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Nutritional Herbalism: Learn How Herbs Work Within Your Body

Description

Designed for the beginning herbalist, this course will help you understand “Herbal Energetics” – Why and How to use Herbs.

As Alternative Health goes mainstream the need to understand these alternatives has increased. Natural doesn’t always mean Safe. Just because herbs are natural, you must not automatically assume that they are safe for you. No two people are alike and according to your body`s individual needs some herbs could cause a health problem. In this course we will examine the different actions that herbs take within the body and who should and should not use certain herbs.

This online herbal course will help you to choose which herbs (that you hear about in the national news) are right for you. I will also offer you links to items on the web that we can use in our discussions. Your active involvement and participation in this course is the key to success and you should view the course as an open forum for the expression and application of ideas and theoretical arguments.

Outcomes

•The student demonstrates his or her knowledge by taking a weekly quiz at the end of each class.
•By dialoguing with the facilitator as needed and dialogue with the return of the weekly quiz.
•By performing satisfactorily on the final exam.

Assessment

By the end of the semester, students in this course should possess the following knowledge and skills:

•Be able to identify different herb forms.
•Be able to discuss the nutritional benefit of herbs and have a good understanding of how they act within the body.
•An understanding of the main body systems and which key herbs best support them.
•Will be able to expand on the forces of Yin/Yang through the Western “Four Element” model; Hot & Cold and Wet & Dry. These learned theories will expand your understanding of herb energies or their direction of action.
•An understanding of plant personalities and their therapeutic uses.
•Have the ability to put together a general three-step herb therapy program with the ability to choose a maintenance, acute illness or chronic illness approach.
•An understanding of the Nature of Disease (not just the symptoms)the balance or harmony/disharmony between our constitution and the environment.

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