Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly
Did you know that an apple of a day will prevent heart burn? Or that a single piece of clove may numb a tooth ache? There are many traditional natural healing which have survived generations and traveled through time and the Mexican Heritage Center (MHC) is bringing some of this ancient art to Stockton audiences on Friday, January 21, 2011.
The workshop —requiring an admission fee— is entitled “Soul Healing: Curantismo” and its part of the Center’s Guacamole for the Soul II series.
Curantismo derives from the Spanish word “curar” (to heal). It is a magical knowledge and wisdom of folk healing practice that views life as a whole — mind, body and soul. “The three connected is what creates life,” said Malinalzihuatl Argumedo, who will conduct the program —a session on herbal cleansing, natural healing— where she will also discuss her ancestral practice.
Malinalzihuatl is a local resident, born in Fresno, CA from Purépecha native ancestry. The Purépecha is a native tribe of Mexico and one of the pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica. Malinalzihuatl acquired her knowledge of natural healing through practice and via spoken history.
“Our community is fortunate to have individuals as Malinalzihuatl who carry ancestral knowledge of our native Americans,” remarked Gene Acevedo, President of the Mexican Heritage Center, “We find it important to maintain this knowledge alive.”
The event has been moved to the 21st at 6:30 p.m. from an earlier schedule. There’s a fee of $10.00 for MHC members and $15.00 for all others. The MHC is located at 30 E. Acacia Street, North Central Stockton. For more details or reservations visit http://www.mexicanheritagecenter.org or call (209) 598-6525