his toiling and living, man has ever taken advantage of all things
available in his environment, subsequently transmitting his
experiences to his descendants. Popular culture, which is outcome of
multi-millenary flow of such experiences, embodies all those things,
that have been achieved in the arena of existence along the contacts
of man with his surrounding.
the fabrics of popular culture, medical science, for reason of need,
has always occupied an important estimable position.
mental disorders by means of specific rituals, musical performances,
behaviors and customs in based on a precise knowledge of man's psyche
and factors affecting it was in order.
"Por Khan", "Baba & Mama Zar" on Southern shores (Gulf), tattooing in order to heal
articular pains, which undoubtedly shares common origins with
acupuncture and utilization of medicinal herbal concoctions, are but
example of a science rooted in popular culture.
some areas of Iran, including Kurdistan and Azerbaijan, long before,
introduction of vaccination the people knew how to prevent small-pox
epidemics by traditional means.
today people knew merits of mineral warm springs and indeed utilized
those in medical treatment.
bone-binders adroitly reassemble pieces of broken jug inside a closed
bag, considering this feat a more manipulator practice.
sick children, healing wounds, blood-letting, cupping and the like
constitute a trade, which beyond its practical uses, acquires rational
expressivities, illustrating well-known saying:
the scorpion bitten with the dead scorpion."