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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.

Jul 26, 2020

This is a wonderful course to introduce the practice of curanderismo. I really enjoyed learning about the ways types of plants are used to aide in healing.

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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 Sonia F

Aug 3, 2020

Great class! In depth and very informational.

By Mechell T

Feb 23, 2019

its simply explained and demonstrated.

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 Jesús A A T

Jul 1, 2020

Very nice course!

By Tanya A J

Sep 28, 2019

Excellent course!

By Mary-Katherine S

Apr 27, 2021

Amazing course

By Malshi O G

Oct 13, 2019


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By Danna J R B

May 25, 2020

Es un excelente curso para introducirnos en un mundo de medicina alternativa, para entender la fuerza de la madre naturaleza y mejorar nuestro campo energético. Para los que no somos mexicanos nos hace desear poder obtener todo ese boticario y también cuestionarnos como son los curanderos en nuestra región. Muchas gracias por las enseñanzas.

By Fern L

Dec 11, 2020

I very much enjoyed each presenter and their presentation. I would have like to have had more in-depth studies on each topic. This course has given me new techniques to add to what I already use, as well as knowledge of the use of some herbs I didn't know. Thank you to all the instructors.

By Marina A

Apr 27, 2021

I really enjoyed the presenters and the demonstrations. This was really fascinating to learn about. I plan to incorporate some of the knowledge and techniques into my massage therapy practice.

By Edith D

Dec 23, 2020

Hello, all data and explication is excellent, only i will be grateful if you could give us an special space for doubts or additional information. Thank you very much!

By Dr. G J

May 20, 2020

Its nice to learn different therapies to heal human from the pain and serious diseases which otherwise is very serious to manage. Thank you so much

By Elena I R T

Jan 18, 2021

El contenido es muy bueno, sin embargo me gustaría que se cubrieran algunos temas más a fondo. La traducción en los subtítulos puede mejorar.

By Jona V

Jun 18, 2020

The ability to print out video information would be beneficial or copies of videos.