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Native American healing class sparks unique health textbook

AP Photo/Russell Contreras ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Laughter can combat trauma. Spiritual cleansings could be used to fight an opioid addiction. Cactus extract may battle diabetes and obesity. These insights are from curanderismo – traditional indigenous healing from the American Southwest and Latin America. University of New Mexico professor Eliseo “Cheo” Torres’ has included these thoughts in a new, unique textbook connected to his internationally-known annual course on curanderismo. “Curanderismo: The Art of Traditional Medicine Without Borders,” released last week, coincides with Torres’ annual … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Native…

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