The University of New Mexico Women's Resource Center sponsors Feria de Salud, a traditional Mexican health fair, and offers free workshops on the UNM campus on Tuesday, July 26 from noon to 2:30 p.m. outside the north entrance of the SUB. The health fair coincides with the 11th annual Traditional Medicine without Borders: Curanderismo in the Southwest and Mexico class at UNM, July 18-29.
noon to 1:30 p.m.
Renowned Mexican folk healers, curanderos (as), from the Mexico City area speak in the Student Union Building, Lobo A & B rooms on the 3rd floor. Talks will be interpreted.
noon to 12:15 p.m.
Eliminating negative energy and healing yourself through laughter Risa Terapia
12:15 to 12:30 p.m.
Spiritual Energy Cleansings Limpias Espirtuales
Laurencio Lopez and Velia Herrera
12:30 to 12:45 p.m.
Using Cooking herbs for Healing
Doris Ortiz, Maria Elena Ayala and Cecilia Martinez Howard
The UNM Women's Resource Center partners with Optum Health NM to feature some 30 well-known Mexican folk healers/curanderos(as) from several Mexican communities around the Mexico City area, including Cuernavaca, Morelos and Oaxaca.
Dr. Eliseo "Cheo" Torres, course instructor, said, "The healers will discuss traditional healing therapies including herbal medications, spiritual cleansings and other healing techniques, which have remained a part of the Mexican culture for centuries."
For more information or to register for the class, visit: Traditional Medicine without Borders: Curanderismo in the Southwest and Mexico.
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