He is a well known curandero in this region. Originally he is Cocama (from the Cocama indians, tribe) that were together with the Shipibo indians the most famous and most dedicated to Shamanism.
Don Juan Curico is a humble and friendly curandero and knows his work well; he receives and cures sick persons almost on a daily basis.
He was raised by his grandparents who were in these times both great and respected curanderos within their community and although they have passed away, spiritually they still assist him during healing ceremonies.
His iniciation and plant diets began at the age of eight and has now more than 40 years of experience in curing with plants, trees and stones.
The Amazon rainforest is the biggest pharmacy of the world he believes and recommend the youth to not forget about the traditional uses of medicinal plants, and customs of his ancestors.
Diseases that Don Juan Curico is familiar with and succesfully has cured include insomnia, depression, leukaemia, diabetes, vaginal diseases, infertile men and women, arthritis, osteoarthritis, (breast) cancer and various skin diseases.