Indigenous healing practices in sub-Saharan Africa

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dc.description.abstract Healers seek to help patients understand the sociocultural basis of their health conditions, and how they can recognize, activate, or utilize resources and or support systems necessary to alleviate their suffering. Treatment modalities include relaxation techniques, use of herbs, psychocultural education, dream interpretation, storytelling, use of proverbs, cleansing, libation, music, and ceremonies. In this chapter, we consider the importance of indigenous healing systems, history of research into traditional healthcare in Africa, national and international influences on African indigenous healing systems, current practices, legal and professional issues, and issues for research on African indigenous healing systems. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.subject SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA en
dc.title Indigenous healing practices in sub-Saharan Africa en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2011/12 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Counseling people of African ancestry en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Mpofu, E. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cambridge en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6865 en
dc.PageNumber 3-21 en
dc.outputnumber 5514 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mpofu, E., Peltzer, K. & Bojuwoye, O. (2011) Indigenous healing practices in sub-Saharan Africa. In: Mpofu, E. (ed).Counseling people of African ancestry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 3-21. en
dc.publicationyear 2011 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mpofu, E. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author3 Bojuwoye, O. en

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