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Using local resources: barefoot doctors and bone manipulation in rural Langzhong, Sichuan Province, PRC

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This article offers an account of two local options for healing available in contemporary rural Sichuan. Since the recent economic reforms, available healthcare options have multiplied due to social, economic and cultural changes. Yet, rising costs have entailed a narrowing of resources accessible to rural peasantry. In this context, research on the use of local alternatives becomes paramount. The barefoot doctor and bone manipulator discussed below offer accessibly healthcare without cons...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1163/157342105777996656

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Publisher:
Brill Publisher's website
Journal:
Asian Medicine Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
2
Pages:
470-489
Publication date:
2005
DOI:
EISSN:
1573-4218
ISSN:
1573-420X
URN:
uuid:a3df174c-a653-4a4d-8cc6-aac7c1b2cb60
Local pid:
ora:5473
Language:
English
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