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Study western herbal medicine and gain superior knowledge in all areas of alternative health training and herbal healing. We proudly offer 12 lessons in our herbal medicine course online that are designed to help you gain the skills required to be an informed herbalist.
At ASOHM we believe in providing online herbal education in a supportive, non-competitive environment that is set to your own pace. Enrol with us today!
Outline of Natural Medicine Course
Lessons direct from the Australian School of Herbal Medicine (ASOHM)
At the Australian School of Herbal Medicine, you can learn about the age-old benefits of natural alternate medicine and how it can help you with herbal healing for overall well-being. Also, in cases of ailments or any pains which you may have been suffering from for a very long time, natural medicine is an excellent way to heal these illnesses. The online course on natural medicine has been prepared and is conducted under the supervision of the natural herbs and alternative medicine expert Hilde Hemmes and her team.
Course outline of the 12 herbal medicine lessons:
Lesson 1 — Fundamentals of Herbal Medicine
It is estimated that more than 80% of the population in the world’s developing nations rely almost exclusively upon herbs for their wellbeing. Learn about the fundamentals western herbal medicine and herbal healing, including the identification, growing, collection and drying of herbs.
Lesson 2 — Health and Disease
Learn about the different philosophies and concepts of health and disease throughout the ages and how they led up to the modern medicine of today. In this lesson, we explore the human body as a complex mechanism including cellular, biochemical processes.
Lesson 3 — Gastro-Intestinal System
Why is digestion important for breaking down food into nutrients? How does the body use it for energy, growth and cell repair? Where and how do we obtain nutrients? Find out about over -activity and under-activity of the digestive system, diseases in the gastro-intestinal system and relevant herbal treatments.
Lesson 4 — Urinary System and Skin
Find out more about both the urinary system and skin, as well as the herbal treatments for common disorders for both. In this lesson we investigate the other major role that kidneys play in regulating substances in the blood, alongside why the skin is considered an organ of elimination.
Lesson 5 — Respiratory System
Oxygen is the most important nutrient for the body. Take this lesson to find out more about what happens when oxygen enters the respiratory system, what organs belong to the respiratory system, along with their corresponding functions. Learn more about how the respiratory system works and the most beneficial herbs for respiratory health.
Lesson 6 — Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
The cardiovascular system, including the lymphatic system, has many functions and can even play a vital role in the defence of the body against hostile micro-organisms. In this lesson, you will learn how to maintain a healthy heart and blood vessels, the importance of lifestyle, diet and exercise, as well as herbal remedies for the cardiovascular system.
Lesson 7 — Nervous System and Sensory Organs
Discover the importance of the nervous system, why it must never cease “communicating”, and what happens if it does. In this lesson we explore how and why the nervous system keeps us in touch with both internal and external environments, as well as the most healing and beneficial herbs for the nervous system and sensory organs.
Lesson 8 — Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
Did you know that there is a collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep and mood? Any disturbances in this system may require herbal treatment using specific herbs. We discuss the major glands that make up the endocrine system, as well as the substances called hormones.
Lesson 9 — Musculo-Skeletal Systems and Skin Complaints
The human framework is a masterpiece of design and engineering, and its primary function is to support the body, allowing motion and protecting vital organs. After completing this lesson, you will have a greater understanding of how the musculo-skeletal system works and what it’s comprised of, as well as the recommended ways to heal common skin disorders using the application of herbs.
Lesson 10 — Pain, Symptoms, and Recovery
Find out how healthy skin and mucous membranes prevent absorption of microorganisms into the bloodstream. This lesson covers inflammation, infections, fever, immunity and pain, which is always an alarm indicating tissue damage. We explore the body’s various defence systems, as well as the corresponding beneficial herbal analgesics.
Lesson 11 — Acute and Chronic Disorders
In this lesson, acute and chronic disorders that affect the quality of life are covered. Prevention of most diseases involves the health of body, mind and spirit, as does the ability to recover. You’ll find out why only a few people die of old age in our culture and what factors can delay the ageing process.
Lesson 12 — Prevention and Cure
Our bodies have a remarkable ability to prevent and cure health issues. Chronic illnesses are an indication that the vital force can no longer restore balance to the body without certain changes, aided by dietary and herbal treatment, to cleanse the tissues and allow healing to occur. Learn how we can assist these adjustments by supplying adequate nutrients to the body and removing metabolic wastes.