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CARVAJAL CONTRERAS, Miguel Ángel. Beliefs and health pursuit in the present Spanish society. Index Enferm [online]. 2021, vol.30, n.3, pp.224-228.  Epub June 06, 2022. ISSN 1699-5988.

This article tries to deal with the relationship between the religious and spiritual beliefs and the health pursuit that exist in the Spanish society lately. We can observe how institutional medical practices coexist with quackery and other manifestations of popular medicine which are related to traditional religiosity and whith other ways of searching for health through spirituality New Age which has, mainly, an eastern inspiration. In the present Spanish society coexist different ways of approaching health through multiple cultural practices, that is why official medicine and nursery share patients with traditional and new ways of believing that try to reach healing.

Keywords : Folk medicine; Quackery; Beliefs; Culture; Health.

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