Project Description

Traditional American Medicine incorporates the healing cultures of those who first settled these continents, together with all other cultures which have more recently arrived. This class will explore some of the commonalities of these approaches, as well as the unique factors that separate the healing practices of America’s diverse groups.


Topics include

  • Continuity & diversity in the medicine of the Americas
  • Native American healing traditions
  • Surviving the European colonization of medicine
  • Africana traditions around the American diaspora
  • Asian medicine past and present
  • Finding the roots of our land and our ancestors
Traditional American Medicine


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