The Women's Resource Center will offer "Traditional Medicine without Borders: Curanderismo in the Southwest and Mexico," a two-week course about customary medical techniques and practices, on Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 30, from 8:10 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. in the Anthropology Building, Room 163.
The instructors, Eliseo "Cheo" Torres and Arturo Ornelas, are healers and health practitioners called Curanderos. They will lecture on the history of Curanderismo, the practice of Mexican folk healing, and how this convention has been incorporated into various modern-day traditional and holistic techniques. It explores an integrative approach to medicine and featuring demonstrations that incorporate Curanderismo with various traditional and holistic health techniques.
Students and community members can take the course for credit through UNM or Continuing Education.
The class is offered through the UNM registrar as Women Studies 379, section 010; Anthropology 340, section 10; Latin American Studies 593, section 10; and Chicano Studies 393, section 10.
Through Continuing Education, the class will be offered as course #38409.
For more information about the course and required textbooks, call (505) 277-3716 or visit: Curanderismo.