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Medicine In The Pre And Post Colonial Igbo Tribe

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on 19 December 2014

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Transcript of Medicine In The Pre And Post Colonial Igbo Tribe

Thank You!
Who Practices Medicine In the Igbo Tribe?
Igbo medical practicioners are called Dibia.
Dibia either use spiritual or herbal means to cure illnesses.
How Did Colonialism Change Igbo Medicine?
Colonialism did not change the medical traditions of the Igbo, but Christian missionaries use western medicine to help the Igbo.
Igbo Medical Treatments
The Igbo usually either used herbal medicine or Spiritual healing
For the spiritual approach, the dibia tried to connect to their gods to provide healing and to find out where the illness came from.
Works Cited
Iroegbu, Patrick E. "Igbo Medicine And Culture: The Concept Of Dibia And Dibia Representations In Igbo Society Of Nigeria." NigeriaVillageSquare.com. N.p., 14 Nov. 2011. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.
Iroegbu, Patrick E. "Igbo Medicine." Igbo Medicine. Umunumo.com, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.
Ikeda, Kristian, and Mark C. Dela Cruz. "Igbo Medicine." Prezi. N.p., 20 May 2014. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.
Ekechi, Felix K. The Medical Factor in Christian Conversion in Africa: Observations from Southeastern Nigeria. Sagepub.com. N.p., July 1993. Web. 17 Dec. 2014.
Medicine In The Pre And Post Colonial Ibo Tribe
Works Cited

Iroegbu, Patrick E. "Igbo Medicine And Culture: The Concept Of Dibia And Dibia Representations In Igbo Society Of Nigeria." NigeriaVillageSquare.com. N.p., 14 Nov. 2011. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.



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