By ACHS Founding President Dorene Petersen, BA, Dip.NT, Dip.Acu, RH (AHG) In this blog post, ACHS Founding President Dorene Petersen shares her expertise with valuable safety tips for seven essential oils. You can read part 1 with six more essential oil profiles here, and we hope you find part 2 equally informative. 7. Essential Oil […]
By ACHS Founding President Dorene Petersen, BA, Dip.NT, Dip.Acu, RH (AHG) In this blog post, ACHS Founding President Dorene Petersen shares her expertise with valuable safety tips for six essential oils. In part 2 next week, she will share tips for seven more essential oils. 1. Essential Oil of Lavender Lavandula officinalis (Chaix.), L. vera […]
The Wellness Collective is a podcast created by Dr. Bianca Beldini, a graduate of the ACHS Greece Study abroad program in 2008. Dr. Beldini is an Acupuncturist, Physical Therapist, Dry Needle Expert, Triathlon Coach, and wellness influencer who has amassed a following on Instagram where she shares valuable information about holistic wellness. Dr. Beldini recently […]
Wonderful readers … we couldn’t be more excited to announce that the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been named a 2014 Military Friendly School® by G.I. Jobs magazine in recognition for our commitment to high-quality online education for military students. G.I. Jobs magazine is the premier publication for military personnel transitioning into civilian […]
Humans have utilized plants for healing for centuries. In fact, until the 20th century, pharmaceutical preparations originated from medicinal plants and other natural substances. Medicinal plants use the physical energy of the plant in the form of an active chemical constituent. Alkaloids, glycosides, saponins, and bitter principles are just a few of the constituents found […]
As our bus bumped along on the upward journey to the mountain village of Meenar on our way to where the last, largest remaining sandalwood forest is managed by the Kerala Forest Department, I was thrilled to spot what looked like black pepper clambering and twining over palms and other trees.
Our College president and founder, Dorene Petersen, is one of the most influential and significant forces in natural medicine over the past 30 years. She has brought increased science and rigor, as well as greater formal accreditation, to the areas of herbal medicine education, aromatherapy training, and other areas of complementary alternative medicine (CAM).
It’s a new year, which means new opportunities to learn and grow as students and holistic health professionals. How exciting! Before your spring schedule fills with to-do lists, I want to take a moment to chat with you about how to succeed.
Are the holidays already stressing you out? Don’t panic! Just go to your herbal medicine cabinet and reach for your tinctures. What?!? You don’t have any? Never fear … we’re here to help! Herbal tinctures are a staple in our herbal medicine cabinet, and an easy DIY project you can do at home. If you’re […]
We bet you can list tons of good reasons to make your own bath and body care products. Here are our top FOUR:
A member of Green America since 2000, American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) and the Apothecary Shoppe College Store have been re-certified as Green America Gold Certified Businesses. Green America’s vision is to “work for a world where all people have enough, where all communities are healthy and safe, and where the bounty of the […]
ACHS President Dorene Petersen Contributes to Rose! Herb of the Year 2012 Published by International Herb Association
Earth Day is every day! Learn more about the natural, green therapeutic benefits of the essential oil of Rose beyond smelling sweet.