Even close knit societies in East Asia have been influenced by the Western culture. Michael B. Chinese physicians, Siberian shamans, African witch doctors, Amerindian medicine men — every empire, kingdom and tribe had its own traditions and experts, each espousing different views about the human body and the nature of sickness, and each offering their own cornucopia of rituals, concoctions and cures.
Bakan states in his book that the term music is inescapably tied to Western culture and its assumptions. In India, Ayurvedic experts would offer their own theories concerning the balance between the three bodily elements known as doshas, and recommend a treatment of herbs, massages and yoga postures.
The people of ancient Greece developed a sophisticated language with an extraordinarily rich vocabulary. Since the advent of modernisation and the rise of globalisation around the world, issues regarding the cultural homogenisation of the world have arisen.
There are still some minor cultural differences, but Canadian, Japanese, Iranian and Israeli physicians hold much the same views about the human body and human diseases.
Chimpanzees live in mixed groups of males and females. It can be seen that overall there are major differences between Eastern and WEIRD western, educated, industrial, rich, and democratic cultures in the values associated with conformity.