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4 Things Native American Doctors Already Knew

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by Elana Glowatz

When people think of medicine men or spiritual healers, they may not take those traditional practices seriously. Common themes like astrology and superstition seem at odds with the scientifically driven doctors who dominate our modern hospitals and medical offices. But Native American societies like the Maya and the Navajo have certain traditions and practices that could improve modern medical care. Here are four traditional practices that have been shown to work.

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