Geographic published a special bookazine titled Nature's Best Remedies. This bookazine reorganized nature's remedies as a therapeutic table for treating ailments. The table provides considerable knowledge but is inconvenient to use. This study converts the therapeutic table into a therapeutic sphere by using optimization techniques. In the therapeutic sphere, similar ailments are clustered together, and remedies related to specified ailments are allocated on the sphere. Two surveys demonstrated that, compared with the therapeutic table, the therapeutic sphere is more convenient to use, more efficient for making queries, and more useful for healthcare as well as more intuitive. The proposed therapeutic sphere system can be accessed at

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  • database, herbs, national geographic, optimization, retrieval system, therapeutic sphere

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