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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 19-23
Lecture Series

The Advantages of Traditional Chumash Healing

1Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC 508, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2Chumash Healer, Granada Hills, CA, USA

Received 21 September 2004; Accepted 18 January 2005

Copyright © 2005 James D. Adams and James D. Adams. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Chumash healing has been practiced in California for ∼13 000 years. Chumash healers treat their patients with prayer, laughter, dreaming, phytotherapy, aromatherapy, healing ceremonies and other techniques. Healing involves first healing the spirit, then healing the body. Chumash people still maintain their unique identity. Chumash Healers still practice the ancient healing arts in California. This lecture is a brief introduction to Chumash Healing.