Wiwang Wacipi | definition of Wiwang Wacipi by Medical dictionary
Wiwang Wacipi (wē·wängˑ wä·chēˑ·pē),
n an Indian healing tradition, which translates to “dancing in balance in the circle of life,” and includes 4 days of fasting and offering one's blood through piercing as a way of sacrifice. Also called
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These traditional methods include the inipi, or purification ceremony (popularly called the "sweat lodge") (Hall, 1986), the hanbleceya, or pipe fast (often called the "vision quest"), and the wiwang wacipi
, or Sun Dance.