Native American Healers

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Native Americans Healers Do you know how many tribes are there in the United States? For your information, I don’t know either, but I’m very sure there are more than a hundred tribes in the United States. In the history nowadays, they said Europeans was the first colony to settle down in the United States. But I believe Native Americans were the first group of people to have settled down in the United States before the 15th century. Why I made this statement? The reason is “they have long been known as Indian because of the belief prevalent at the time of Columbus” (Native) that the Americans were the outer reaches of the Indies. Native Americans have been using natural sources and beliefs to heal in centuries. Traditional medicine has been…show more content…
t Low Dog, she never graduated from high school but she work her way up to earn her degree in medicine now. She is the medical director on the Treehouse Center in Albuquerque in New Mexico. Since she is a teenager, she studied herbs from traditional healer and the power of health-giving plants (Kluger). In the article, she mentioned “Illness is a message” (qtd. in Kluger). She earned her degree from University of New Mexico and now she is a very knowledgeable doctor by mixing the healing arts (Kluger). The author mentioned in his article that, “Dr. t. Low Dog’s clinic is a place where pain may be treated just as easily with acupuncture, kava kava root, and preparation from the black cohosh plant with prescription drugs.” She even mentioned, that most western doctors view illness as something to be destroy but she look illness in a different view; “It tell us about how we live our lives and what we can do differently” (qtd. in Kluger). People who visited Dr. t. Low Dog’s clinic would get well soon by her special treatment on combination of western medicine and traditional medicine. Since she is so familiar in the botanical cures of the Hispanic, African, and Native American cultures, therefore she is showing other healer on different ways to heal illness by serving the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine policy…show more content…
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