Curanderismo: Traditional Healing of the Body

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  • INTESTINAL BLOCKAGE (EMPACHO) & SHAWL ALIGNMENTS (MANTEADAS)
    • In this module, students will recognize different types of intestinal blockage empacho as demonstrated by Tana. Rita indicates a number of benefits of the shawl alignment manteada, traditional healing technique.
  • FIRE CUPPING (VENTOSAS) & BONE SETTER (HUESERO)
    • This module explains the benefits of fire cupping ventosas. Rita gives a demonstration and description about different methods of ventosas. Agustin, the bonesetter, huesero, shows a traditional body treatment ventosa technique to treat sciatica combined with a brief demonstration of intestinal blockage, empacho and magical fright, espanto (similar to susto).
  • MAYAN ABDOMINAL MASSAGE & BODY ADJUSTMENT
    • Alex demonstrates a Mayan massage and the benefits for the body. Roberto shows how the body can adjust through muscle adjustments.
  • SPINAL ALIGNMENT & HYDROTHERAPY
    • Felipa demonstrates a body treatment to improve spinal and body mobility. Rita shows how we can use hydrotherapy, water and its therapeutic benefits.
  • TRADITIONAL HEALING OF INFANTS & TRADITIONAL HEALING FOR THE AGING COMMUNITY
    • Rita and Tonita show traditional healing techniques and their benefits for a special population such as infants and the aging community. Professor Torres concludes the course by summarizing the modules.

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