Compare and contrast the various forms of healing and ethnomedicine exhibited in this week’s assigned articles and videos. How do cultural values and socio-economic conditions shape healing practices? Should western medical intervention have taken place in any of these examples? What differences and similarities do you see between this cultureâ€™s health rituals and that of most contemporary Americans?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references
Divine Drug (http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/taboo/videos/divine-drug/)
(This video examines the use of â€œdaime,â€ or Ayahuasca, among the congregation of Santo Daime in Brazil.)
- Africa: Spirit Healers (http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/places/regions-places/africa-tc/zimbabwe-healers-pp/)
(This video examines the use of traditional healers in a society that has access to modern medicine.)
- Vision Quest in the Jungle (http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/taboo/videos/vision-quest-in-the-jungle/)
(This video examines a â€œvision questâ€ among people practicing Bwiti religion in Central Africa using the psychotropic drug iboga.)