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heal·er

(hē'lĕr),
1. A physician; one who heals or cures.
2. One who claims to cure by prayer, mysticism, new thought, or other form of suggestion.

healer

(hē′lər)
n.
One that heals or attempts to heal, especially a faith healer.

healer

Alternative medicine
A person (e.g., a faith healer) who alleges to manipulate a person’s internal forces to effect therapy.

Ethnomedicine
A healer (curandero) is one who uses various plants, concoctions (potingues), rites and rituals to treat various diseases or to rid the sufferer of various culture-bound syndromes.
 
Mainstream medicine
See Physician.

healer

Mainstream medicine A romantic synonym for physician. See Traditional healing.
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Fully accomplishing what it sets out to do, the book offers evidence that traditional medicine really works, and aspiring healers can reference text, pictures, and maps to identify and locate them.
When he learned he was ill, he ignored the urgent pleadings of his physician for the advice of a natural healer, and engaged in some sort of cleansing, leaving his medical team completely out of the loop.
The second healer ** acquired knowledge of treating infertility from her mother and her own personal experience.
Switzerland may be home to some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, but it is also proving fertile ground for traditional medicine healers like Vipret, who have been seeing booming business in recent years.
Centre, David Healer, who said he feared that he would be killed in the incident at the police station.
If you consult a healer, ask about any fees to be charged right at the beginning, get details in writing and pull out if they seem too high.
The Government Gazette3 that proposes a regulatory council for traditional healers is an example of the outcome of rhetorical debate by parliament.
A discussion of wounded healer narratives should begin with a close reading of the foundational, ancient story of this archetype according to Jung, that of Chiron.
Many people are going to a spiritual healer before coming to us.
Furthermore, many people might find that they do not need to visit an emergency room if the healer can help them.
as intertexts in Brian Friel's Faith Healer shall be the driving argument of this article.
Healer" is a tale of Arthurian Scotland and Brenna of Gowrys, a woman who seems destined to be the queen of her people, but wanting none of it, preferring her skills as a healer.