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Holistic Health

Achieve an understanding of complementary wellness practice and therapy foundations that are growing in recognition and acceptance by those concerned with healthy living. Explore the wisdom of using wellness systems as a complement to current western health care practices. Our classes will help you examine practical applications for adopting these practices in your own personal or professional life for good health or to assist others in achieving optimum wellness.

Clinical Herbalism

Herbal medicine is an emerging field offering many professional opportunities as an entrepreneur, Holistic Health Practitioner, Wellness Coach, teacher or herb cultivator and more. 

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Clinical Herbalism Certificates

Cultivate your desire to learn about nature’s hidden treasures

Due to the growing interest in herbalism, our certificates were developed to bring you traditional wisdom considering modern lifestyles. The Level 1 certificate is for the budding herbalist. Courses provide the foundational knowledge and skills for use personally and professionally. Our Level 2 certificate will dig deeper into specific and relevant topics at an intermediate level with applications for herbalism professional practices.

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Our precious ones, babies and toddlers, need to be handled with care when they feel ill. How can we safely and naturally care for their little bodies? Explore some useful remedies for common childhood ailments that are readily available in your pantry or garden. This information is valuable not only to the layperson but also to allied health professionals and herbalists.

Note: This section is open to everyone.

38026 | TBA

FRESH LOOK - Holistic Health: Herbalism for Kids

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Many health practitioners recommend herbal and supplement protocols, medical professionals prescribe drugs, and individuals purchase many over-the-counter products. In this class you will learn about common pathologies, the mechanism of actions of selected cardiovascular, pulmonary, psychiatry, analgesic, neurology and condition specific drugs and their herb or supplement interaction/contraindication as well as herbal and supplements adjuvants to specific conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, asthma, depression and anxiety, pain, Alzheimer's, diabetes etc. This class is designed to teach the layperson as well as health care professional and the information provided can put to immediate use. Required textbook: Herb Contraindication and Drug Interactions, Francis Brinker, ND, 4th Editon ISBN-13: 978-1888483147; student purchases from a vendor of their choice.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

38266 | TBA

Clinical Herbalism 103

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This course provides health care professionals and interested community members a basic foundation in Medical Herbalism. Students will explore the basic concepts of herbal terminology, botany, and medicinal uses of herbs for different systems of the body. Topics will include herbal preparations and regulations, plant identification, herb-drug interactions, cultural diversity and traditional techniques in diagnostics and medicinal uses of herbs. Required Text: Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy by Heinrich, Barnes, Gibbons and Williamson (ISBN 9780702033889) 2nd Edition - Student purchases through vendor of their choice

Note: Eligible for UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

38261 | TBA

Clinical Herbalism 101

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Fall 2018
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Full disclosure, informed consent, confidentiality, professional courtesy, environmental commitment are just a few of the things required by the Code of Ethics by the American Herbalist Guild. In this class you will learn the terms, be exposed to experts in business practices and ethics, as well as networking and social media skills. This class is necessary for students wishing to establish a reputable herbal practice.

Note: NOTE: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

38273 | $389

Ethics of Herbal Medicine - FAA‐PD

10/22/18 - 12/3/18
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Sonia Masocco, LDT, C.AY, CAH
CE South Building

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Clinical Case Studies is designed specifically for students that have completed clinical herbalism level I. In this class the students acquire advanced understanding of the principles and practices of clinical herbalism through discussion of client based etiology, pathology and treatment. Case studies selected from a clinical practice concerning cardiovascular, pulmonary, psychiatry, pain and specific pathologies will be presented and students will be required to devise herbal protocols, discuss indications, contraindications and drug/herb interactions with specifics as to form of preparation and posology of the herbs or preparations ultimately selected. This class requires participation and commitment. Required text: Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2015 Professional Desk Reference Edition, by Richard J. Hamilton, MD, FAAEM, FACMT, FACEP (7th Ed, 2015 Paperback, Publisher: Tarascon) ISBN-13: 9781284075083. Student purchases from a vendor of their choice.

Note: This course is eligible for UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

38272 | TBA

Clinical Case Studies in Herbalism

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Food as Medicine
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Future Ayurveda Certificate Courses
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The goal to have wellness, free of ailments and disease is at the core of Ayurvedic practices. As your knowledge of Ayurveda deepens, you will study six factors that influence good health in this course. As one of the world's oldest medical systems, Ayurveda originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country's traditional health care systems. The concept of Kayachikitsa, which is the equivalent of internal medicine in the contemporary western system references the Sanskrit word 'kaya' meaning body, and 'chikitsa' meaning 'treatment.' You will learn, under these guidelines, about treatments that grounded in the qualities of the body or person rather than the symptoms or disease. Factors of health and wellness are sustained when the mind, body and spirt are complete according to the Ayurveda principles. Ayurveda is recognized by the National Health Institutes/Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH/NCCAM) as Alternative Medicine, a complete medical system.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

38283 | TBA

Chikitsa: the 6 major factors of health and wellness

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Connect with other cancer patients and survivors during an educational, interactive workshop focused on healing your mind, soothing your body and learning to live your best life. You'll leave this workshop with new tools to help you adjust emotionally, spiritually and physically to your new normal as a cancer survivor. This course features a range of topics that will benefit cancer patients still undergoing treatment, cancer patients who have completed treatment, long‐term cancer survivors, and caregivers.

Note: Two people enrolling together will both receive a discount with phone registration.

38360 | $85

Living with Cancer Together - FAA‐PD

10/19/18 - 11/2/18
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Amy Gundelach, RN, BSN, OCN
CE South Building

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This course provides a fundamental understanding of research studies in evidence‐based treatments or protocols for medical, behavioral health or substance‐related and addictive disorders. Participants will learn how to locate research studies using the PubMed database. Specific search strategies for finding the most relevant research papers will be demonstrated. Participants will also learn how to determine the quality of a study. An overview of data presentation and the basic types of data analyses used in research studies will be presented so that those without a statistics background will have a general understanding of the research results. NOTE: All sessions will be remote from your computer. You will be sent the log in information after your enrollment. Use of a headset and microphone is recommended. A web camera is preferred but optional. Required book to be purchased by students from a vendor of their choice. How to read a paper: The basics of evidence based medicine. (5th ed.) by Trisha Greenhalgh(2014) ISBN‐13: 978‐1118800966.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

38698 | $79

Take Charge of Your Health: Finding and Understanding Medical Research to Navigate Treatment Options. - FAA‐PD

10/30/18 - 11/13/18
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Julie Staples, Ph.D.
Online Course

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