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Curanderismo:Traditional Medicine without Borders

Course number : 04351   ID : 87124    Section number : SUA-PE
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This two-week course will provide information on the history of Curanderismo (the art of Mexican traditional Healing) in the Southwest, Mexico and other countries. The student will explore 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 (moxa); Medicine of the drum; fire cupping (ventosas); Juice therapy (jugo terapia); death and healing (Día de los Muertos); intestinal blockage (empacho); laugh therapy (risa terapia); shawl alignments (manteadas) and an Herbal walk with well-known herbalists. The students will also participate in a traditional health fair. This course will use instructors who are researchers in the field, healers, and health practitioners from UNM, Mexico, Southwest, Albuquerque and other countries.
NOTE: A materials fee of $50 will be collected at the time of registration. For more information, please visit CEUs are available for an additional fee.

Required books:

·         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

There are optional afternoon and evening classes and activities (sweat lodge, temazcal) with a small fee to the instructor/sponsor.

Please review the syllabus given before the class for specific information.


Class Details

11 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

UNM Main Campus

Dr. Eliseo Torres 



Registration Closes On
Monday, July 8, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/8/2019 - 7/19/2019 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 8:00 AM - 12:40 PM Albuquerque, UNM Main Campus  Map, Room: Anthropology 163 Dr. Eliseo Torres