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The Native Women Healers of Turkmen-Sahra in Iran

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The native healers are spread all across Iran and belong to various geographical regions and cultural areas. In this study the healing techniques of a number of Turkmen women are introduced. Having a macro vision towards their patients, each of the healers uses a set of various techniques that are special and unique in their own range. Healing has left a direct effect on the personality of the women healers. The variety in techniques is much wider among women than men healers. The treatment manner of the latter is mostly based on a method, which resembles Shamanistic techniques. The healing methods in the rural society are more original and intact, than in the urban centres.

According to the statements made by the healers, the healing methods (at least in the macro vision form of it) can neither be taught nor be learned. Only unique individuals endowed with special abilities in completely exceptional conditions can be selected for performing the healing.


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