The Science of Natural Healing – Part 3 Course
|These are the specifications of the Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine’s
The Science of Natural Healing – Part 3 course:
|1. Awarding Institution / Body:||Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine|
|2. Teaching Institution:||Online and distance learning, with tutor support|
|3. Programme Accredited by:||School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA|
|4. Final Award||Compulsory course for students enrolled in the Bachelors in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine|
|5. Programme title:||The Science of Natural Healing – Part 3 course|
|6. Course Code and level:||BNHM6017|
|7. Duration of programme:||One trimester or 12 weeks|
|8. Total number of study hours:||Equivalent to 6 US credits or 90 clock hours of study|
|9. Enrollment requirements:||Students enrolled in the Bachelors in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine|
|10. Enrollment date:||First Year, Third Trimester|
|11. Fees:||Full payment: €300 euros; Installment plan: €105 per month for 3 monthly payments.|
The Science of Natural Healing – Part 3 course consists of a series of 6 videos consisting of:
1 – Stress and the Mind-Body Connection
In the first of three lectures on stress, you investigate the body’s stress response. Study the three stress hormones, the physiological changes they produce, and the unhealthy effects of both acute and chronic stress. Also track the psychological impact of stress, and stress’s effects on the immune system and aging.
2 – Turning Stress into Strength
Your response to stress is intimately related to how you view the world. In learning to neutralize stress, map your own emotional life and consider research on the effects of positive emotions. Then learn a technique, using focused breathing and imagery, for reaching a positive feeling state and disarming the stress response.
3 – Meditation, Yoga, and Guided Imagery
Mind-body techniques are now shifting the paradigm of Western medicine. Learn practical ways to use them in your own life, and review their remarkable clinical effects, including the use of meditation for lowering blood pressure, yoga for treating spinal problems, and mantra repetition in treating post-traumatic stress disorder.
4 – Natural Approaches to Mental Health
Holistic medicine also offers many avenues for responding to issues of mental health and well-being. Here, explore research on the role of nutrition and nutrient deficiencies in depression and bipolar disorder. Consider holistic approaches to treating depression, including the specific uses of diet, exercise, herbal remedies, and light therapy.
5 – Biofield Therapies
“Biofield” or energy therapies, although controversial, show ample evidence of a positive impact on health. Study the principles of acupuncture, tai chi, homeopathy, and Healing Touch, as well as clinical data on their use in treating a spectrum of conditions, including pain, stress, and cardiac disease.
6 – The Power of Love
This lecture poses the question, “Do personal relationships affect health?” Review the extensive clinical research correlating supportive parental, spousal, and social relationships—as well as optimism—with more favorable outcomes for major diseases.
All of the materials are supplied online and in downloadable .pdf files, with assignment questions and final exam, all taken online.