kerokan

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kerokan ‎(uncountable)

  1. A sometimes injurious traditional Indonesian folk cure wherein a coin or ladle is drawn across the back in order to draw wind or bad spirits from the body.
    • 2007 December 3, Paul Vitello, “From Stand in Long Island Slavery Case, a Snapshot of a Hidden U.S. Problem”, in New York Times[1]:
      Whatever injuries the women may have suffered, the lawyers said, were self-inflicted in the practice of a traditional Indonesian folk cure known as kerokan.