Indigenous healing practices in Sub-Saharan Africa

Elias Mpofu, Karl Peltzer, Olaniyi Bojuwoye

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29 Citations (Scopus)


Healers seek to help patients understand the sociocultural basis of their health conditions, and how they can recognize, activate, or utilize resources and/or support systems necessary to alleviate their suffering. Treatment modalities include relaxation techniques, use of herbs, psychocultural education, dream interpretation, storytelling, use of proverbs, cleansing, libation, music, and ceremonies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCounseling People of African Ancestry
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780511977350
ISBN (Print)9780521887229
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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