I chose to reflect on this film, because I found it personally inspiring. This film was all about a little boy named Rowan who had autism. He suffered not only from the regular symptoms of autism but also from other more rare, severe symptoms. Some being excessive tantrums sometimes lasting up to three hours at a time, and social isolation with not being able to facilitate any normal interaction with child his own age. His parents had tried many different methods of trying to cope with these issues, and the only thing that was able to bring Rowan to a relaxed state seemed to be his Horse Betsy. His father explained their interaction to be something he has never seen before. The horse immediately took to Rowan and allowed him to carry out actions that would normal not be tolerated. However Rowans actions outside of being with Betsy were almost unbearable for his parents. So with his fathers suggestion, both parent went to Mongolia to seek a more uncommon spiritual treatment, performed by Shamans.
Shamans are the healers in Mongolia, they are the go to doctors in Mongolia, and many seek no other form of medical attention. They are highly respected individuals. Shamans heal their patience through a series of rituals that include drinking certain substances, chants, and rituals. They interact with their patients in a multitude of ways, sometimes through touch, or by speaking to them, or by also in some cases whipping them, they are always in contact with the spirit of their patient and propose remedies that will heal ones spirit which in return heals the patience illness. For example, in Rowans case the Shamans indicated that Rowans Grandmothers spirit seemed to be attached to him in a negative manner, provoking his irate behaviors. Rowans grandmother had a form of manic depressive mental illness herself, which is why her spirit could be impacting Rowans.
I think that the sector these particular Shamans work under would defiantly have to be the Folk sector because they do work in a wide non-industrialized sector and only use spiritual treatments that mainly form through deep cultural beliefs. Their beliefs are based on cultural, and tradition. instead of the more medical approach, that includes medicines and testing. The Shamans carry out their treatment and understand the body through trying to understand the spiritual state of their patient. They do not focus on simply treating the body, but instead the spiritual health of the patient. Therefore physical symptoms are often treated spiritually.