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Ngangkari healers: 60,000 years of traditional Aboriginal methods make headway in medical clinics

Indigenous health Public hospitals Cultural awareness Well-being Anangu South Australia
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Ngangkari healers were considered the treasure of Aboriginal communities, and now their 60,000-year-old tradition has made its way to South Australia's Royal Adelaide Hospital and rural clinics.

Eighteen registered Ngangkari healers set up the Anangu Ngangkari Tiutaky Aboriginal Corporation (ANTAC).

More recently they have been working in regional clinics across country SA and the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

ANTAC's objective is to provide a platform for Aboriginal healers to be recognised in the mainstream healthcare system as a form of complementary alternative medicine.

 

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Publication Year:
2018