In every village there are some adults, both men and women, who have learned one or more curing rites that have been passed down ... There are five types of ceremonies in which a a#39;bridgea#39; is made either along a trail or over a small stream and an animal is sacrificed. ... In various curing ceremonies Hmong tie hemp or cotton string on the wrists of the patient. If the patient does not improve, another ceremony is held and a metal neck ring, bracelet, or anklet is used instead of string.
|Title||:||Peoples of the Golden Triangle|
|Author||:||Paul White Lewis, Elaine Lewis|