College of Canada Holistic Natural Medicine

 

Natural Medicine Program

Korean herbal medicine is the central discipline of traditional Korean medicine, and is becoming increasingly well known in Canada. Natural Medicine program is a comprehensive program carefully designed to lead beginning students to the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency necessary to become a successful independent health care provider whether as an individual practitioner or as part of a team of health care providers designed to prepare the student for a successful career practicing Oriental Medicine. The program combines both classroom and practical study that includes the philosophy, theory and clinical application of Oriental and Western medicine. Oriental Medicine courses include classical diagnostic approaches, holistic, herbal medicine, nutrition, tuina medical massage and Qi Gong exercise therapy.

 

THE GOAL of STUDY

The clinical phases of the program prepare students to utilize the knowledge, both theoretical and technical, that is acquired in the classroom. The clinical education is directly supervised by experienced and licensed practitioners of Oriental Medicine. Students begin their clinical career as an observer and gradually work toward independently treating patients as an intern. The program gives students the opportunity to apply their treatment skills and knowledge in a practical manner.

Through the clinical externship program, students are provided additional experience in collaborative biomedicine settings. Over the course of the clinical education, students develop skills and synthesize their knowledge in an experience that will prepare them for a successful professional career in healthcare. Through the study of these courses, students gain a solid foundation for clinical practice.

 

WHY STUDY NATURAL MEDICINE PROGRAM?

In recent years, the healing properties of natural herbs have received wide public attention and medical validation in the West. In Korea, on the other hand, the therapeutic powers of herbal remedies have been universally accepted and applied for thousands of years. Medicinal herbology has been developed and refined by Korean doctors over many centuries.

Now with a growing recognition in the West of the healing powers of Korean herbs, there is an increasing demand for trained herbal practitioners. This dramatic increase in wanting an alternative to western medicine has created new career opportunities. In fact there is such a growing demand to use herbal medicine that these days, patients expect health practitioners (in all fields) to have at least some basic knowledge of herbs.

 

EMPLOYMENT POSSIBILITIES

- Own and operate your own private clinic as CNMCO
- Work in an established clinic.
- Work with other health care professionals
- Supervise clinics and manage other therapists in a clinic
- Become an instructor or teacher in CNMCO

 

CURRICULUM (2000 Hours)

 

Medical Korean (300 Hours)

The course emphasizes terminology used to describe Traditional Korean Medicine concepts, as well as the recognition and understanding of philosophical aphorisms, point names and common phrases of Traditional Korean Medicine.

Fundamental Traditional Korean Medicine Theory (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.

TKM Nutrition (450 hours)

This course presents general concepts for the use of nutrition as a treatment modality in Traditional Korean Medicine. The differential diagnosis and symptom/sign complex for various diseases are reviewed, and diet/nutritional treatment approaches - including herbal stews and soups - are presented.

Western Medicine and Herbal Interactions (210 hours)

This course focuses on the basic biomedical principles related to adverse and beneficial interactions between Korean herbs and Western medicine. The course also examines the pharmacological effects of various Korean herbs from a Western medical perspective.

Korean Herbal Medicine (150 hours)

Korean herbology is the world's most sophisticated medical herbal system. Through the study of courses offered in our herbology curriculum, students receive a solid working knowledge of more than 400 individual herbs as well as more than 150 classical and modern formulas.

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.

Lymph Therapy Business (40 hours)

This course includes basic management concepts of practice management to help in the operation of a successful Lymph Therapy practice. Topics include bookkeeping, taxation, marketing, advertising techniques, public relations, and goal setting. This comprehensive business management curriculum prepares new Lymph Therapy practitioners to build and operate their own businesses.

Self-Care & Development (40 hours)

Students and the general public may schedule Lymph Therapy appointments with certified practitioners. On the first Saturday of the month, clinic sessions are available with students. There is sometimes a limited availability for free sessions during our Lymph Therapy classes.

TKM Treatments (20 hours)

Courses provide students with clinical knowledge of diagnosis, differentiation and treatment of various diseases through the study of internal medicine, external medicine, gynecology and TKM pediatrics. In these courses, students learn how to diagnose diseases and their patterns using the theories they learned from TKM foundations and diagnostics, as well as both herbal and holistic treatments for those patterns of disease.

Professional Development (90 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 (400 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