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curandero

/cu·ran·de·ro/ (koo-ron-da´ro) [Sp.] healer; a man who practices curanderismo.

curandero

(ko͞o′rən-dâr′ō)
n. pl. curande·ros
A man who practices folk medicine; an herb doctor.
A native healer or shaman who uses herbal medicines in the primitive cultures of Central America
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Depending on the specialty of the practitioner, they can be called a yerbero, sobador, huesero or curandero.
This type of limpia not only is cleansing and considered highly effective at drawing out negativity, but some curanderos use this limpia as a helpful diagnostic tool.
Utilization of curanderos by Mexican Americans: Prevalence and predictors.
The best and most-respected curanderos offer emotional counseling and recommend herbal remedies - services that even Western health officials say are needed in the community.
The pueblo loves its curandero, so what do we gain out of making enemies?
Other studies have shown that certain practices associated with syncretic religions such as Santeria (Sandoval, 1979) and espiritismo (Garrison, 1977, 1978; Harwood, 1977; Koss, 1975, 1980) and indigenous healers such as curanderos (Trotter & Chavira, 1981) are also used by some for these purposes.
On the whole, however, the book's central argument is predictable and uncontroversial: the "primitive" state of medicine in the early-modern world prevented licensed practitioners from developing a track record markedly superior to that of unlicensed physicians, surgeons, and even curanderos, so that the medical "establishment" had to resort to exclusionary methods (especially requiring racial purity for potential licensees) in order to defend itself and protect its "market.
He studied sacred plant medicine with traditional herbalists in North America and curanderos in the Upper Amazon, where he studied the healing plants with dona Maria Tuesta Flores and received coronacion by don Roberto Acho Jurama.
The border country of the United States has also had these folk healers, or curanderos, who often worked long, hard hours with little rest and for minimal financial reward--in some cases, refusing to accept anything from their grateful clients except small gifts and enough food for a subsistence living.
In each niche, she pointed out white candles that had been used by curanderos for healing and well-being.
I received training from several leading curanderos, including David Atekpatzin Young and Elena Avila.