Campus and Apothecary Shoppe
5005 S. Macadam Ave.
Portland, OR 97239
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PST
This course guides students in the fundamental principles of naturopathy or natural therapeutics. Emphasis is placed on the science and philosophy of healing using a variety of techniques that are in harmony with nature and the individual client. The varied techniques that a Holistic Health Consultant employs are covered, focusing on the desired outcome to increase the natural vitality of the client and bring the system back into balance. We examine the belief fundamental to natural healing that the human body contains a strong power to heal itself. While examining this belief we also look at how the Holistic Health Consultant is able to stimulate this power by instructing each client in how to maintain health once it is achieved, increasing vitality and building up one’s resistance through improved nutrition and a harmonious lifestyle.
Describe the symptoms and causes of a range of common ailments related to the systems urinary, respiratory, reproductive, nervous system and special senses, lymphatic, immune, and endocrine including: Cystitis, prostatitis, kidney stones, pyelonephritis, asthma, colds and influenza, bronchitis, emphysema, hay fever, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menopause, candidiasis, migraine, stroke, sinusitis, conjunctivitis, lymphangitis, lymphadenitis, tonsillitis, anemia, goiter, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, adrenal exhaustion, and diabetes mellitus.
Evaluate when to refer clients to their healthcare provider for diagnosis of the above ailments.
Create holistic protocols for the above ailments that address the client’s wellness goals overall, including lifestyle changes, nutrition, herbal supplements, dietary supplements, reflexology, cell salts, homeopathy, and color therapy as appropriate.
Utilize principles of natural therapies to enhance your holistic protocol skills in clinical practice, healthcare education programs, or retail environments.
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Last updated 11/4/19
None – Prior or concurrent anatomy & physiology training is recommended
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.