Global Medicine Review is a talk show program hosted by Dr. Kamau Kokayi and Faybiene Miranda dedicated to exploring topics of interest in medicine, health, culture and healing. The show airs on WBAI every Wednesday from noon - 1PM. You can download individual shows below or from iTunes. You can also subscribe to our iTunes feed and get the show automatically downloaded to iTunes or to your mp3 player.

Archive for April 1st, 2009

African Cultural Techniques and Healing the Diaspora

Dr Kokayi has the opportunity to speak with two practitioners of the Yoruba tradition, one a holistic health practitioner, Darmone Holland, and the other an Assistant Principal of a NYC school. Both are involved with Ijo Orisa Yoruba Church, a Yoruba organization offering services and counseling to the community at large.   Discussion revolves around cultural technologies designed to assist people with mental health issues and other everyday problems. The difference between Western medical approaches to mental health and African cultural approaches is highlighted. Mental health for African Americans is also explored in the context of Western mainstream society.