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About the Course

As the second of four courses on Curanderismo, the art of Hispanic/Latino traditional medicine, this course focuses specifically on traditional healing of the body. As an educational and cultural platform, this course will share a number of traditional body therapies. Learners will not become certified traditional healers at the completion of this course but will be able apply basic principles or traditional medicine for health and illnesses. They will become familiar specifically with the traditional treatment of Empacho (intestinal blockage), Manteadas (shawl alignments), Ventosas (fire cupping), Hidroterapia (healing with water), and other topics such as the Huesero (bone setter). Future Curanderismo courses include: Traditional Healing of the Mind, Energy and Spirit: Temazcal (sweatlodge), Limpias (energetic/spiritual cleansings), Risaterapia (laugh therapy) and other topics. Global and Cultural Influences of Traditional Healing: African tradition, Afro Latino from Cuba and Puerto Rico, Native American spiritual cleansings and Mayan acupuncture and other topics. 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: PODCAST: Blubrry podcast - Itunes Episode 63 -

Top reviews


Dec 3, 2020

Thank you so much for the very emotional, good-hearted, deep, and applicable knowledge! To improve pls consider, that in some video position is closed and not totally seen the hands movement.


Sep 2, 2020

Good complement and continuation of other courses offered by UNM and Dr. Torres. Always nice to see the practitioners in action and explaining what they do and why. Very useful overview.

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By Dr.Malarkodi V V U

Oct 3, 2020

Excellent traditional Mexican theraphy.

By Carolyn G

Aug 2, 2023

It has been very informative.

By Winston A W

Nov 24, 2020

Excellent, thank you.

By erfan k

Aug 24, 2021

very helpful.

By Soh w

Apr 18, 2022

By Shirley A

Mar 27, 2019


By Jorge A G R

Jul 9, 2019

Es un excelente curso, por falta de tiempo se entiende que faltó más información. Me gustaría saber más acerca de la herbolaria de la medicina tradicional mexicana. Saludos y gracias. Excelente curso

By Nancy N

Sep 11, 2023

General knowledge with well-illustrated examples, it would be even better if delved into deeper details.

By Mia L

Mar 23, 2020

Knowledgeable and interesting but not very challenging. Many typos in the quizzes.

By Michelle L B

Mar 4, 2019

very interesting introduction to the healing curanderismo arts

By Gena R B

Aug 5, 2019

there were misspelled words on the exam

By Ali T

Aug 24, 2020

Lots of spelling mistakes throughout the course. The translations were weird and transcripts were not uniform. You are definitely left wanting more than what is given. I've started looking more into the presenters to see what they offer.

By Nancy R

Nov 20, 2022

nothing interesting