Traditional Healing Practices in Rural Nepal

Richa Baniya


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

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