Curanderismo is an alternative healing method in which there is use of folk healing and uses various methods like herbal medicine, massage, prayers, spiritual and psychic healing.
Curanderismo method of healing is an ancient system of treating illnesses and is commonly used by herbalists, midwives and massage therapists for curing their patients.
The practitioners of Curanderismo are called curanderas, meaning the one who cures. This is based on the belief that the curanderas are able to understand and perceive the condition of the patient and are able to cure them considering all the related aspects of their culture, family, health and disease. The healer is considered as a facilitator, who helps the patient to release the blocked energy by performing their rituals and a heart to heart talk.
The healer acts on the material level, where there is use of materials like herbs, oils, etc. Spiritual healing occurs when the healer facilitates the healing process from within and on the mental plane, the healer acts by engaging in counseling of the patient.
There is use of herbal medicines to treat specific illnesses or for their rituals. They also use methods like counseling, psychotherapy and massage during their treatment.
Curanderismo is a form of folk healing and is generally used to bring back the mental and physical health with the use of traditional methods. It is found useful in conditions that have caused psychological upset, depression, panic, anxiety, or any physical illness arising out of mental disturbances like sleep disorders, loss of appetite, fear, etc.
This system of healing is based on the expertise of the healer and one must be careful while undergoing this therapy. There is use of herbs and oils, which may not have been scientifically proven and those who are particular about it need to take a medical opinion in advance.