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Curanderismo: Traditional Medicine

University of New Mexico via Coursera

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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 quiz. 

Taught by

Eliseo (Cheo) Torres


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  • Janelle
    I loved this course, it was inspiring and something different. A good introduction to traditional healing, as well as some practical knowledge that you can apply right away. There are only videos, nothing to read and the quizzes are simple and ensure you retain the key points. I will be reviewing these videos for a while and do a lot more research on the topic.

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