This two-week course will provide information on the history of Curanderismo (the art of Mexican Folk Healing) in the Southwest and Mexico. Exploring an integrative approach to medicine and featuring demonstrations that incorporate Curanderismo with various traditional and holistic health techniques, such as: the creation of a sacred space; herbs and rituals; ceremonial use of the sweat lodge (temazcal); energetic cleansings (limpias); herbal smoke; medicine of the drum; Mayan abdominal massage; fire cupping (ventosas); juice therapy (jugo terapia); death and healing; intestinal blockage (empacho); laugh therapy (risa terapia); shawl alignments (manteadas); and Mayan acupuncture. This course will use instructors who are researchers in the field, healers, and health practitioners, from UNM, Mexico, the Southwest, and the Albuquerque community.
A materials fee of $50 will be collected at the time of registration. For more information, please visit http://curanderismo.unm.edu/. CEUs are available for an additional fee.
· Curanderismo The Art of Traditional Medicine without Borders by Eliseo “Cheo” Torres
· Curandero Traditional Healers of the Southwest and Mexico by Eliseo “Cheo” Torres with Imanol Miranda
· Curandero A Life in Mexican Folk Healing by Eliseo “Cheo” Torres
· Healing with Herbs and Rituals by Eliseo “Cheo” Torres, edited by Tim Sawyer
· Infusions of Healing by Joie Davidow