Latin American healing methods
At the time of prehistoric period there were more than 1,200 species of plants that was used by them as the curing plants they are found in the Central and South jungles of America and they were also effectively invented for baths, poultices, tinctures, plasters, and teas. The early period’s Aztec, Maya, and Inca had developed some complicated uses of these medical plants just before the arrival of Spanish in the early sixteenth century.
The present Guatemala, southern Mexico, the northern portion of Costa Rica, Honduras, and Belize were once engaged by Mayans the ancestors of Luis’s, the Incas also formed a vast empire and now at present it occupies the area from Peru which is in western Argentina to the northern Chile, the Mexico City was once the core of the Aztecs.
The practice of giving treatment came passing from the ancient cultures in the course of the curanderos generations, the healers use some methods to treat the sick both their soul and body, with their experience of many years. Shamans transformed their extraordinary knowledge about the treatment to the subsequently generation predominantly in the tropical forest regions, but in many areas it is informal and there is no proper record of the treatment, it came by the way of mothers to daughters and fathers telling about to the sons.
The important device of the curandero treatment is prayer or invocation, they were experts in connecting the ch’ulel that is the holy energy of life between the spiritual and physical world, moreover the curandero declaimed directly the prayers into the pulses of the patient for the depth, rhythm, bounce, rapidity, strength, and location, this way of treatment is similar to that of the traditional medicine of Chinese.
The patients will have better feeling due to the effect of prayers and other formal procedures, a simple formed of prayer, incense and bathing could help the sick to move beyond the touching upset and bring them closer at the time of sorrow, if this is done respectfully then it will help a lot to the sick to come out of their illness and be connected to the world.
When Luis’s made their voyage to Belize they transformed the power of healing of the folk society, even though they were given training in the form of Japanese reiki art, they looked very often to the east for the healing traditions of Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines, they had recollected the wide medical lore that is present in the southern Latin America.