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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.

illness has
Illness has .....
  • both shaped and altered kinship roles societal expectations and rituals economic and ecological strategies and further defined each culture’s medicinal acceptations and practices (Atler: 2005: 3; Penn: 2000).
  • Inspired many more to explore its causes and its effects
  • And even more to heal!
rise of western medicine
Brought scientific method

Seeming dominance

Artificial Division of Science and Religion

Life and medicine

Classification of Traditional/Indigenous Healing Methods as OTHER!

Thailand 2006-2006 Conference

and connectedness.

Rise of Western medicine
alma ata and issues
1971 James Reston

Barefoot Doctors

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?

Alma Ata and Issues
indigenous responses
Hybrid Discourse

Anxious to save their lands

promote cultural understanding and continuity, Ecologically and economically sustainable living, tribal and ethnic recognition and self-determination (Neizen: 2003)

Apprenticeships

Healing Villages

Collaboration

Indigenous Responses
healers shamans medicine men
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.

Healers, Shamans, medicine men
collaboration
Projects in Africa with Traditional Healers

Many ways of “mining or harvesting” Information

Difficulties

Learning to see the world through “Native eyes.”

Collaboration
healing villages
Cultural revitalization

Economic sustainability

Healers as cultural brokers

restoring connections

among people

and with the land and the Source*

Sustainability

Heal People and the earth

Sacred relationships

Healing Villages
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