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Medical Application of Multi-Species Ethnography-- An Example of Empirical Evidence on the Effectiveness of Equine Therapy for Depression

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DOI: 10.23977/medsc.2022.030716 | Downloads: 12 | Views: 500


Peien Wang 1,2, Qitong Zhang 3


1 College of History and Culture, Minzu University of China, Urumqi, Xinjiang, 100081, China
2 Institute of Casting Chinese National Community, Dalian Minzu University, Dalian, Liaoning, China
3 College of Physical Education, Xinjiang Normal University, Urumqi, Xinjiang, 830000, China

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Qitong Zhang


The reality of effective but scientifically ineffective equine treatment of depression is a concrete reality since biomedicine, which upholds scientific thinking in the medical field, is stuck in a dilemma for the treatment of psychiatric diseases. The emergence of multispecies ethnography brings a new way of thinking that originates from cultural thinking to help the medical field out of the dilemma. Using literature and textual analysis, this paper investigates the possibility of applying multispecies ethnography to the medical field by using multispecies ethnography to further demonstrate the effectiveness of equine therapy for depression. The study has shown that multispecies ethnography can be well applied to the field of medicine, introducing a multispecies way of thinking to the medical field. It also provides cultural evidence for the treatment of diseases and calls for the return of a primitive "integrated view of life" in the medical field, breaking the boundaries of thinking about life through scientific thinking. 


Multispecies Ethnography, Cultural Thinking, Equine Therapy, Depression


Peien Wang, Qitong Zhang, Medical Application of Multi-Species Ethnography-- An Example of Empirical Evidence on the Effectiveness of Equine Therapy for Depression. MEDS Clinical Medicine (2022) Vol. 3: 89-99. DOI:


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