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Holist Nurs Pract. 2001 Jan;15(2):70-8.

Healing practices of the people of Belize.

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania, USA.


Few countries in the world offer health care enthusiasts the chance to explore holistic models more than the tiny country of Belize in Central America. Situated in the lush rain forests of the tropics, Belize provides the context for practitioners who are trying to blend treatment modalities as old as the Mayan Empire with the unrelenting influx of intensive care technologies from the West. Herein are the stories of a cadre of healers in Belize who model an integration of the traditional and the professional and how they have accomplished it.

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