Advanced Hispanic Herbalism
A hands-on heavy course where students will learn medicine making from salves to vinegars, herbal steam towels and herbal baths, healing food to candies, and gentle massage for strained muscles. The use of hot rocks will be demonstrated. Students will be expected to sample all their herbal wares, either in class or in private. Healing foods will be based on the foods made by the late Mrs. Martha Navarro Garcia. Expect to use mortar and pestles as well as modern grinders. Due to the nature of the courses all classes will begin on time. 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm plus. Cost of this course is estimated to be $175. Students may have to bring some of their own materials. Date TBA in March.
TRACKING AND VISUAL DIAGNOSIS TBA MARCH
Hispanic healers had to use visual and other clues to determine what a client might be suffering from. In these days those skills have fallen by the wayside because current medicine can use labs, MRIs, X-rays, and other 21st century wonders. This is wonderful accept for the cost. For low income persons and marginalized people these medical wonders are cost prohibitive. Under California law alternative medical practitioners cannot diagnose or treat. But as my own doctor said, “How can you not??!!” This course will only teach you folklore and old world ways of diagnosis. It is not an encouragement to use it. The training involves outdoor tracking techniques as taught by Tom Brown jr. Once your eye is attuned to seeing the un-seen, the skill will be turned onto the human body. Cracks in the skin near the eyelids, oily and dry patches near the cheeks, bruises, flaps of skin near the nails, color of urine, the shape of stools, the swelling of feet can all be clues to illness or injury. Due to the need of sunlight this course will be during the day. This course will include some medicine making. Saturday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Bring a lunch Four sessions. $210 in two payments.