Global Discourse and Traditional Healing. Health and Healing. International Patients. Each culture and society has formulated myths, belief systems, adaptive strategies, specialized cultural knowledge, and healing techniques.
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Each culture and society has formulated myths, belief systems, adaptive strategies, specialized cultural knowledge, and healing techniques.
Within the twenty-first century, midst modernity, globalization and the age of information, these healing techniques are no longer confined to the regions of their origination and cultural enclaves.
Brought scientific method
Artificial Division of Science and Religion
Life and medicine
Classification of Traditional/Indigenous Healing Methods as OTHER!
Thailand 2006-2006 Conference
1971 James Reston
Who can be called a medical professional?
What is medicine and how can we gauge healing?
What are accepted standards and when should they be applied?
Why aren't there more integrated temas of healers and M.D. s?
Anxious to save their lands
promote cultural understanding and continuity, Ecologically and economically sustainable living, tribal and ethnic recognition and self-determination (Neizen: 2003)
Healers, shamans, medicine men and women--those committed to the sacred art of healing, (Turner: 2005) who heal because they are called to do so through whatever methods and means available to them.
As Rosita Arvigo (1994) highlighted, this is a sacred pact. It is not entered into lightly and the (Turner: 2005) path that leads one to engage in its practices is often as unique as the healers themselves.
Projects in Africa with Traditional Healers
Many ways of “mining or harvesting” Information
Learning to see the world through “Native eyes.”
Healers as cultural brokers
and with the land and the Source*
Heal People and the earth
And every moment in every place every society faces illness of a loved one
and the quest for true healing continues