Manuel is a curandero, who has lived with and studied in the tradition of the Matsses tribes for over 12 years. He has formed himself first with a Matsés maestro, Joaquin Pimen Neká for 4 years, then continued his formation with Ashaninga maestro for 5 years (1991-1996) during which he followed a strict discipline. He dieted Ayahuma, Chuyachakikaspi, Wairakaspi, Chuchuwasha, Azucar Huay, Waca Purana, Tabbaco, Chiric Sanango, Acosacha, Charapilla, Cumaseba, Palosangre, Huayruro, Curarina and various other plants he is now an expert in. His experience extends over 26 years of practice with different diseases. He practiced in Spain and Peru.