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About the Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION As one of four courses on Curanderismo, the art of Hispanic/Latino traditional medicine, this course focuses specifically on the use of plants in traditional healing. As an educational and cultural platform, this course will share the history, influences, and contributions of traditional medicine. Trained traditional healers will share their knowledge of the healing properties of plants commonly found in the Southwestern United States and Mexico through practical applications that can still be used today. Learners will not become certified traditional healers at the completion of this course but will be able apply basic principles or traditional medicine to approach health and illnesses. They will become familiar specifically with the use of plants for the digestive and nervous systems; how to prepare tinctures and microdosis for healing; how to use juice therapy and geotherapy (clay combined with plants) for treatments; and the use of herbal oils and herbal smoke for healing. Future Curanderismo courses include: Traditional Healing of the Body: Intestinal blockage empacho, firecupping ventosas, and hydrotherapy (healing with water) Traditional Healing of the Mind, Energy and Spirit: Sweatlodge Temazcal, Energetic/Spiritual cleansings Limpias, and Laugh therapy risaterapia. Global and Cultural Influences of Traditional Healing: African tradition, Afro Latino from Cuba and Puerto Rico, Native American spiritual cleansings and Mayan acupuncture. REQUIRED TEXTS Curanderismo: The Art of Traditional Medicine without Borders by Eliseo Torres Curandero: Traditional Healers of Mexico and the Southwest by Eliseo Torres with Imanol Miranda Where to buy: OPTIONAL TEXTS Curandero: A life in Mexican Folk Healing by Eliseo Torres & Tim Sawyer Healing with Herbs & Rituals: A Mexican Tradition, Eliseo Torres, edited by Tim Sawyer Where to buy:

Top reviews


Feb 9, 2019

Wonderful, enlightening course. The speakers were all so knowledgeable, and the information that presented has practical uses. I look forward to using what I learned to heal myself and others.


Feb 1, 2022

I enjoyed this course very much. Considering they were mini courses i felt like I got some really good information that I can expand on. Thank you so much for offering these courses.

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Oct 16, 2020

Muchas gracias por este curso, Dr. Cheo Torres.

Muy buenos los instructores y muy didácticos los contenidos.

Saludos desde Quito-Ecuador

Diego Jarrín Gallegos

By Fatima P

Aug 22, 2020

Very instructional videos of the University of new Mexico, i just love the way thet teach .. willing for more courses from them

By Bernice A T

Apr 26, 2021

Wonderful introductory class to Traditional Medicines, their origins and practicality for using them. Wonderful instructors!

By Pilar B G

Aug 31, 2021

I​ learned a lot with this course. Thanks a lot all the teachers. I hope I can go to a presential course one day.

By Bradford R

May 29, 2022

I now understnd many of the 'folk' healings that are used in the SW and Mexico. Exactly what I was looking for!

By sandee b

Mar 22, 2021

It was a good as being in the presence of the curanderas and curanderos themselves. SO detailed and informative.

By Abigail S

Oct 15, 2020

What an excellent, informative, well done course! I learned so much in such a short amount of time ! (audit)

By Olivia S

Apr 23, 2020

I learned so much and appreciated every video. Wish the course was longer! Still five star course.

By Veronica S

May 23, 2020

It's a good course, but some videos are very short. Other than that, good information.

By Alejandra S

Aug 25, 2019

Informative and interesting. Very happy I was able to participate in theses courses.

By Neisha M

Mar 2, 2021

This was such a great course very informative I love it thank you to everyone.

By Alondra C

Aug 16, 2020

I enjoyed learning about how to use different plaints for different ailments!

By Iris V M

Mar 5, 2020

I Loved this coarse. I learned so much. I am so glad I found this class.


Jul 22, 2020

Aprendí conceptos nuevos, los vídeos muy interesantes y didácticos.

By Robert S I

Sep 27, 2020

Lots of amazing and helpful information with great instructors

By elisa a

Dec 23, 2021

I loved it. Very instructional. I want to keep learning

By Solange O

May 30, 2022

​Excellent course. Lots of interesting information!

By Sonia F

Aug 3, 2020

Great class! In depth and very informational.

By Mechell T

Feb 23, 2019

its simply explained and demonstrated.

By Rafael A T

Nov 23, 2021

Excellent course, congratulations.

By Filippo R

Feb 12, 2020

good teachers, thanks!

By Winston A W

Nov 23, 2020

Excellent, thank you.

By Dr.Malarkodi V V U

Oct 5, 2020

Excellent information

By Jesus A A T

Jul 1, 2020

Very nice course!

By Tanya A J

Sep 28, 2019

Excellent course!