Class information

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Institution University of New Mexico
Code N/A
Language English
Next session To be announced
Estimated workload 10-12 hours/week
Level N/A
Categories Health & Society
Food & Nutrition
Instructors Eliseo (Cheo) Torres


Start date Duration
Past Aug. 18, 2014 8 weeks

Note that archives might still be available for past sessions.


This online course will provide information on the history, traditions, rituals, herbs and remedies and video demonstrations of Curanderismo, a folk healing tradition of the Southwestern United States, Latin America and Mexico.  The course will be divided up into thematic modules such as traditional plants, body cupping, traditional massage, juice therapy, energetic cleansings, laugh therapy, shawl alignments, and the traditional Mexican sweatlodge.   The course will discuss the effectiveness of traditional medicine in order to meet the needs of many people, especially the uninsured.  The thematic modules will consist of a short video with a well-known healer followed by a short ...

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