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The Hmong: Mistrust Western Medicine And Practices

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The Hmong have been known to mistrust Western medicine and practices, instead preferring their own healers who would respect their wishes and followed very strict rules of conduct while also being very attentive, staying by their side for hours while Western doctors will only see patients for a few minutes and ask a lot of private questions. Also, the Hmong view epilepsy, also know as qaug dab peg, as a religious and holy experience, yet the Dr. murphy who diagnosed Lao Lee with epilepsy officially only sees it as a medical problem that can be suppressed with medication. So Lao Lee’s parent struggle with respecting that doctors regimen of medication to help her condition, because Lao Lee could be seen as a very respected spiritual leader in
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