One conditions have a root in the spiritual world,

One of the most important
similarities of the three cultures previously mentioned is that the healing is
done in a ceremony. In the Western Culture, we are used to go to the doctor
when we are feel sick or need some help concerning our help, but this is not
the case in the indigenous realm. The healing is always done in a ritual with
very defined characteristics. We find a facilitator that could have a different
name depending on the culture we are studying. Medicine man in Africa or the
Native American tradition, or Shamans in South America. There are the ones that
make the connection from the tangible world and the spirit world. These
connections are made through the instruments or the voice. Another important similarity
is that all these cultures treat the underlying symptoms of the illness and not
just the problem itself. They have a holistic approach and treat the individual
as one and not like the illness it is something separated. Also, not only
medical issues are treated because they believe that medical conditions have a
root in the spiritual world, that the person experiencing problems could be
under some witchcraft problem. I also found that the three cultures share a strong
sense of rhythm. All the songs have a strong accented rhythm and it is usually marked
the drums, rattle, or both.  In the
African tradition the rhythm utilized it is called Zebola and played with drums
called Nsengas. In the South American tradition, the rhythm used it’s called
Wayno and it is a popular dance from the Andes, the shamans use the rattle to
create this rhythm. In the Native American tradition, they believe that the
rhythm comes from nature, more specifically from the ocean. Dance is common in these
ceremonies, in Africa the sick people dance to the drums, and when the drummer offers
their energy while playing, the sick people match their energy and that is when
the healing start to happen as they recover their own energy by moving their
body.  In South America the most common
dance it is the Wayno and that is the rhythm played in the ceremonies. In the
Navajo ceremonies, more specifically in the Nightway ritual, dance it is a very
important part of the ceremony because that is the way they represent the gods
and make them present at the ritual.