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Traditional Healing in Mexico

  • Author(s): Feldman, David
  • Advisor(s): Taub, Bonnie
  • et al.
Abstract

This research is about the work of a group of healers who continue to work in the twenty first century, in practicing “traditional medicine” in the states of Oaxaca and Puebla Mexico. It was towards the end of the 20th century that workers from the "Instituto Nacional Indigenista", representatives of an indigenismo movement, and were influenced by the international climate that, since the 60s, called for the inclusion of “traditional medicine” as a primary health care practice, as well as for "indigenista" policies, in terms of expanding the coverage of health services in the areas that Aguirre Beltr�n called "regiones de refugio" which included the two areas that I studied. It is in this spirit that this work was undertaken to document some examples of healers and patients who shared with me their methods and experiences.

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