Question by siete_diablos: Does anyone have any info on the the folk medicine topics of “Talking Out the Fire” or Fire doctors?
When I was a youngster I burned my arm badly when I spilled a pan of boiling water on my arm. My Grandpa took to a man that lived back this small hollow that was known as a fire or burn doctor. He took my my arm and recited some verse (could have been from the Bible, but I was very and don’t remember all the details). After rubbbing his hands lightly over the burn the pain ceased and the blisters seemed to disappear before my eyes. I later asked my Grandpa if this guy was a witch or something and he just laughed and said some day he would explain it all to me. My Grandpa passed before I got my answers, as has the the old man at the head of the hollow. I have found that few people have heard of this type of “folk medicine” and would like to learn more.
Answer by Ohio Healer
I found quite a few sites doing a google search of “talking out the fire folk medicine”; however, they all required subscriptions! Most of them were journals. Perhaps your library would have access to them either in print or on line. I hope you continue to research this, it sounds like a lovely tradition to pass on to your children.
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