These modern-day medicine men are using mystical powers to defy western treatments

September 13, 2018 at 10:00 am | Culture

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

September 13, 2018 at 10:00 am | Culture

Traditional healer from Benin, West Africa called Mister Tchol...Flickr

Medicine men and women in Africa make several claims of having superpowers and healing many health ailments.

From impotency, gaining success and luck to more complex issues such as cancer, challenges with pregnancy and spiritual conundrums, medicine men or women, traditional priests, shamans, healers, malams or whatever title used in the given scenario offer a wide range of options to quell whatever ails.

It is especially important to consider this notion in the motherland because some choose to use traditional avenues of medicine when western health measures are too expensive, unavailable or unreliable.

Many African men and women all around the globe are considering the use of traditional medicine or voodoo as they may believe that organized religions, such as Christianity and Islam are more problematic and dogmatic rather than helpful.

Browse through the list to learn about some modern-day medicine men who claim to have mystical powers and are wowing the world:

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