In many places, Western biomedicine coexists with traditional, local ways of healing/curing. This is called medical pluralism.
Research and discuss a place (either an entire country or smaller region is fine) where this is the case.
Some issues to consider when writing your essay include:
-What aspects of Western biomedicine are used?
-What aspects of traditional healing are used?
-When do people turn to Western biomedical practitioners and when to the local healers?
-Why do people use both systems rather than just one?
-Do the two systems support one another or contradict one another? Are the practitioners of each friendly or hostile to the other’s work?
-Do the two systems offer similar or different explanations for disease/illness?
If the material you find does not cover all of these questions, that’s okay–and if it covers other things that are interesting or important, that’s also great! Cite all sources using a professional citation method.
Your paper should be around 3 pages, double spaced.