Traditional Healing Practices in Rural Nepal

  • Richa Baniya Patan Academy of Health Sciences-School of Medicine, Lalitpur, Nepal

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.

Keywords: dhami/jhankri, healing, prevalent, traditional

Author Biography

Richa Baniya, Patan Academy of Health Sciences-School of Medicine, Lalitpur, Nepal

4th Year Medical Student, Patan Academy of Health Sciences-School of Medicine, Lalitpur, Nepal

Published
2014-07-04
Section
Student's Section - Perspectives