Curanderos are more like witch doctors than trained physicians. They are popular in Mexico, and are the first health care choice for many poor Mexicans.

Even right here in L.A., these unlicensed Curanderos working from their homes claim to be able to help all of your problems through cards reading, palms,  reading, body cleaning (using a herbs or live chicken as a sponge to absorb the diseases).

These curanderos sometimes cause death.

The two sides of the business card shown at left  exemplify the superstitious belief system of many uneducated third world immigrants.