Historic 2nd Intl Congress: Sacred Plants, Culture & Human Rights

“Sacred Plants, Culture, and Human Rights”


A historic event will take place on April 3rd – 5th, 2014 at the Autonomous University of Toluca, Mexico that will unite prominent scientists, academics, and leaders from dozens of indigenous nations to present recent breakthrough research and public policy briefings concerning the use of “Sacred Plants” for therapeutic purposes. What is the future for indigenous healing traditions in Mexico and the American continent? How can they contribute to public health? Could we ever hope to see the application of these empirical healing approaches applied within a legitimized framework that provides both safety and accessibility for people seeking the sacred plants for their therapeutic and psycho-spiritual effects?

The Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico (UAEM) and the Department of Anthropology, in collaboration with the Multidisciplinary Association for the Preservation of Indigenous Traditions of Sacred Plants, Nierika A.C, are bringing this dialogue to the forefront of public opinion in Mexico. The intended outcomes of the congress are as follows:

  1. To present comprehensive scientific research on the therapeutic use of sacred plants that can serve as a foundation for policy review and as a basis for proposing the regulated medical and cultural use of these medicines in Mexico;
  2. To increase multidisciplinary dialogue between scientists and traditional indigenous doctors and promote the integration of Western science and traditional indigenous medicine;

For more info on the 2nd International Congress for Traditional Medicine & Public Health, including information on our CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS,  please visit the website: www.nierika.info/english  or email: cimedicinatradicionalsp@gmail.com.

via: Bia Labate