Dr. Rosita Arvigo is a naprapathic physician and master herbalist who has lived and studied with traditional healers in central America for over thirty years.
Most notable was her 10 year apprenticeship with the famous Maya shaman, Don Elijio Panti from whom she learned the abdominal techniques, spiritual healing and the pharmacopia of medicinal rainforest plants.
Don Elijio Panti practiced traditional Maya healing incorporating plants, prayer, massage, pulse diagnosis, acupuncture and herbal baths for over sixty years. Famous for curing hopelessly ill patients, Don Elijio was reknowned throughout Belize, Guatamala and Southern Mexico for his profound skills.
Dr. Arvigo also studied extensively with Miss Hortence Robinson, an herbal midwife in Belize who practiced for 60 years. From Miss Hortence, Dr. Arvigo learned specialized care for women during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. The daughter and granddaughter of midwives, Miss Hortence carried on the ancient tradition of supporting women’s health with specialized herbs and abdominal massage.
Dr. Arvigo combined her knowledge of anatomy, physiology, naprapathy (study of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue) with these traditional methods to form the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®. She founded the Arvigo Institute in 2000 and trains professionals world wide in these traditional healing arts. In addition, Dr. Arvigo is the author of nine books, listed here and available through Amazon.
“The female pelvis is a powerhouse of energy transformation: the very throne of creation through which universal creative energy patterns course and flow.” ~ Rosita Arvigo DN