Traditional Healthcare Practice

Health care is essential for human survival and is concerned with the betterment of society. The socio-cultural dimensions integral to the health care of a community, effects of environment in which they live, behavioural pattern and lifestyle, traditional system prevalent among them, and the impinging factors of that system, compulsions in accepting modern health care, etc., are the main components of the health care system of an ethnic group. Each ethnic or tribal community has its own ideas and opinions about health and has got multifarious ways to overcome from the health-related problems. The overall health status of the tribal community is the outcome of the several interacting factors. The health of the tribal people has been invariably connected with sociocultural and magical-religious practices since ancient times. They have developed indigenous way of healing practices to protect their health against various kinds of diseases.