Every culture is unique and has different healing practices which are specific to their region and areas. So, there are some healing practices in different cultures.
Native Hawaiians have practiced a sophisticated form of healing for thousands of years. It combines healing herbs with fasting, seawater cleanses, steam baths, massage, and prayer, much of which has filtered into holistic therapies across the world.
Lomi Lomi massage in HAWAIIAN language means to, “to knead, rub, soothe or to work in and out as per the paws of a contented cat’ and is used by traditional healers to help to balance spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbeing.
Practiced across the Middle East and southern Asia, this healing system developed across Arabia and Persia thousands of years ago and is still practiced widely in countries including Bangladesh, India, Iran, and Pakistan. It is based on the theory that the body has four natural ‘humors’ – blood, bile, black bile, and phlegm – that need to be balanced through lifestyle changes, natural medicine, and holistic therapies.
These holistic therapies with spiritual wisdom and the use of indigenous herbs and spices to address physical and mental illness are practiced in China, Japan, India, and Indonesia. In Balinese culture, there are two worlds – the conscious reality called ‘sekala’ and the psychic world called ‘niskala’ – and both need to be addressed when healing illness. Traditional Healers or Shamans are being called to heal the illness.
Jamu’s history has been traced back to the Indonesian island of Java. This anti-inflammatory herbal medicine is Influenced by Ayurveda, made from roots, bark, flowers, seeds, leaves, and honey, along with ginger and turmeric for their antioxidant benefits.