Buenas Tardes dear reader. It is now 4:30 pm on Monday and it seems I have been on my feet the entire day except to eat lunch. As I told you before we did have a later start today. It was 10:00 am when most of us set out on foot to walk (some of us took a taxi) about 2 kilometers to visit the Center for the Development of Mayan Medicine (CEDEMM) which is overseen by the organization OMIECH, the Organization of Indigenous Doctors of the State of Chiapas. This center includes a museum, a medicinal plant garden and a pharmacy. It also includes a small chapel/place of healing where Maya healers can meet with people who come for healing.
The purpose of this center is to revive and honor traditional Mayan medicinal practices, recognizing them as legitimate healing methods and remedies. We learned about traditional indigenous Maya healers: Pulsars, Elders who pray, Midwives, Bone Healers, and Herbalists. We were so fortunate to meet Victorio, a healer who was at the center, and he graciously allowed us to ask a few questions. He told us how Continue reading