Native American healing class sparks unique health textbook
July 19, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Laughter can combat trauma. Spiritual cleansings could be used to fight an opioid addiction. Cactus extract may battle diabetes and obesity.
These insights are from curanderismo — traditional indigenous healing from the American Southwest and Latin America.
University of New Mexico professor Eliseo "Cheo" Torres' has included these thoughts in a new, unique textbook connected to his internationally-known annual course on curanderismo.
"Curanderismo: The Art of Traditional Medicine Without Borders," released last week, coincides with Torres' annual gathering of c...