Healing by Hand: Manual Medicine and Bonesetting in Global Perspective / Edition 1

Healing by Hand: Manual Medicine and Bonesetting in Global Perspective / Edition 1

by Kathryn S. Oths
     
 

Healing by Hand presents the first cross-cultural perspective on manual medicine studies—the practice of body therapists that is routinely overlooked by medical practitioners and social scientists. The authors describe how manual medicine is one of the primary providers of "traditional" medicine. It takes numerous forms across the world's

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Overview

Healing by Hand presents the first cross-cultural perspective on manual medicine studies—the practice of body therapists that is routinely overlooked by medical practitioners and social scientists. The authors describe how manual medicine is one of the primary providers of "traditional" medicine. It takes numerous forms across the world's communities, and represents beliefs and practices about healing, physical and psychological states, and the relation between culture and health. This volume is a valuable resource for manual practitioners of western medicine, including massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and osteopaths, as well as those with traditional training. It is especially recommended for courses such as medical anthropology, health and human culture, technology and the developing world, sociology of health, international health, and health care systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759103931
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.14(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Kathryn Oths (Professor of Anthropology, University of Alabama) has worked for nearly 20 years on the topic of healers of musculoskeletal disorders, chiropractic, and on bonesetting in the Andes. Servando Z. Hinojosa (Assistant Professor, University of Texas-Pan American) has written on spiritual embodiment among the Maya of Guatemala and has several recent publications on the topic of manual medicine.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1. Indigenous Bonesetters in Contemporary Denmark Part 4 Part I: Past Meets Present in Manual Medicine Practice Chapter 5 3. Competing Views of Chiropractic: Health Services Research Versus Ethnographic Observation Chapter 5 2. When the Body Leads the Mind: Perspectives on Massage Therapy in the United States Chapter 6 4. Divergences in the Evolution of 'steopathy in Four Anglophone Countries: The United States, Canada, Britain, and Australia Chapter 7 5. Achy-Breaky Art: The Historical Development and Contemporary Practice of Tuina Chapter 10 6. The Hands, the Sacred, and the Context of Change in Maya Bonesetting Part 10 Part II: Experience and Embodiment in Practitioner-Patient Encounters Chapter 11 7. Body as Teacher: The Roles of Clinical Model and Morphology in Skill Acquisition Chapter 13 8. Two Ethnographers and One Bonesetter in Bali Chapter 14 9. "Getting Rolfed": Structural Bodywork, Disciplined Deportment, and Embodiment Part 15 Part III: A Wider Lens: The Bonesetterís Contribution to Community Health Chapter 15 11. Borana Bonesetters: Integrating Modernity and Tradition in a Northern Kenyan Pastoral Community Chapter 17 10. The Componedor's Place in the Pluralistic Andean Health Care System Chapter 18 12. A Man of His People: A Concise Ethnography of a Welsh Bonesetter Chapter 19 13. It Takes a Village: Reflections of a Modern Day Bonesetter Chapter 20 Index

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