Short courses - Natural Healthcare College

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We have three great introductory courses for those who want a taste of natural therapies without committing to an expensive course and who particularly would like self-help tips for your own personal interest.

Each course consists of two modules with an optional homework assignment. If this is completed within six months we award a Completion Certificate.

Nutrition for You – An Introduction to Naturopathic Nutrition £125

Many of today’s common health issues are created by a remarkable number of similar weaknesses in the body. One factor in our daily lives that affects us all is our diet. With so much publicity in the media it would be hard for anyone to escape the frequently ‘headline-grabbing’ revelations of the impact of ‘unhealthy eating’. Over 2000 years ago in Ancient Greece, Hippocrates (acknowledged as the Father of Modern Medicine) said ‘Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food’. This is a philosophy that’s as valid today as it was long ago, as without appropriate nutrition the body will not be able to thrive.

Inappropriate diet and/or lifestyle can contribute to many of today’s common health issues. Disorders covered include digestive problems such as indigestion, constipation and diarrhoea; low energy levels; reducing the risk of premature ageing; nutritional approaches to alleviating symptoms associated with PMT and the menopause; the relationship between diet and stress; low immunity; weight control problems.

This course will introduce you to the amazing scope appropriate nutritional intake can offer, helping us to live a healthy life. Nutrition is a truly amazing subject: not only is it relevant in terms of our current health, but it is usually the best form of preventative medicine.

Successful completion of the assignments to be submitted upon completion of the two modules will result in the award of a Completion Certificate.

Naturopathy for You – An introductory guide to naturopathic self-help £125

The fundamental principle of Naturopathy is the healing power of nature. Naturopathy is a system that places emphasis on health and how to promote it, rather than on disease and how to suppress it. Prevention is always preferable to cure.

Naturopathy aims to increase vitality so that individuals can dispel disease by means of their own self-healing mechanism. Disease is seen as the body’s response to challenges in the internal or external environment. Naturopathy places emphasis on what is known as the ‘Triad of Health’; this refers to biochemistry (how we feed the body to enable it to function efficiently), emotional wellbeing, and structure (posture and integrity of muscles and skeletal system).

Naturopathy encompasses a wide range of therapeutic approaches. This 100 page two-module course is packed full of naturopathic self-help techniques that encompass both traditional approaches used by oriental medicine and modern western biochemical approaches.

The course will introduce you to practical self-help approaches using nutrition, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, acupressure, postural adjustments, stress management, and Iridology (a highly efficient assessment technique that can help to identify root causes of health concerns).

Successful completion of the assignments to be submitted upon completion of the two modules will result in the award of a Completion Certificate.

Herbs for You – An introduction to therapeutic uses of Herbs and Spices £75

The Oxford English Dictionary defines herbs as ‘plants of which the leaves, or stems and leaves, are used for food or medicine, or in some way for their scent or flavour’. This definition should be expanded to include flowers, fruits and roots. Throughout their history, there has been no clear division between the use of plants for food and for medicine.

Traditional systems of herbal medicine consider disease to be an imbalance, or disharmony, of the whole body and as such the emphasis is placed on resolving the underlying imbalance through a holistic approach to the body.

Herbs provide an effective form of medicine that can be used in various ways but ultimately achieve their effectiveness by interacting with our body chemistry. Herbs are effectively a natural extension of a good diet. They are often ideal to restore homeostatic balance and that is considered to be the main difference between herbs and the isolated chemical drugs that are often derived from them.

In addition to the course working progressively through each system of the body, introducing you to relevant commonly available herbs, additional topics include explanations about the safe use of herbs and their pharmacological actions.

Successful completion of the assignments to be submitted upon completion of the two modules will result in the award of a Completion Certificate.

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