curanderismo


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curanderismo

(koo-ron-dah-rēs′mō, koo-ron-dă-riz′mō) [Mexican Spanish]
A traditional holistic system of healing in Mexican-American folk medicine based on a belief that magic and ritual can be used to treat a broad spectrum of illnesses. Practitioners are known as curanderas (females) and curanderos (males).
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Critique: Impressively informative, exceptionally well organized, and thoroughly 'reader friendly' in tone, commentary, and presentation, "Cleansing Rites of Curanderismo" is a truly extraordinary and unique contribution to professional, community and academic library Shamanism collections and Alternative Medicine supplemental studies lists.
Las principales revistas medicas editadas en Buenos Aires en esta etapa publican trabajos centrados en el agravamiento de las enfermedades mentales por la influencia negativa del curanderismo y de las religiosidades populares en general, al tiempo que denuncian la competencia entre curanderismo y ciencia medica por el dominio de las enfermedades fisicas y mentales.
The 14 chapters in Volume 1, Key Issues and Medical Systems, address cultural competence; the impact of culture on health disparities; health disparities in immigrants and among Latinas and Latinos; acculturation and health; yoga, meditation, and other alternative methods for wellness; Ayurveda; Native American medicine; traditional Chinese medicine; curanderismo and Mexican American health psychology and medicine; shamanism and health; vodou; and santeria.
Curanderismo and the treatment of alcoholism: Findings from a focus group of Mexican curanderos.
Rivas's provenance here is likely significant since San Juan de la Maguana is considered to be the national sorcery mecca due to the history and national importance of curanderismo (faith healing) there.
En el curanderismo peruano se conciben las plantas como seres con inteligencia y un espiritu superior, que pueden ensenarnos ciertos conocimientos.