College of Canada Holistic Natural Medicine

 

Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program

Our Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program was one of the first of its kind in complementary and alternative health care in Canada. The program offers many courses in both Holistic and Energetic Studies: Aromatherapy, Shiatsu Basics, Herbal Studies, Homeopathy, Chakra Studies, Reiki, Reflexology, Color Therapy and Medical Intuition to name a few.

Our practical, hands-on approach to learning also provides opportunities for students to do their own inner healing and embark upon a spiritual journal while studying.

 

What makes this program unique?

Unique integration of physical, holistic and energetic modalities and vibrational arts

Spiritual approach which forms the foundation for the program />

Opportunity for students to do their own inner healing and embark upon a spiritual journey while studying

A practical, hands-on approach to learning

All instructors are professionals actively involved in their practices and communities

Limited class sizes = more individual student support

More dedicated classroom hours

Large diversity of modalities, exceeding requirements of the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners

Many options to choose from: take the entire program; focused certificates, Individual Studies or one course at a time

 

Career Opportunities

A variety of career opportunities exist for graduates of the Holistic Health Practitioner Program. Graduates work as:

Holistic Practitioners in Clinics, Retreat and Wellness Centres, Spas, Cruise Ships and Holiday Resorts

Entrepreneurs and set up your own private practice or clinic with other practitioners or corporate on-site contracts

 

PROFESSIONAL TITLE: HOLISTIC HEALTH PRACTITIONER

Note: This program can also be taken for personal reasons only? for those who wish to gain holistic health knowledge and skills for themselves and their families.

 

Program Objectives

To train students with professional skills and provide them with practical and professional experiences in a variety of bodywork/energy work and holistic health care modalities.

To provide students with practical and professional experiences in these modalities to strengthen and anchor their abilities.

To complement and work synergistically with conventional medicine? not to act as a substitute for it.

To support students in the exploration of the intimate connection between body, mind and spirit in respect to physical health or illness, while examining the psychospiritual influences behind illness.

To introduce students to the basic requirements in business management, ethics and communication to allow for the development of a successful practice.

To assist students on their personal and spiritual journey in becoming a professional Holistic Health Practitioner.

 

CURRICULUM (2500 Hours)

Human Anatomy (300 Hours)

This course will teach the students the basic structure and composition of cells and organs. The specific functions and energetics of major points along these channels will also be examined in detail. This course continues to examine in detail the location and energetics of acupuncture points. This module presents acupuncture points along the urinary bladder, kidney, pericardium, triple burner, and gall bladder meridians.

Principles of Traditional Korean Medicine (200 Hours)

This course provides a foundation for the study of traditional Korean medicine (TKM). The course presents an overview of the theories and principles of TKM and examines the concepts of traditional treatments.

Physiology (150 hours)

This course presents an in-depth study of normal functions of the human body. At the beginning, the central concept of human physiology - homeostasis will be introduced in detail, followed by a full discussion of cellular physiology, neurophysiology, cardiovascular physiology, renal physiology, hematology and immunology, respiratory physiology, gastrointestinal physiology, endocrine physiology, and reproductive physiology.

Qi-Gong (40 Hours)

This is the foundation course to introduce students to principles and practices of qigong, the energy cultivation that is a slow and calming movement to promote body's circulation of energy (Qi). Students will learn methods and skills that can be applied to any form of Qi cultivation.

Human Pathology and Symptomology (100 hours)

Lectures provide detailed information on macro-and microscopic anatomy, embryonic development and physiological functions of the female reproductive system. Common disorders of the system, i.e. hormonal and menstrual alterations, infection and inflammation, benign and malignant tumors, sexual dysfunction, impaired fertility and gestational and placental disorders will be discussed.

Tuina (80 hours)

This course presents lectures, demonstrations and practice in the Korean method of therapeutic massage (Tui-Na). Students will learn the basic techniques of Tui-Na and specific application according to clinical conditions and traumatic injuries.

Buffalo Horn GuaSha Scraping Massage Technique (750 Hours)

Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’, Gua sha is defined as instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’ representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis. Raising sha removes blood stagnation considered pathogenic in traditional East Asian medicine. Modern research shows the transitory therapeutic petechiae produce an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single Gua sha treatment accounting for the immediate relief that patients feel from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, nausea and vomiting etc, and why Gua sha is effective in acute and chronic internal organ disorders including liver inflammation in hepatitis. The technique is applicable in any hands on therapeutic practice, and will be of particular interest to acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical therapists and any physician or nurse who work directly with patients.

Clean Needle Technique (40 hours)

This course provides training in asepsis and clean needle procedures in acupuncture practice. The Clean needle technique certification is required before a student is allowed to proceed to practice internship training in the Clinic.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid (20 hours)

This is the final supervised clinical practice of the program. Students review all knowledge and skills acquired to this point, and try to put all the taught treatment methods together to provide the treatment to patients in actual clinical cases.

Professional Development (20 hours)

This is the final supervised clinical practice of the program. Students review all knowledge and skills acquired to this point, and try to put all the taught treatment methods together to provide treatment to patients in actual clinical cases.

Clinical Observation and Practicum (800 hours)

This is also the final supervised clinical practice of the program. Students review all knowledge and skills acquired to this point, and try to put all the taught treatment methods together to provide treatment to patients in actual clinical cases.

 

** You can attend this program via on-line or practice it on your own