IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(1): 100-102 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.431

Healing Beliefs and Practices among Subanen and Mansaka

Anabelie V. Valdez and Sanaoray Canapi
Abstract—Healing beliefs and practices among Subanen and Mansaka in Lapuyan Zamboanga Del Sur and Compostela Valley province respectively was examined using qualitative and ethnographic techniques. The data gathered were analyzed using themes namely; factual, traditional and magical. Route and dosage of administration of herbal medicine, as well as the parts of the plant used were also identified. The emic – etic perspectives were used as basis for identifying the scientific basis of the plants used by the Subanen and Mansaka as their herbal remedies. The relative importance and healing practices among Subanen and Mansaka was reported to have some factual evidence.

Index Terms—Healing beliefs, emic–etic perspective.

Anabelie V. Valdez and Sanaoray Canapi are with the Mindanao State University, Marawi City, Philippines (e-mail: anabelievillavaldez@gmail.com).

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Cite: Anabelie V. Valdez and Sanaoray Canapi, " Healing Beliefs and Practices among Subanen and Mansaka," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 100-102, 2015.

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