Ricardo Amaringo now has over 40 years of experience as a traditional curandero and ayahuasquero. He is one of the most skilled Shipibo healers of his generation, having refined his skills through intensive dieting and arduous work. Ricardo has now developed a profound knowledge of medicinal plants, traditional Shipbo ayahuasca ceremony and icaros (traditional healing songs); and hopes to share traditional Shipibo healing with those who need it the most. In early 2011, he opened Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual in order to share his work with the world. In the spirit of integration he has opened this center with the help of his Western partners, Canadian artist Cvita Mamic and Colombian-American integrative family physician Dr. Joe Tafur MD. Ricardo Amaringo is a master curandero who treats his patients through traditional healing diets, plant medicine and ayahuasca ceremony. Ricardo is a gifted healer and a master of traditional ayahuasca ceremony, known for his powerfully healing icaros. He also trains and educates individuals interested in pursuing this healing path.