New PDF release: Caribbean Healing Traditions: Implications for Health and

By Patsy Sutherland, Roy Moodley, Barry Chevannes

ISBN-10: 0415842336

ISBN-13: 9780415842334

As Caribbean groups turn into extra overseas, clinicians and students needs to enhance new paradigms for realizing therapy personal tastes and perceptions of disease. regardless of proof aiding the necessity for culturally applicable care and the mixing of conventional therapeutic practices into traditional healthiness and psychological overall healthiness care platforms, it really is uncertain how such integration could functionality due to the fact little is understood in regards to the healing interventions of Caribbean therapeutic traditions.


Caribbean therapeutic Traditions:
Implications for overall healthiness and psychological healthiness fills this hole. Drawing at the wisdom of in demand clinicians, students, and researchers of the Caribbean and the diaspora, those therapeutic traditions are explored within the context of well-being and psychological overall healthiness for the 1st time, making Caribbean therapeutic Traditions a useful source for college students, researchers, college, and practitioners within the fields of nursing, counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatry, social paintings, early life and group improvement, and medication.

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2 THE EVOlUTION EVOLUTION OF CARIBBEAN TRADITIONAl TRADITIONAL HEAllNG HEALING PRACTICES Wendy Wendy 巨 Y. Crawford-Daniel Crawford-Daniel and Jicinta M. Alexis Introduction The Caribbean has a rich heritage that extends not only to the cultural practices, practices , but also knowledge and experiences of the benefits of the use of traditional medicine. This rich heritage is comprised of diverse cultures that coexisted whether voluntarily, and can be traced back to the original inhabitants of the forcibly or voluntarily, Europe , Mrica Mrica,, Asia, Asia, and the Middle and Far islands.

Causality for natural illness is typically attributed to elements in the natural environment and can be prevented by maintaining humoral balance within the body or health can be restored with (Miller, 2000). On the other hand, hand , superthe use of herbs and regulated diets (Miller, naturally engendered illness may originate with the spirits, spirits , a rupture in the reciprocal relationship with the ancestors, ancestors , or be inflicted by a malevolent person; consequendy, they are treated by spiritual or traditional healers (Laguerre, consequendy, (L a ♂lerre , 1987).

Similarly, sirnply embrace the religion of the colonizers but resisted, simply resisted, however possible possible,, and perpetuated the cultural and traditional healing practices that they brought with them to the New World. 3 The Hosay Riots in Trinidad in 1884 was a clear example of such resistance (see Mahase, Mahase , 2008 for a discussion). It was this actuality that transformed transforrned Caribbean healing traditions into the hybrid, hybrid , and at times, times , perplexing collection of religions that exist in the modem day Caribbean.

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