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Arizona State University Latino Health Issues Collection Web Site

Arizona State University

In Latino communities, a curandero is a person who practices the use of curanderismo, which refers to the culturally rich system of illness and healing in Latino cultures. The curandero is usually a spiritual guide/leader within a community. When someone is sick or experiencing unusual circumstances, the community seeks a curandero for guidance. This Web page provides descriptions of the most common and widespread roles in the Latino community.