Traditional Healing Practices in Rural Nepal

Authors

  • Richa Baniya 4th Year Medical Student, Patan Academy of Health Sciences-School of Medicine, Lalitpur

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v1i1.13020

Keywords:

dhami/jhankri, healing, prevalent, traditional

Abstract

Traditional healing practices in rural Nepal has emerged together with its culture and tradition. In the rural areas traditional culture is still predominant and western allopathic medicine has yet to reach those areas. People of rural societies are reluctant to accept changes in their cultural practices. There are also a lot of factors that make people choose traditional healers in lieu of modern hospital/heath post services. However, modern health services are slowly replacing traditional healing practices in rural parts of Nepal.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v1i1.13019

Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences. 2014 Jun;1(1):52-53

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Published

2015-07-20

How to Cite

Baniya, R. (2015). Traditional Healing Practices in Rural Nepal. Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences, 1(1), 52–53. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v1i1.13020

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Students' Section: Short Communications/Perspectives/Viewpoint