Students enrolled in the herbal medicine correspondence course will gain a strong foundation in the history and principles and practices of worldwide herbal medicine. This course is unique because it encompasses the world’s major cultural traditions of natural medicine, providing you with a diverse breadth of knowledge in Chinese, European, Native American, and Ayurvedic medicine as well as European and North American Herbology.
Herbalists are in great demand these days as many people have experienced or witnessed first-hand the harmful effects of many pharmaceutical drugs and medical procedures, and are wanting to try a safer and more natural approach with herbal medicine. While Brandon Raynor’s Massage and Natural Therapies School acknowledges the need for some prescribed drugs or surgery in the event of extreme cases, in general we believe that using herbs in a holistic manner may be more appropriate for treating a person and not just their symptoms. For instance, many pharmaceutical drugs acknowledge the effectiveness of herbs, whereby they isolate one component in a plant known as the active ingredient, then concentrate it into a ready-to-use form that a doctor can administer. These drugs contain highly concentrated amounts of the active ingredients, more than their natural counterpart, and therefore produce faster results. Unfortunately, the higher dosages and quicker results typically lead to unwanted and harmful side effects too. Each year thousands of people die from the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs when doctors could have provided less dangerous, but effective herbal treatment plans over a course of time. By the end of your course, you will know how to use various herbal practices to support optimal health for you and your clients.
Major topics covered:
- Basic anatomy and physiology
- How to identify and utilise plant parts
- Usage of herbs to assist in the aid of preventing and curing diseases
- Herbal philosophies & traditions from the East and the West, modern and ancient
Upon completion of this course, you will be a certified planetary herbalist. A planetary herbalist varies from most other herbalists because they are not limited to one cultural practice, instead they are able to utilize wisdom from a wide range of cultures, using one or more herbal traditions to treat or prevent a disease. By having a broad herbalist education, you will have more success in being able to adapt and/or combine a herbal treatment for your clients.
Price: AUD $795 (Not including cost of textbooks)
Duration: 12 months to complete
Correspondence Course: Self-paced with access to instructor tutor
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The Herbal Medicine Correspondence Course is an intensive and in depth herbology course that can be used as a stand alone course or combined with other courses to make you a more holistically minded herbalist. The Planetary Herbology Course is one of five sections of our Holistic Naturopathy Diploma course. Completing this course will also give you credit if you want to go on to complete our Naturopathic program.