From January 30 to February 15 in Lázaro Cárdenas Park, the 3rd Encuentro Internacional de Medicina Natural y Alternativa (Third Edition of the International Meeting on Natural and Alternative Medicine), featuring local and International specialists from various natural disciplines will take place.
When you first walk into this show, you might think, “Oh, no, just another schlocky tourist trap.” Don’t be fooled by this first reaction. There are treasures here, both in knowledge and experience. Talk to the vendors. Skip the ones with the hype and the plastic trinkets (although some of the “trinket” booths have much more than “trinkets”). Concentrate on the ones who have something real to say. The purpose is to learn, to encounter. In the “traditional medicine” realm, there is pomada peyote, damiana, pomada marijuana, coco leaves, coffee bean necklaces, eagle-claw rattles….
Five workshops will be conducted including:
- El de Reiki (Reiki)
- Cristales y Cuarzos (Crystals and Quartz)
- Yoga, que será impartido por una especialista cubana (Yoga, taught by a Cuban specialist)
- Numerología (Numerology)
- Herbolaria (herbalism)
Workshops that will cost an average of 300 pesos each, except those that are commercial, which will cost 2000 pesos.
There will be dance performances and experts in massage, acupuncture with the demonstration and sale of spiritual and natural products.
- 1st Encuentro Internacional de Medicina Natural y Alternativa
- 2nd Encuentro Internacional de Medicina Natural y Alternativa
The 2nd Encuentro Internacional de Medicina Natural y Alternativa October 17 to November 2, 2008.
by Sarah Hepting