Curanderismo Part 1: Traditional Healing of the Body

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Instructor:  Dr. Eliseo “Cheo” Torres, from the Universityof New Mexico


Description:  This course will provide information on the history, traditions, rituals, herbs, and remedies of Curanderismo, a folkhealing tradition of the Southwestern United States, Latin America and Mexico.

Optional texts: 

For further references on Curanderismo, students are encouraged to read the following books:

Week 1 - 3/30 – 4/5

Introduction to Curanderismo PowerPoint Presentation

Video discussion of Curanderismo in Mexico and the U.S.

Medicinal Plants of the Southwest - Plantas Medicinales del suroeste

Week 2 - 4/6 – 4/12

Tinctures and Microdosis - Tinturas y microdosis

Juice Therapy - Jugo Terapia

Week 3 - 4/13 – 4/19

Mayan Acupuncture (Acupuntura Maya)

Mayan Abdominal Massage (Masaje Maya Abdominal)

Week 4 - 4/20 – 4/26

Spinal Alignment

Body Adjustment

Week 5 - 4/27 – 5/3

Shawl Alignment – Manteadas

Healing Through Water (Hidroterapia)

Week 6 - 5/4 – 5/10

Geotherapy – Using the earth for healing

Firecupping – Ventosas 

Last day of course: May 10th, 2015





  • Eliseo (Cheo) Torres


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