Curanderismo: Traditional Medicine of Resilience

Curanderismo, the traditional medicine of the Latinx diaspora, arose from the convergence of people and cultures from the Americas, Africa, and Europe during a time of brutal colonization, slavery, and pandemic. Curanderismo evolved as a tradition informed by both historical and present-day trauma. The practices of curanderismo, which will be discussed in this class, exemplify folk and indigneous wisdom in the treatment of trauma and soul loss.