Instructor: Dr. Eliseo “Cheo” Torres, from the University
of New Mexico
Description: This course will provide information on the
history, traditions, rituals, herbs, and remedies of Curanderismo, a folk
healing tradition of the Southwestern United States, Latin America and Mexico.
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
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
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