Santuario Huistin is one of the two native Amazonian healing and traditional knowledge centers located on the Boiling River.
The community is led by Maestro Enrrique Paredes, a curandero (traditional Amazonian healer) and vegetalista (shaman). Originally a builder, Maestro Enrrique says that he received his calling as a curandero after having a vision of the Virgin Mary in the jungle. She told him he should put down his tools and appeal to the rainforest to reveal its secrets to heal others. He became a student of Maestro Juan Flores (curandero of the Mayantuyacu community). Over the past thirty years, Maestro Enrrique has gained an international reputation for being able to treat people for a wide variety of illnesses: physical, emotional, and spiritual in nature.