Editorial – Traditional Medicine
Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology
Academic Director Indigenous Studies
There is no uniform approach or generic label assigned to traditional medicine; rather, it is an acknowledgment of the geographic and cultural diversity within Indigenous knowledge. The papers in this journal offer a broad examination of traditional medicine, each sharing a unique Indigenous knowledge approach to understanding what traditional medicine is and its application in contemporary settings. The scope of the articles identified holism and interconnectivity as the core foundation of traditional medicine. In the spirit of diversity, each author frames traditional medicine differently and acknowledges the value of these practices.