University of New Mexico
Curanderismo: Traditional Healing of the Body
University of New Mexico

Curanderismo: Traditional Healing of the Body

Taught in English

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Eliseo (Cheo) Torres
Mario Del Angel-Guevara

Instructors: Eliseo (Cheo) Torres

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14 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • Provide information on the traditions, rituals and remedies of Curanderismo, a healing tradition with emphasis on treatments of the body.

  • Recognize the importance of traditional methods of healing intestinal blockage and shawl alignments.

  • Explore different traditional hands on techniques and their impact on bodies ailments.

  • Demonstrate traditional healing methods for special populations such as infants and the aging community.

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There are 5 modules in this course

In this module, students will recognize different types of intestinal blockage empacho as demonstrated by Tana. Rita indicates a number of benefits of the shawl alignment manteada, traditional healing technique.

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3 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This module explains the benefits of fire cupping ventosas. Rita gives a demonstration and description about different methods of ventosas. Agustin, the bonesetter, huesero, shows a traditional body treatment ventosa technique to treat sciatica combined with a brief demonstration of intestinal blockage, empacho and magical fright, espanto (similar to susto).

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2 videos1 reading1 quiz

Alex demonstrates a Mayan massage and the benefits for the body. Roberto shows how the body can adjust through muscle adjustments.

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2 videos1 reading1 quiz

Felipa demonstrates a body treatment to improve spinal and body mobility. Rita shows how we can use hydrotherapy, water and its therapeutic benefits.

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2 videos1 reading1 quiz

Rita and Tonita show traditional healing techniques and their benefits for a special population such as infants and the aging community. Professor Torres concludes the course by summarizing the modules.

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2 videos1 reading1 quiz

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5.0 (42 ratings)
Eliseo (Cheo) Torres

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University of New Mexico
5 Courses42,623 learners
Mario Del Angel-Guevara

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University of New Mexico
5 Courses42,623 learners

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