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Why is traditional bone healer popular in Indonesia?

Indonesia is a country with rich cultural diversity and a long history of traditional medicine. One of the most well-known and widely used forms of traditional medicine in Indonesia is the bone healer or setter, or tulang penawar or sangkal putung in Indonesian. This is a practice of using various herbs, animal parts, and minerals to treat bone fractures, dislocations, sprains, and other musculoskeletal problems.

The bone healer is popular in Indonesia for several reasons. First, it is based on local knowledge and beliefs that have been passed down for generations. Many Indonesians trust the bone healer more than modern medicine because they believe it is more natural, effective, and holistic. The bone healer also incorporates spiritual elements, such as prayers and rituals, that are important for some Indonesians.

Second, the bone healer is accessible and affordable for many Indonesians, especially those who live in rural areas or have low income. The bone healer can be found in almost every village or town, and the ingredients used are usually cheap and easy to obtain. The bone healer also does not require sophisticated equipment or facilities, unlike modern medicine.

Third, the bone healer is influenced by the diversity of cultures and ethnic groups in Indonesia. Each region has its own variation of the bone healer, using different ingredients and methods. For example, some bone healers use honey, ginger, garlic, turmeric, or coconut oil to make a paste that is applied to the affected area. Others use animal parts, such as snake skin, deer antlers, or crocodile teeth, to make a powder that is mixed with water and drunk. Some even use metals, such as gold or silver, to make a necklace or bracelet that is worn by the patient.

The bone healer is a fascinating example of how traditional medicine can survive and thrive in a modern society. It reflects the cultural values and preferences of many Indonesians who seek natural and holistic ways of healing. It also shows the creativity and adaptability of traditional healers who use local resources and knowledge to treat various ailments.


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