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cu·ran·de·ro

 (ko͞o′rən-dâr′ō)
n. pl. cu·ran·de·ros
A man who practices folk medicine; an herb doctor.

[American Spanish, from Spanish curar, to cure, from Latin cūrāre, to cure, take care of, from cūra, care; see cure.]
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curandero

(ˌkʊrənˈdɛərəʊ)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) a male healer or shaman in Hispanic-America
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Noun1.curandero - a Mexican man who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans
healer, therapist - a person skilled in a particular type of therapy
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While Martha unknowingly starts to practice curanderismo, a mystical healing practice her abuela specializes in, and is groomed to be her apprentice, Martha yearns to uncover her family's secrets, in particular of her mother's abandonment.
A practicing curandera for over 20 years, descended from a long line of grandmother curanderas, she has studied with curanderas/os in Mexico, Peru, and Los Angeles and gives presentations on curanderismo in many settings, including at UCLA.
Con esto revierte tambien la practica comun establecida por la antropologia europea que centraba la dimension onirica en las sociedades 'exoticas', y reducia su funcion a fenomenos vinculados con el chamanismo, el curanderismo o la brujeria.
Iris has gleaned much of what she knows about Curanderismo, indigenous spirituality, and natural healing practices from Angelita's memory.
Entre la medicalizacion de los sectores populares y el registro nostalgico de "curiosidades en extincion", los intelectuales (especialmente medicos psiquiatras y criminologos, ademas de antropologos e historiadores, tensionados entre la practica amateur y la profesionalizacion disciplinar) se vuelcan al registro, analisis--y eventualmente represion--de practicas populares vinculadas tanto al curanderismo como a los ritos y los mesianismos "residuales", productos de un universo de valores "retrogrados", "pre-modernos" y "resistentes a la secularizacion".
A una pobreza contumaz, viviendas miseras y una dieta alejada de las minimas condiciones nutricionales, asi como escasez de remedios y de medicos, se sumaban la persistencia del curanderismo (sindicado como opuesto a toda medida de la modernidad) y la carencia de educacion higienica de sus pobladores.
curanderismo [healing] in motion for queer cuerpos [bodies] y espiritus [spirits]." (51) His integrated erotic, spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical healing has resulted in great strength.
(1) Estas creencias involucran, por ejemplo, otras formas de espiritismo, yerbateria, curanderismo y catolicismo popular.