The Challenges of Tiv Traditional Healing in the Era of Globalization.

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Abstract 

Traditional medicine and healing is a cultural heritage that forms part and parcel of a people’s intrinsic reality. It is the basis for all medicines, developed by different cultures of the world. Among traditional societies, this form of healing still remains the main source of treatment for various kinds of ailments. The advent of Western civilizations and the concomitant age of globalizations brought numerous challenges on this form of health care delivery. Some of these challenges were initiated by the Christian Missionaries and Colonial masters whose mission and ambition was to dislodge the people’s cultural belief and their traditional way of life for the Western culture. The resultant effect of this ambition was criticisms and prejudice on the part of the foreigners, and conservatism and total refusal to conform to the wind of change by the traditional medicine men. This research work hinges on the challenges of Tiv traditional healing in the era of globalizations. Attempts were made to reexamine the efficacy of traditional medicine, effects of modernization, industrialization, urbanization and globalization on traditional medicine and healing. It had been established that despite the challenges, growing influence of modern science and technological advancement, Tiv traditional medicine and healing still maintains its patronage from members of the society. The achievement in handling some life saving situations in the past to the present times indicates its efficacy. In recognition of its contributions to health care delivery, the World Health Organization and other well meaning organizations and concerned individuals are advocating for its integration into the global health system.



Table of contents

 CHAPTER ONE

 INTRODUCTION

1.1. Background to the study 1

1.2 Statement of problem. 2

1.3 Aim of the study. 4

1.4 Significance of the study. 5

1.5 Scope and Delimitation of the study. 6

1.6 Methodology. 6

1.7 Definition of terms. 8

CHAPTER TWO

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.1 The concept of health and healing. 10

2.2 The concept of sickness and healing. 17

2.3 Models of healing sickness and diseases. 21

2.4 Traditional versus scientific methods of healing. 33

2.5 Effects of globalization on Traditional healing. 42

CHAPTER THREE

TIV TRADITIONAL HEALING

3.1 Tiv origin and migration. 48

3.2 Tiv traditional medicine and healing. 51

3.3 Models in Tiv traditional healing. 56

3.4 The role of Tiv traditional healers in the society. 64

3.5 The efficacy of traditional medicine and healing in the society. 68

CHAPTER FOUR

MODELS AND PROCEDURES FOR TRADITIONAL HEALING

4.1 African concept of sickness and healing 71

4.2 Diagnostic procedure of traditional healers 73

4.3 Therapeutic Application of traditional healers 78

CHAPTER FIVE

THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBALIZATION TO TRADITIONAL HEALING IN TIVLAND.

5.0 Introduction 85

5.1 The effects of globalization on global health system. 86

5.2 The challenges of Western civilization and globalization on Traditional healing. 89

5.3 Tiv traditional healing and global health care delivery. 97

5.4 The prospect of Tiv traditional healing. 100

CHAPTER SIX

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS.

6.0 Introduction. 104

6.1 Summary 105

6.3 Contribution to knowledge 108

6.4 Recommendations 110

6.5 Conclusion 113

BIBLIOGRAPHY 115 

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Consults, E. & I, C (2023). The Challenges of Tiv Traditional Healing in the Era of Globalization.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-challenges-of-tiv-traditional-healing-in-the-era-of-globalization

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Consults, Education, and CHIICHI I "The Challenges of Tiv Traditional Healing in the Era of Globalization." Afribary. Afribary, 11 Jan. 2023, https://afribary.com/works/the-challenges-of-tiv-traditional-healing-in-the-era-of-globalization. Accessed 01 Feb. 2023.

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Consults, Education, and CHIICHI I . "The Challenges of Tiv Traditional Healing in the Era of Globalization.". Afribary, Afribary, 11 Jan. 2023. Web. 01 Feb. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/the-challenges-of-tiv-traditional-healing-in-the-era-of-globalization >.

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Consults, Education and I, CHIICHI . "The Challenges of Tiv Traditional Healing in the Era of Globalization." Afribary (2023). Accessed February 01, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/the-challenges-of-tiv-traditional-healing-in-the-era-of-globalization