Introduction to Natural Health and Healing (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Learn how to promote wellness, balance, and health in daily life as the various stages of health and illness are explored along with discovering how true health, means wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit.
Would you like to learn more about natural health but don’t know where to start? In this course, we’ll discuss the various stages of health and illness, and you’ll discover that true health means wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit.
Using a variety of methods like diet, hydrotherapy, positive attitude, relaxation, yoga, chiropractic, natural remedies and more, you’ll explore way to achieve total health in mind, body, and spirit. By the end of this course, you’ll have begun taking charge of your own health and healing!
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.
- PC: Windows 8 or newer.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
1 Principles of Natural Healing
The first lesson will introduce you to the principles of natural healing and the various stages of health and illness. You will begin to understand that true health means wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit. You will put together a personal health journal that will help you self-evaluate your current lifestyle. Throughout the course, you will be able to use this to observe how your behaviors can affect your health.
This lesson focuses on naturopathy and its basic philosophy—seeking ways to help your body to heal itself. Then you will learn a valuable breathing technique that can enhance your heath. Finally, you will learn the value of hydrotherapy, diet, biorhythms, and fasting.
3 Power of the Mind
This lesson explores ways to use the power of the mind and the placebo effect in this lesson. You will begin to understand the power that your mind can have in healing your body. You will learn about brain function tests, visualization, and relaxation therapies. Then you will discover the power of belief.
4 Nutrition and its Healing Effects
This lesson will teach you to look at nutrition and its healing effects. You will explore basic nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and free radicals. You will learn what basic requirement you need to promote a healthy diet. Then you will learn how to develop menus to improve your health.
5 Herbal Healing
In this lesson, you will briefly explore the history of herbal healing. You will have the opportunity to identify the most popular herbs and learn ways to prepare herbal mixtures. Then you will explore herbal charts to help you to understand some of the most beneficial herbal remedies.
This lesson explores aromatherapy. You will not only learn about its benefits, but also how to blend oils for medicinal uses. You will discover how to make and use poultices, compresses, tinctures, and infusions. You will also utilize essential oil charts to help you create wonderful blends.
7 Body Therapies
In this lesson, you will discover the wonders of body therapies as you explore many of the most popular therapies and their benefits. You will learn massage techniques, osteopathy, chiropractic, T'ai Chi, reflexology, and yoga. You will discover why the main theme of body therapies is to regain and maintain balance and well-being.
8 Natural Energy Fields
In this lesson, you will learn all about natural energy fields. You will discover how energy can be manipulated using magnets, TENS, Feng Shui, and Therapeutic Touch. You will learn how to center your consciousness, and you will have the opportunity to try energy modulation. You will even find out how to feel your own energy between your hands!
This lesson will teach you how to identify pollutants in your environment. You will discover indoor pollutants and ways to clean indoor air. You will learn about methods to purify your drinking water and allergy proof your indoor spaces. This lesson will help you gain an understanding of the relationship between your immune system and the health of your surroundings.
10 Use of Natural Remedies
In this lesson, you will discover how to use natural remedies for common emergencies, illnesses and injuries. Some of the topics covered include treatments for cuts, bruises, fractures, burns, breathing emergencies, fainting, and travel illnesses.
11 Light, Color, and Music
In this lesson, you will begin to understand the effect that light, color, and music can have on your mood and behavior. You will learn how to heal and relax by using practical applications of these therapies. You will be able to use energies that are inherent in light, color, and sound to improve your overall well-being. The lesson will also address using chakras and colored light in healing.
12 Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Factors
In the final lesson, you will continue to learn how physical, emotional, and spiritual factors make up your whole being. You will begin to understand the impact that these three sectors of your life can have on your stress level and healing rate. Once you make that connection, you will begin to take charge of your own health and healing! Finally, you will learn what to expect when going to a natural heath therapist.