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Bridges to the future: Traditional and local healing practices in Alaska

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Date
1998
  1 document  
Author
Saylor, B
Henkelman, C
Author Affiliation
UAA Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies
Traditional Healing Program, Southcentral Foundation
Date
1998
Language
English
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Keywords
Alaska
Alaska Native
Native plants
Human being
Spirit
Traditional healers
Traditional healing
Western medicine
Abstract
The staff at the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies are proud to have the opportunity to participate in this important study of Alaska Native traditional healing practices. It is our hope that the material contained in this report, while not a comprehensive review of Alaska Native traditional healing practices and attitudes, will provide a basis for further discussions on the development of a traditional healing program.
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"Energy medicine" in Native American healing practices

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Source
Bridges (newsmagazine of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine). 1994 Spr;5(1):1,7-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Spr-1994
Author
Krippner, S
Author Affiliation
Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, CA
Source
Bridges (newsmagazine of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine). 1994 Spr;5(1):1,7-9
Date
Spr-1994
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Allopathy
Allopathic Medicine
Disease
Energy
Energy medicine
Healing
Indigenous practices
Medicine power
Native American
Western medicine
Western practices
Abstract
The allopathic practitioner ignores energy-related phenomena and basically treats symptoms. Native American medicine, on the other hand, typically examines purported energy patterns, e.g., energy pathways in the body, energy-evoking herbs, energetic relationships between the clients and their natural environment.
Notes
Available upon request at the Alaska Medical Library, located on the second floor of UAA/APU Consortium Library. Ask for accession no. 101989.
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Use of traditional Mi'kmaq medicine among patients at a First Nations community health centre

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Source
Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine. 2005 Spring;10(2):95-99
Publication Type
Article
Date
Spring-2005
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Author
Cook, SJ
Author Affiliation
Dalhousie Medical School Department of Family Medicine Rural Summer Program
Source
Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine. 2005 Spring;10(2):95-99
Date
Spring-2005
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aboriginal peoples
Canada
First Nations
Health care
Mi'kmaq medicine
Traditional healing practices
Western medicine
Abstract
INTRODUCTION: The provision of complete, effective, and culturally sensitive health care to First Nations communities requires a familiarity with and respect for patients' healing beliefs and practices. PURPOSE: This study addresses one aspect of cross-cultural care by attempting to understand the use of Mi'kmaq medicine among patients at a community health centre and their attitudes toward both Mi'kmaq and Western medicine. METHODS: A questionnaire was completed by 100 patients (14 men, 86 women) at the clinic. The majority (66%) of respondents had used Mi'kmaq medicine, and 92.4% of these respondents had not discussed this with their physician. Of those who had used Mi'kmaq medicine, 24.3% use it as first-line treatment when they are ill, and 31.8% believe that Mi'kmaq medicine is better overall than Western. Even among patients who have not used Mi'kmaq medicine, 5.9% believe that it is more effective than Western medicine in treating illness. CONCLUSION: These results have implications for the delivery of health care to First Nations patients, especially in terms of understanding patients' health care values and in meeting the need to provide effective cross-cultural care.
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Publication Type
Article
Date
[1994]
Author
Morgan, R
Wilson, K
Ferguson, K
Henkelman, C
Author Affiliation
Southcentral Foundation
Date
[1994]
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Allopathic Medicine
Healing
Traditional healing
Traditional medicine
Western medicine
Abstract
Transcript of discussion meeting with Dr. Robert Morgan, Kathy Wilson, Dr. Karen Ferguson, and Candyce Henkelman.
Notes
Available upon request at the Alaska Medical Library, located on the second floor of UAA/APU Consortium Library. Ask for accession no. 102037.
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