publication . Article . 2018

An Ethnomedical Perspective of Arabic Traditional Cauterization; Al-Kaiy

Aboushanab, Tamer; AlSanad, Saud;
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  • Published: 31 Aug 2018 Journal: Advanced Journal of Social Science, volume 4, pages 18-23 (eissn: 2581-3358, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AIJR Publisher
Abstract
<jats:p>Cauterization (al-kaiy in Arabic) includes using a heated metal instrument (nail or metal rod) for skin application. This article describes the Arabic traditional cauterization from an ethnomedical view. The aims of this article are to document Arabic traditional cauterization practice, to address the beliefs and pattern of use about cauterization in various Arabic countries, and to identify adverse events and raise the safety concerns about this practice. The definition, history, historical indications, related knowledge, beliefs, the available information about the pattern of use in various Arabic countries and safety concerns are discussed. A new clas...
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free text keywords: Health care, business.industry, business, Field research, Cauterization, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Arabic, language.human_language, language, Documentation, Public awareness, Ethnomedicine, Medical education, Adverse events, al-kaiy, traditional
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