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Healing by Hand : Manual Medicine and Bonesetting in Global Perspective - Kathryn S. Oths

Healing by Hand

Manual Medicine and Bonesetting in Global Perspective

By: Kathryn S. Oths (Editor), Servando Z. Hinojosa (Editor)


Published: 6th September 2013
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Anthropologists have routinely overlooked the practice of body therapists, one of the primary providers of "traditional" medicine. Healing by Hand presents the first cross-cultural primer on manual medicine studies. As a particular modality of healing, manual medicine has reached a high level of popularity and importance as its practitioners investigate the body's important capacities for self-healing. The authors describe how manual medicine takes numerous forms across the world's communities, in urban and rural, as well as Western and non-Western, contexts, in individual and community lives. Though frequently overshadowed and challenged by allopathic practitioners, body workers continue to help the sick and injured reach their health goals. In this book, the individual ethnographic analyses of manual medicine describe beliefs and practices about healing, physical and psychological states, and the relation between culture and health. Given the therapeutic training of many of the authors, Healing by Hand should be a fascinating resource for manual practitioners of western medicine, including massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and osteopaths, as well as those with traditional training. It is especially recommended for various courses such as Medical Anthropology, Health and Human Culture, Technology and the Developing World, Sociology of Health, International Health, and Health Care Systems.

Indigenous bonesetters in contemporary Denmark / Robert Anderson -- When the body leads the mind / Susan Walkley -- Competing views of chiropractic / Ian Coulter -- Divergences in the evolution of osteopathy in four anglophone countries / Hans A. Baer -- Achy-breaky art / Jennifer Minor, Miranda Warburton, and H. Vincent Black -- The hands, the sacred, and the context of change in Maya bonesetting / Servando Z. Hinojosa -- Body as teacher / John O'malley -- Two ethnographers and one bonesetter in Bali / Robert Anderson and Norman Klein -- Getting Rolfed / Eric Jacobson -- The componedor's place in the pluralistic Andean health care system / Kathryn S. Oths -- Borana bonesetters / Isaac K. Nyamongo -- A man of his people ./ Simon Leyson -- It takes a village / Marc Weill.

ISBN: 9780759115286
ISBN-10: 0759115281
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 6th September 2013
Publisher: University Press of America
Edition Number: 1