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Cure a nosebleed by way of preserving a silver zone at the again of the neck. deal with an earache with candy oil drops. put on plant roots to maintain from catching colds. inside of many African American households, a lot of these practices proceed this day, woven into the cloth of black tradition, frequently communicated via ladies. Such people practices form the options approximately therapeutic which are subtle all through African American groups and are expressed in myriad methods, from religion therapeutic to creating a mojo.

Stephanie Y. Mitchem provides a desirable examine of African American therapeutic. She sheds gentle on quite a few people practices and strains their improvement from the time of slavery during the nice Migrations. She explores how they've got persevered into the current and their courting with substitute drugs. via conversations with black american citizens, she demonstrates how herbs, charms, and rituals proceed people therapeutic performances. Mitchem exhibits that those practices aren't easily approximately therapeutic; they're associated with expressions of religion, delineating elements of a holistic epistemology and pointing to disjunctures among African American perspectives of health and sickness and people of the tradition of institutional medicine.

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