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Some indigenous South African views on illness and healing

S. D. Edwards

Some indigenous South African views on illness and healing

by S. D. Edwards

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Published by University of Zululand in Kwa Dlangezwa, South Africa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Traditional medicine -- South Africa.,
    • Zulu (African people) -- Diseases.,
    • Zulu (African people) -- Medicine.,
    • Mental illness -- South Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies.

      StatementS.D. Edwards.
      SeriesPublications series of the University of Zululand., no. 49
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsAS611.A1 P83 no. 49, GR358 P83 no. 49
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 130 p. ;
      Number of Pages130
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2774399M
      ISBN 100907995411
      LC Control Number86136209

      Managing Indigenous Syndromes in the South African National Defence Force The book claims to cover a period of some one-hundred-twenty years of military health in the country and sub-region. An exploratory study of trainee and registered psychologists’ perceptions about indigenous healing systems. South African Journal of Psychology   Traditional health practitioners (THPs) play a vital role in the health care of the majority of the South African population and elsewhere on the African continent. However, many studies have challenged the role of THPs in health care. Concerns raised in the literature include the rationale, safety and effectiveness of traditional health practices and methods, as well as what informs ://

      In some African Initiated Churches, prophets can be used as a medium channel connecting the living and the dead. But the accepted norm is that the ancestors use dreams to communicate with the living. Ancestors may also manifest themselves to the living by animals, particularly snakes (;75). There is little question that mental and physical health are top priorities for Indigenous and First Nations' peoples' well-being globally. Ask First peoples themselves: On a National Aboriginal Health Association survey undertaken in Canada (Silversides, ), Inuit, Metis and other First Nations peoples identified mental health and substance abuse among their top five health issues (with

      1 day ago  After arriving in the Americas, cohabitation and collaboration with Indigenous Americans meant that enslaved Africans were then introduced to knowledge of local plants and their medicinal ways. Therefore, African American herbalism is a hybrid of all the knowledge that enslaved Africans came into contact with leading up to and throughout their :// Healing traditions addressed all three and healing occurred in a very holistic way. Many Pacific cultures share these or similar beliefs. For example, in Palau, illness could occur from “ancestral-wrongness to the spirit” (Wong et al., ). Effect of Historical Experiences on Health Care/Status /fund/health_beliefs/


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Some indigenous South African views on illness and healing by S. D. Edwards Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Edwards, S.D. Some indigenous South African views on illness and healing. Kwa Dlangezwa, South Africa: University of Zululand, Some indigenous Zulu views on illness and healing.

Series B, No. Part One of this book will briefly outline the resurgence of an Afrocentric world view and detail a model of optimal stem primarily from consciousness and that traditional Zulu healing incorporates some.

Some indigenous South African views on illness and healing. Series B, No. (Book for :// Zulu approaches to illness and healing [3, 5, 6, Gardber J M The importance of indigenous healing to. Some mdtgenous South African views :// Indigenous medicine and traditional healing. They are people who diagnose illness.

People often visit the sangoma in family groups but sometimes they go alone. The reason for this is that the sangoma does not see people as inpiduals but rather sees them as part of a community.

Below, is a table showing some everyday South African plants Similar to the case in other African countries, health care in Ghana is pluralistic, with people making use of indigenous, faith and allopathic healing systems for the treatment of illness. 1,2,3 The indigenous systems often include components such as cultural norms and beliefs which have formed part of the everyday lives of people within   in Africa, many African countries still rely on traditional health care [2,].

Healthcare Consultations in Ghana Africans decide on the kind of treatment they want in accordance with the illness and cause associated with the illness.

A patient in Ghana has various existing treatment models to choose from at his/her ://   Indigenous constructs that are designed along the lines of mainstream world views, intent on achieving mainstream outcomes.

Blagg ( 19), describes some of these programs as ‘innovations’ of ‘neo -colonial/neo-liberal practices’, which ‘smack of social democratic and inclusionary thinking’   A Holistic Approach. One major difference between conventional, Western medicine and traditional African medicine, is the way of viewing illnesses and their its Western counter-part, traditional African medicine is said to take a holistic approach, which is based on the premise of interconnectedness, and often includes indigenous herbalism in its ://   INDIGENOUS HEALING.

Laurance Johnston, Ph.D. Sponsor: Institute of Spinal Cord Injury, Iceland: 1) Native American Medicine 2) Curanderismo - Traditional Mexican-American Healing 3) African Indigenous Healing Introduction: Because 80% of the World’s population cannot afford Western high-tech medicine, indigenous traditions still collectively play an important global health-care role - so    Indigenous Psychology African Worldviews Psychopathology viewed from the traditional African perspective Traditional African approaches to healing Conclusion ?sequence=1.

The thrust of this paper is to heighten awareness, stimulate new thoughts and generate discussion on the wealth of indigenous knowledge. African researchers need to persist in developing and using alternative methods of studying our reality and refrain from sticking to the research pathways mapped out by Western methodologies, within which many have been :// A recent NY Times editorial states that about 25 percent of young Americans will suffer from some kind of mental illness within a given calendar ering the continued decline of our economy and a profit-driven health care system that is designed to enrich corporations over individuals, it's a shocking statistic to reckon ://   Herbal remedies- are used to treat many physical conditions an example of one remedy for pain is the bark from a willow tree, which contains acetylsalicylic acid; Purifying rituals- are used to cleanse the body and prepare the person for healing; Shamanism- is based on the idea that spirits cause illness, and a Native American healer called a shaman focuses on using spiritual healing powers to /traditional-perceptions-of-health-and-illness.

African traditional medicine is a form of holistic health care system organized into three levels of specialty, namely divination, spiritualism, and herbalism. The traditional healer provides health care services based on culture, religious background, knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs that are prevalent in his community.

Illness is regarded as having both natural and supernatural causes and   South African traditional plant medicines are fascinating with so many colors forms and effects. It is an art to know these and to use them correctly to bring about health and harmony, the aim of all true traditional healers.

The traditional healers. The holders of healing power in the southern Bantu society are the traditional The importance of ritual in indigenous African tradition cannot be overstated. Ritual serves as a gateway to the land of ancestors and to the realm of Spirit.

It evokes sacredness and intentionality. From birth until death, some ritual marks every milestone in a person’s :// Traditional medicine is believed to be accessible and affordable but should be made complimentary to contemporary medicine in the treatment of mental :// and traditional healing, polygamy, rites of passage.

Reve () states that “ the word African has been debatable due to the fact that many people also claim to be Africans. This has created real confusion as to what an African is”. African in this context refers to African (Black) people who are residents of South Africa South Africa has a rich heritage of traditional herbal remedies and the country is blessed with an abundance of indigenous plants known for their healing properties.

A large portion of the country falls into the Cape Floral Kingdom, containing approximately 4% of all the world’s plant ://. I have also seen mothers chewing some mazimbe (charcoal) that they mix with saliva. The saliva is then put into the food that the patient is about to take and is believed to effect healing.

Another serious illness, called chipengo (mental illness), haunts the Karanga. On this illness, the factor of witchcraft becomes real in the Karanga ://some southern african views on interconnectedness with special reference to indigenous knowledge Edwards, ; Mpofu, ).

Intuition can be incubated and matured with theall forms of illness, violence, poverty, crime, oppression and injustice by South African psychology in general (KrugerNicholas and CooperManganyi, Dawes, Domisse, Edwards ).