Unusual things people do to stay/get healthy?
March 10, 2013 9:15 AM Subscribe
I'm going into the health field and curious about cultural/ethnic health practices that are off the beaten path. For example, can anyone tell me the "what", "how", and "why" of cupping and coining? What other cultural/religious/traditional practices can you share?
posted by mschief to society & culture (33 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Just to be clear, I'm talking stuff like: "I'm (Puerto Rican/Buddhist/Catholic/from a village in Africa) and my (self/grandfather/mom/roommate) does this thing where he or she (whatever) in order to (cure a cold/get pregnant/tell the sex of a baby before birth/get well/ward off evil spirits)", and not "Aunt Bertha eats dirt because she says it helps her hemorrhoids".