Amazonian healing of brazil
A woman who was doing missionary work in the amazon in brazil related an interesting story. In this region if somebody was sick, the shaman would ask for the strongest young men to volunteer. The shaman would perform sweeping on the whole body of the patient and throw something to the strong young man. After that the young man were instructed to dip into the river.
For a person with Pranic Healing background, it is rather amazing that general sweeping is also practiced in the amazon. And that the young men were used as a substitute for a bowl of water and salt.
- The Origin of Modern Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga by Master Choa Kok Sui