Complementary therapies are holistic healing practices used in conjunction with traditional Western medicine. Complementary therapies include a spectrum of interventions that are often, but not always, preventative in nature. Such interventions are of growing interest to conventional health care practitioners as well as their patients. A study in the Journal of American Medical Association (Vol. 164 No. 9, May 10, 2004) shows that almost 42% of adult patients use some form of complementary therapy.
The Complementary Healthcare courses include many interventions not generally considered part of conventional medicine. As a body of knowledge, the series is comprehensive and covers traditional Chinese medicine, biofield therapies, herbalism, and more. The courses can be used to support a new career path, to broaden knowledge within an existing career, or to simply learn more about your health and how to preserve it.
Call an advisor for more information at 802-656-2085 or send an email
Other courses to consider:
ENVS 95 Intro to Herbalism, Raab
PBIO 195 Medicinal Plants, Combest
NFS 195: Environmental Cooking, Belliveau
HLTH 096 Survey of Complementary Therapies
ENVS 095 Introduction to Herbalism
HLTH 109 Energy Medicine
HLTH 141 Healing Touch Level I (1 Credit Hr)
HLTH 142 Healing Touch Level II (1 Credit Hr)
HLTH 143 Healing Touch Level III (1 Credit Hr)
HLTH 195 Happiness, Mindfulness & Health
PBIO 195 Medicinal Plants
HLTH 195 Meridians, Organs & Systems (1 credit)
NFS 195 The Energy of Foods: Applying Chinese Medical Theory to Nutrition
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Overview: As more Americans recognize the value of a holistic, preventative approach to health, they are seeking alternative therapies to supplement or even replace conventional medical treatment.
Consumer demand has propelled a $40 billion industry in acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage therapy, naturopathy, homeopathy, vitamin therapy and mind-body techniques. Herbal remedies themselves bring in $10 billion each year.
A study released in 2008 by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the National Center for Health Statistics found that 38 percent of adult Americans and 12 percent of children use some form of complementary or alternative therapy. Another study by the Macy Foundation found that Americans make 600 million visits yearly to complementary and alternative practitioners, more than the number of visits to their primary care physicians.
Careers: Acupuncturists, massage therapists, aromatherapists, reflexology therapists, herbalists and general natural health practitioners work independently or in association with chiropractors, naturopathic and homeopathic doctors, physiotherapists and other professionals in holistic medicine. Other venues for employment include fitness clubs, resorts, health spas and cruise ships, in addition to traditional health clinics and hospitals that incorporate Eastern-influenced medicine into their practice.
More information: call 800-639-3210 or 656-2085, or email.