Tag Archives: healing


Folk Medicine- Mud for Ant Bites

Context: My informant spent most of her childhood playing outside at her grandmother’s house in the early 2000s. She tells me she remembers there being a lot of ant piles at the house, and it wasn’t unusual for her or another kid to stand in one without realizing. Whenever someone got an ant bite, her… Continue Reading »

Egg Healing

Context: MV is a 2nd generation Mexican-American from New Mexico. Half of her family is of Japanese-Mexican descent and much of her extended family lives in Mexico. I received this item from her in a video conference call from our respective homes. She knows about this practice from her nana (grandmother) but she has never… Continue Reading »

The Healing Touch

Context: The informant and I were talking about an injury he had since high school and shares with me a particular healing practice he received during his time recovering. In the transcript of our conversation, he is identified as S (storyteller) and I am identified as C (collector).   S: As a Christian family, my… Continue Reading »