VIDEO: Watch this 11-year-old healer use vapor to treat ailments.
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The Ashaninka people of Peru use vapor from boiled herbs in their healing rituals. This ceremony is performed by Mircyla Prado Pintallo; at 11 years old she’s learning the art of the vaporadora. Once the patient inhales the vapor, Mircyla will read the leaves to determine whether the healing has succeeded and possibly prescribe other herbs to help the patient regain good health.
To read more about faith, healing and the science of the placebo effect, read Unlocking the Healing Power of You from the December 2016 issue of National Geographic Magazine.
Video By Erika Larsen and Paulo Puerta
With Vapor, This 11-Year-Old Treats Illnesses | National Geographic