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Ayurvedic Medicine: Ancient past-time or surprisingly practical?

by Work the World

Medical, Nursing, Dentistry, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiography, Pharmacy, Village Healthcare Experiences, Sri Lanka Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka Kandy

For many of us in the western world, the word ‘Ayurveda’ roughly translates to spa treatments, aromatic oils, and maybe some panpipe music. Is there more we can learn from the practice than massages alone? You better believe it, says Hannah Peck.

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Witch-Doctors in Tanzania: Who They Are and What They Do

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Medical, Nursing, Dentistry, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiography, Pharmacy, Village Healthcare Experiences, Tanzania Dar es Salaam, Destination Features, Village Healthcare Experience

Professional herbalists, village healers, and soothsayers alike tend to be collectively identified under the controversial title of ‘Witch-Doctor’ in Africa, and are a major part of African healthcare. In this post we take a closer look at the differences between them, and why they are a popular alternative to Western medicine.

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