Traditional Hmong Healers Learning to Partner With Valley Doctors

Friday, May 25, 2012

A Hmong shaman blesses a young pregnant woman in rural Merced. Thousands of Hmong refugees settled in the Central Valley in the 1970s and like most immigrants, they brought their own traditions with them. Back home, the Hmong were more likely to see a shaman than a doctor when they got sick and that has presented something of a challenge for health care professionals here in California. A hospital in Merced is addressing that with a program called "Partners in Healing." Reporter: Shuka Kalantari Source

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