Handbook of Culture, Therapy, and Healing

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Subject Index
Note: Boldface numbers indicate
illustrations.
A
acculturation (second-culture acquisition)
Indian and Ayruvedic medicine and, 295
refugee populations and, 122
treatment-seeking behaviors and, 103, 107-108
acquired immunity, 93
acupressure, 243
acupuncture and moxibustion, 39, 85, 191, 196-197,243
operational mechanisms in Western view, 197-198
outcomes/efficacy research in, 215-228
Ader, Robert, 90
adrenocorticosteriod hormone (ACTH), 198
Advaita Vedanta (See also Indian and
Ayruvedic medicine), 297
Africa (See also Angola; war-affected children; Yoruba medicine), 42, 44, 87, 321,375
African Americans, 45, 48, 49, 75
acculturation (second culture acquisition) and, 107-108
asthma, study of cultural effects on medical decision making in, 55-62
demographic statistics on, in U.S., 56, 104-105
ethnic identity and treatment-seeking in, 108-109
family structure and, 112-113
language usage and fluency and, 109-110 medical belief systems and, 42
mental illness and, perception and treatment of, 106-107
nonadherence to treatment and, 57-58
racism and, 58
resistance to treatment and, 56
treatment-seeking behaviors and, 103-120
value systems of, 53, 54
worldview and, 109
AIDS,165
Algeria (See also Arab-Islamic societies), 344, 346,358,363
Al-Issa, Ihsan, xv, 4, 6, 343
al-Jawzia, I.Q., 356
Al-Subaie, Abdulla, xv, 4, 6, 343
altered states of consciousness, 26, 28
Indian and Ayruvedic medicine and, 306-307
Mexico's traditional spiritual healers and, 166
alternative medicine in U.S. (See Chinese
medicine, outcomes/efficacy research in;
complementary and alternative medicine)
alzhish (See also Navajo, healing dance ceremonial), 135, 140
American Psychiatric Association, 303
ancestors, illnesses caused by, 43, 46, 315-317,325,327
Anglo-European medicine, 16, 30
Angola (See also war-affected children in
Angola/elsewhere), 7, 8, 321
ancestor worship and, 325, 327
community, family, spirituality and, 324-325
cultural beliefs and rituals in, 324
funeral rites in Angola, 325
healers in, 327
illness/health defined and, 325-327

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