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Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Students will be able to provide Information on the history, traditions, rituals, herbs, and remedies of Curanderismo.

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    Students will be able to analyze curative remedies of plants of the Southwest for medicinal purposes.

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    Students will be able to explain how to use plants in water-based microdosis, alcohol-based tinctures, juice therapy, oils, and smoke.

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Introduction to Curanderismo: The Art of Traditional Medicine, Interviews with Traditional Healers.

In this module, students will learn basic concepts about traditional medicine. They will view interviews on Curanderismo from scholars, Drs. Eliseo “Cheo” Torres and Arturo Ornelas and curanderas Tonita Gonzales and Rita Navarrete. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 54 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Interview with Cheo Torres13m
Interview with Arturo Ornelas10m
Interview with Tonita Gonzales13m
Interview with Rita Navarrete15m
Reading1 reading
Curanderismo, Curanderos
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 1s
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Plants of the Southwest, Medicinal Plants for the Digestive System.

The second module discusses the origin of plants of the Southwest and their usage for the digestive system. In traditional medicine, herbs and plants can restore and cure illnesses and improve a healthy life style....
Reading
2 videos (Total 35 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Medicinal Plants for the Digestive System15m
Reading1 reading
Curanderismo, Curanderos
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 2s
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Medicinal Plants for the Nervous System, Tinctures and Microdosis.

Leticia will demonstrate how to apply plants for the nervous system, Tonita will show the preparation of some alcohol-based tinctures and water-based microdosis, and the ingredients involved in the preparation and a proper usage of them....
Reading
2 videos (Total 36 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Tinctures and Microdosis20m
Reading1 reading
Curanderismo, Curanderos
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 3s
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Juice Therapy | Jugoterapia, Geotherapy

Rita and Tonita offer a combination of fruits, plants, seeds and water to enhance the body’s health by means of activating energy, metabolism, enhancing the immunologic system and increasing antioxidation. Tonita demonstrates Geotherapy as a healing practice and the combination of clay and plants for a number of illnesses. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Geotherapy21m
Reading1 reading
Curandero, Curanderismos
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 4s

Instructor

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Eliseo (Cheo) Torres

Professor and Vice President for Student Affairs

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