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"Curandera" by Carmen Lomas Garza
“Curandera” by Carmen Lomas Garza

This free 8 week 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 discuss the effectiveness of traditional medicine in order to meet the needs of many people, especially the uninsured.

Taught by Eliseo (Cheo) Torres of the  University of New Mexico

About the Course

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.

Course Format

The instructor will present a welcome video describing the course syllabus followed by a Power Point presentation on the topic of “curanderismo,” traditional/folk medicine.
Each unit will consist of a video presentation by a well-known traditional healer from Mexico, Peru and the United States and will focus on a particular theme.  The hands-on demonstrations will be followed by additional readings and discussions on effectiveness of traditional and complimentary medicine which has been revived and recently gained popularity throughout the world.  There will be a translator in the videos for two or three healers from Mexico and Peru who speak Spanish.
• 30 minute Introduction of course and weekly themes
• 20 minute lecture/demonstration videos
• Short quizzes after each video
• Homework including reading of books and articles after each module”

 

To sign up and obtain more information click here:  https://www.coursera.org/course/traditionalmedicine