|Title:||Traditional healers in the Qazvin region of the Islamic Republic of Iran: a qualitative study|
|Abstract:||We identified and categorized by method of therapy 15 traditional healers in the recorded by actual patients or by observers simulating a medical condition. The treatment practices of the 15 healers [8 men and 7 women] included herbal remedies [four], bone-setting [five], traditional methods for the treatment of sore throat [two], massage therapy using plant oils [one], cupping [two], and leech therapy [one]. Despite an adequate number of physicians practising in the region, traditional healers continue to be consulted. We recommend that the efficacy of their treatments be further studied and that they be encouraged to contribute positively to the broader health objectives of Iranian society|
|Keywords:||Attitude of Health Personnel|
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
|Subject:||Attitude to Health|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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