Although traditional bonesetters
can usually diagnose using experience and touch alone, an exception is sometimes made for x-ray machines.
Because of widespread prevalence of bonesetters
in developing countries (in India it is estimated that there are 70 000 traditional healers and bonesetters
who treat 60% of all trauma patients), a national initiative is required to include them in the mainstream health care systems of developing countries.
I descend from several generations of traditional healers (Indigenous doctors, bonesetters
, herbalists and midwives.
They are bringing the traditional healers--midwives, bonesetters
, massage therapists--into clinics that also have mainstream hospital facilities.
The local clinics continue to use bonesetters
, herbalists, spiritual healers, etc.