This course provides a framework for building a medical vocabulary. Emphasis will be on understanding basic medical terms, abbreviations and their meanings and how they are used in documenting and reporting patient care procedures.
Intro to Health Professions
This course will allow students to obtain information regarding the rights, responsibilities, scope of practice, and daily routine of the following doctorate and master of science health care professions such as, but not limited to: allopathic, chiropractic, dental, naturopathic, oriental, and osteopathic medicine, pharmacology and physical therapy forms of health care.
A general overview of all the CAM (Complementary & Alternative Medicine) modalities such as light therapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy, functional medicine, energy medicine, traditional medicine…etc.
CAM Fundamentals I
The first part of a comprehensive overview of all the CAM (Complementary & Alternative Medicine) modalities such as light therapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy, functional medicine, energy medicine, traditional medicine…etc.
CAM Fundamentals II
The second part of a comprehensive overview of all the CAM (Complementary & Alternative Medicine) modalities such as light therapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy, functional medicine, energy medicine, traditional medicine…etc.
Botany & Herbology
Introduction to plants and herbal remedies.
Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry
Lessons covering plant biochemistry, active biochemicals and their therapeutic and toxic effects, dosing, compounding, and pharmacy hands on.
This course will teach the student treatments of various physical and mental conditions, as well as promote vibrant good health and beauty. The student will acquire both broad knowledge and in-depth experience identifying, growing and caring for herbs, and will learn to use herbs and herbal treatments in self care, body care, house care, animal care and basic Aromatherapy.
General course covering the phenomenon of aging and botanical anti-aging agents.
This is perhaps the only course in which students are encouraged to take a holistic view of aromatherapy, studying not only the oils themselves, but also the plants they come from. Students are required to participate in experimentation with a variety of essential oils for a number of circumstances, becoming familiar with the neurological, physical, and emotional effects of essential oils through personal use.
The student will study a comprehensive introduction to the art and science of homeopathy. This course offers the knowledge and practical skill essential for resolving common ailments and injuries homeopathically. This includes history, philosophy, prescribing, potencies and the treatments for acute and chronic conditions. It also contains detailed study in the constitution and therapeutic application of the biochemical cell salts.
Homeopathic dilutions, grades, formulations, dosing, and medicinal properties. Creating homeopathic kits are also discussed in this course.
A full course in the art and sciences of evaluating the whole patient and assessing appropriate homeopathic course of therapy. Introduction to multiple remedies is also discussed.
Iridology & Sclerology
Assessing the anatomy of iris and sclera, mapping, zones, signs, and pigments in understanding the person’s health and wellness.
The student will learn treatments for various illnesses with the use of colored light. This extensive in Spectro-Chrome Therapy covers all aspects of its applications in a myriad of given situations. Let There Be Light is truly one of the most direct expressions of the power to heal naturally.
The student will learn the significance of colon hygiene in absorption and assimilation of nutrients, cleansing procedures and detoxification, and colon hydrotherapy. Also, discussed are food allergies and diets used in treatment of colon disorders such as FODMAP diet for IBS (Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome)
The student will learn about sources of toxins to the human body, the physiological responses to toxins, detoxification processes, and methods designed to accelerate or assist in detoxification with focus on preventive approaches.
Natural Immune System Boosting
The student will learn about the immune system’s components and mechanisms, challenges to the immune system, and techniques to enhance the immune system and prevent its suppression. The student will demonstrate basic knowledge of innate and acquired, cellular and humoral, and other factors of the immune system.
This course will introduce to the student various concepts of functional medicine and their implementation in the form of a therapeutic modality. Students will be able to explain functional medicine and characterize core clinical imbalances addressed by functional medicine. Also, students will become familiar with the expression of disease from a functional medicine point of view. The student will determine and apply therapeutic functional medicine protocols and interventions.
The Introduction to Energy Medicine program provides an overview of the basic principles and procedures used in Energy Medicine. This course covers the foundational concepts of the relationship between energy and the body, methods for identifying and assessing these energies, and a collection of basic energy balancing techniques to promote well-being and reprogram the body’s responses to stress.
The Mind’s Natural Therapies
This course covers natural treatments such as herbs, nutritional supplements, diet, hydrotherapy, chelation therapy, neurofeedback, exercise, music therapy, and counseling in treating mental illnesses like ADHD, PTSD, schizophrenia, general depression, manic and bipolar depressions, insomnia, and anxiety.
Avicenna, the cornerstone in the Middle Eastern healing movement was heavily influenced by Chinese, Greek and Ayurvedic healers and wrote the Canon of Medicine which was the most widely studied work of medicine in Europe from the 12th to the 17th century. Avicenna’s methods, which draw from traditional texts, Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine and the medicine of Hippocrates.
An overview of the aspects of integrative medicine, including doctor-patient relationship, medical information theory, interviewing patients, medical intake, holistic evaluation and assessments of patients, mind-body medicine techniques such as relaxation, meditation, guided imagery, energy medicine, biofeedback and neurofeedback.
Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Comprehensive course that surveys the various modalities used in complementary and alternative medicine such as traditional Chinese medicine, cupping, acupressure, touch healing, gems & stones therapy, mud bathing, color therapy, light therapy, and other modalities.
Final open-book written exam and/or essay.
Passing Grade: 75%