I’m back from a wonderful trip to Peru. After medical school, I spent a great deal of time in South American rainforests studying indigenous plants and healing traditions - it’s always a joy to return!
Learning to shoot a blow gun, Yagua Indian village on tributary of Río Marañón
Integrative Medicine Conference in Lima, Peru
Receiving award from the Colegio Médico del Perú at the Integrative Medicine Conference in Lima
Canopy walk, Explorama Lodge, Río Marañón (second longest jungle canopy walk in world; first is in Malaysia).
Group shot in the forest
With Dr. Steven Aung (Qi Gong master and friend from University of Alberta) and the rest of the group at Isula Reserve, Río Napo.
Rainforest walk near Isula Reserve
Traditional Dugout Canoe
Watching the making of a dugout canoe
Purification ceremony at Explorama Lodge (with friend Fred Runkel from Twisp, WA)
Skin Rub Concoction
A Bora indian healer demonstrating use of sangre de grado (“dragon’s blood), which is actually sap from a large tree (Croton lechleri). It is used to heal wounds by sealing them, acting as a liquid bandage.