To seek cultural construction of health-illness concepts in herbs Traditional Chinese Medicine
(TCM) conducted by healer (sinse) in Surabaya.
Through ethnographic methods approach using the ethnographic method of domain analysis strategy,
taxonomies, components, and analysis of the theme from Spradley (1970). There are 5 respondens from the 27
active participants who registered in the Surabaya City Health Department who met the inclusion criteria and
were willing to engage in depth interviews, discussion, observation and using of documents in the data mining
process, and analyze them with the ethnographic method.
Cultural construction of herb TCM that has been formulated through the study explained that the
construction of cultural herbs medicine is built through four diagnostic methods of TCM.
The new invention in this research show that herb treatment pattern of healer is different from
China, especially in dispensing. We also found that the numbers of Chinese herb drug store decrease as well as a
number of healer are retired or pass away.
- culture construction, healer(sinse), herb, traditional chinese medicine
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