Curanderismo: Mexican American Folk Healing (de Vries by Robert T. Trotter II,Luis D. Leon

By Robert T. Trotter II,Luis D. Leon

The perform of curanderismo, or Mexican American people drugs, is a part of a traditionally and culturally very important health and wellbeing care process deeply rooted in local Mexican therapeutic ideas. this can be the 1st booklet to explain the perform from an insider's viewpoint, according to the authors' three-year apprenticeships with curanderos (healers).

Robert T. Trotter and Juan Antonio Chavira current an intimate view of not just how curanderismo is practiced but in addition the way it is realized and handed on as a therapeutic culture. through delivering a greater knowing of why curanderos remain well known regardless of the lifesaving features of contemporary drugs, this article will function an crucial source to overall healthiness pros who paintings inside of Mexican American groups, to scholars of transcultural drugs, and to city ethnologists and clinical anthropologists.

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