We are excited to announce the addition of a new online UNM class entitled Curanderismo: The Art of Traditional/Mexican Folk Healing! The class will be offered for 3 undergraduate credit hours and can be found in the UNM Schedule of Classes under the title: Curandero: Mex-Folk Healing, CRN #50488, ANTH 230 003. The online course will be taught by Professor Eliseo Torres with video segments featuring demonstrations by curanderos/as from Mexico and the Albuquerque area. Some of the topics covered include: Medicinal Plants of the Southwest, Ventosas, Juice Therapy, Laugh Therapy, Acupuncture and much more!
(video courtesy of Rebecca Gustaf, UNM Health Sciences Center)
Courtesy of Cynthia Gomez (producer and director for Pipestone Productions)
This course uses instructors who are healers and health practitioners from the Southwest, Mexico and the Albuquerque community to provide information on the history of Curanderismo (the art of Mexican Folk Healing) in the Southwest and Mexico. It explores an integrative approach to medicine and featuring demonstrations that incorporate Curanderismo with various traditional and holistic health techniques.