Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy critically examines ethnic minority cultural and traditional healing in relation to counseling and psychotherapy. Authors Roy Moodley and William West highlight the challenges and changes in the field of multicultural counseling and psychotherapy by integrating current issues of traditional healing with contemporary practice. The book uniquely presents a range of accounts of the dilemmas and issues facing students, professional counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, researchers, and others who use multicultural counseling or transcultural psychotherapy as part of their professional practice.

Traditional and Cultural Healing among the Chinese

Traditional and Cultural Healing among the Chinese

Traditional and cultural healing among the chinese
Joseph K.So

All cultures have their own unique explanatory models of health and illness that can be best understood within their respective worldviews. The Chinese culture's understanding of health is complex, rooted in its history and philosophy and in the relationship of the people to nature. Despite the increasing globalization of biomedicine, traditional Chinese medical beliefs remain a potent force in illness perception, explanation, and treatment, a model that is continuously undergoing transformations, both within China and among Chinese immigrants overseas. This chapter examines Chinese medical beliefs and healing practices in the larger cultural and historical contexts, focusing on their applications to psychiatry, psychotherapy, and counseling psychology.

Any discussion of Chinese cultural healing must ...

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