Does anyone have any info on the the folk medicine topics of “Talking Out the Fire” or Fire doctors?

Does anyone have any info on the the folk medicine topics of “Talking Out the Fire” or Fire doctors?

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.

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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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