The Significance of Tu Gelu Traditional Medical Treatment: Sociological Case of the Lio People at Ngalukoja Village, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences

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Title The Significance of Tu Gelu Traditional Medical Treatment: Sociological Case of the Lio People at Ngalukoja Village, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
 
Creator Wula, Zainur
Mboka, Idris
 
Subject Tu Gelu
Traditional medical treatment
East Nusa Tenggara
Semiotics
Symbolic interactionism
 
Description This study aims to describe the meaning of
tu gelu
in the traditional medical treatment of Lio people in Ngalukoja Village, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia.
Tu gelu
is a traditional healing method carried out by the Lio people by exchanging items that symbolize cattle such as bulls or pigs, to heal a person who is sick from supernatural disturbances or from fever. This method is mediated by a shaman, who carries out several stages in the healing process. It includes
paga
(where the shaman measures his chest to his right hand using the span of his left hand) to know the cause of the sickness. This is a descriptive qualitative research with the phenomenological paradigm. It uses the snowball technique to acquire information from informants. It uses symbolic interactionism and semiotics to analyze the research objects. The results show that from the symbolic interactionism analysis, material symbols are exchanged with the patient’s health. The semiotic theory shows that the figures serve as icons; kitchen ash, chicken feather, and spells serve as indexes; finally, the items prepared as the offerings to the genie serve as symbols. The Ngalukoja villagers of East Nusa Tenggara believe that using the tu gelu healing method that contains various signs, the patient will fully revive from the illness.
 
Publisher Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
 
Date 2021-09-26
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/6852
10.3889/oamjms.2021.6852
 
Source Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences; Vol. 9 No. F (2021): F - Review Articles; 418-422
1857-9655
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/6852/6177
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Zainur Wula, Idris Mboka (Author)
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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