Traditional Bone-Settler, ‘Wartten Gor’ of Budgam

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Text By: Sajad Rasool

Traditional bone setting is quite popular in India. Traditional bone setters (TBS) are one of the largest specialist groups practicing traditional medicine in Kashmir. These are the indigenous specialists who have never been to any medical college but are able to treat many orthopedic problems effectively. Many people in Kashmir still find ‘Wartten Gor’ an inexpensive and effective alternative to heal broken bones.These professionals are called as ‘Waatan Gaer’ in local parlance and these healers have inherited such method of treatment from their forefathers. The technique neither uses X-Rays nor painkillers.

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