Why Study Herbal Medicine With Us?
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The motivation behind people wanting to learn about western herbal medicine is as varied as the subject itself. Whether you wish to pursue a career in natural healing or are looking to expand your knowledge so you can help friends and family, this course is suitable for everyone, regardless of age or academic ability!
Approximately 250 of the most familiar, useful and relatively-safe herbs are covered in this course. In Europe, most physicians prescribe herbal medicines along with, or instead of pharmaceuticals, whereas in Australia, many doctors are sceptical and some are downright hostile! As a result, most people’s medicine chests are filled with drugs that can often have undesirable side effects. Fortunately, this situation is slowly changing and herbal education allows people to take control of their health, by making their own decisions and choosing a more natural and healthy way of life.
What do our students learn?
As students progress through each of the 12 lessons, they begin to understand the wonderful world of natural healing in a more comprehensive way, enabling them to use their new-found herbal knowledge to suggest alternative ways of treating common complaints encountered in everyday life. However, this is just ONE step in their herbal journey! Before students can begin to learn which herbs to use for a myriad of health issues, they need to know how to use the herbs accordingly. Contained in the preface is vital information on the many different types of herbal products and their applications – some can be prepared in your own home, while others are best purchased commercially.
How can students apply the practical knowledge they learn through ASOHM?
Students will be able to analyse health problems, consider natural remedies and dispense herbal advice with confidence. Western herbal medicine will soon become a valuable addition to their future health regime and to that of their friends and family. At the Australian School of Herbal Medicine, we believe there is so much more to healing than a visit to the doctor and yet another prescription – the knowledge gained through our course enables students to experience the joy that results when health problems are solved through the use of herbs.
Where our course can lead you!
Due to severe side effects of many modern medicines, a large number of people are turning to the plant kingdom for natural remedies that work in harmony with the body, instead of suppressing its natural process and function. After the successful completion of all 12 lessons, each student receives a Certificate of Fundamental Herbology to display with pride. Many enjoy our course so much that they are keen to go on to further study and some even decide to pursue a professional career within the healthcare industry, and we are more than happy to direct them accordingly!