Within the Guaymi belief, there are two types of traditional healers, the curanderos and the sukias. The curanderos must learn the properties on herbs and plants, whereas the sukias are born with an innate God-given ability to cure. Both work in conjunction to cure the people. A.G.H.


Wall, Steve. Shadowcatchers. New York. HarperCollins. 1994. p. 175.