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Our Neighbors: The Forest Nenets. Traditional Medicine

... who performed the role of healers scaring off the illness-bringing spirits along with carrying out other functions. Usually kamlanie * (the shaman’s performance) took place in the evening, in half-darkness, next to the fireplace, by the sounds of the ... ... people shamans used their knowledge of human physiology and anatomy, remedies of various nature and such means of healing as searing, massage, psychotherapy. The main therapeutic factor was various forms of hypnotic suggestion that shamans used in order ...

Modified: 30.08.2006
Nenets , Siberia , Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug , hygiene , traditional medicine , treatment , kamlanie , reindeer fat , chaga , broth , Siberian herbs , searing
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