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Traditional Medicine Practitioners MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Traditional Medicine Practitioners
Tree Number(s)
M01.526.485.882
N02.360.858
Unique ID
D000095083
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000095083
Scope Note
Health personnel using systems of medicine based on cultural beliefs and practices handed down from generation to generation, including mystical and magical rituals (SPIRITUAL THERAPIES); TRADITIONAL MEDICINE; PHYTOTHERAPY; HERBAL MEDICINE; and other treatments which may not be explained by modern medicine.
Entry Term(s)
African Witch Doctor
Alternative Medicine Practitioners
CAM Practitioners
Complementary Health Practitioners
Complementary Medicine Practitioners
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioners
Ethnobotanists
Herbalists
Indigenous Medicine Practitioners
Medicine Men
Phytotherapists
Shaman
Shamans
Traditional Healers
Traditional Health Practitioners
Witch Doctor, African
Previous Indexing
Medicine, Traditional (1971-2022)
See Also
Medicine, African Traditional
Medicine, Traditional
Shamanism
Public MeSH Note
2023
History Note
2023
Date Established
2023/01/01
Date of Entry
2022/07/13
Revision Date
2022/07/12
Traditional Medicine Practitioners Preferred
African Witch Doctor Related
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioners Related
Ethnobotanists Narrower
Complementary Health Practitioners Narrower
Shamans Narrower
Phytotherapists Narrower
Indigenous Medicine Practitioners Narrower
Alternative Medicine Practitioners Narrower
Complementary Medicine Practitioners Narrower
Medicine Men Narrower
Herbalists Related
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