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Culture, Healing, and Medicine in Amazonian Ecuador

Title: Culture, Healing, and Medicine in Amazonian Ecuador.
Name(s): Gopal, Punam, author
Department of Anthropology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The intention of this paper is to shed light on the cultural practices utilized by Napo Kichwa people of Amazonian Ecuador, and how these practices contribute to their overall views of health. As I will show, Kichwa speakers view their cultural practices as integral to leading a healthy life that is achieved by combining Western medicine, Kichwa values and healing practices. Napo Kichwa people, as I will show, follow a pragmatic approach to maintaining health and well-being.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0406 (IID)
Keywords: Healing, Movement, Well-Being, Culture, Samay, Subcentro, Biomedicine, Kichwa, Napo Runa
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: April 16, 2014.
Subject(s): Alternative medicine
Latin America
Languages, Modern
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Gopal, P. (2014). Culture, Healing, and Medicine in Amazonian Ecuador. Retrieved from