WELCOME TO THE DNM – DIPLOMA OF NATURAL MEDICINES

Welcome to the Diploma of Osteopathy manual practice Course outline:

Programs

NEC-NMH I

Natural Medicine Healing I – Holistic Practitioner (NMH-I):

Common healing modalities include Lifestyle, Diet, Herbs and Nutrition.
  • 100 hrs classroom theory & practical teaching.
  • 100 hrs supervised mentorship (incl. 10 hrs final clinical exam).
  • 100 hrs documented case studies.
  • 300 hrs workbooks, email lectures, independent study, home assignments and written examination.
Diploma granted: Natural Medicine Healing (600 hours total training)
Please note: This diploma program requires students to attend 15 hours of lectures in-class and complete approximately 5 hours of homework every week for 25 weeks comprised of email lectures, independent study and home assignments.

Course Breakdown

Part 1 – Holistic Healing: Foundation Principles; Therapeutic Action.
Part 2 – Human Body Systems: Anatomy & Physiology of Body Systems, Skeletal, Muscular, Urinary, Digestive, Reproductive, Immune, Lymphatic, Circulatory, Respiratory, Endocrine & Nervous Systems; Blood Cells, Anatomy Exam.
Part 3 – Holistic Health & Diet: Holistic Health & Diet Part I & II; Supplementation in Healing; Health & Sickness Oriental View.
Part 4 – Botanical, Nutritional & Lifestyle Healing: Botanical Healing; Nutrition Basics; Nutritional Healing; Lifestyle Healing.
Part 5 – Natural Healing Protocols: Intro to Healing Modalities; Natural Healing Protocols; Healing Foods; Rx for Diabetes; Pre-diabetic State.
Part 6 – Ethics & Clinic Practice: Ethics of Practice; Personal Health History Handout; Personal Health History & Practicum.

Reading Materials

  • Essentials for Health and Wellness (2ndedition) by Edlin, Golanty & McCormack Brown. Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN-13: 978-0763709099.
  • Holistic Medicine: A Meeting of East & West by Henry Edward Altenberg. Publisher: Japan Publications Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0870409028.
  • Natural Health, Natural Medicine: The Complete Guide to Wellness and Self-Care by Andrew T. Weil. Publisher: Mariner Books. ISBN-13: 978-0618479030.
  • The Wellness Encyclopedia of Food and Nutrition by Sheldon Margen et al. Publisher: Penguin Random House. ISBN-13: 978-0929661032.
  • The Nutritional Bypass: Reverse Atherosclerosis Without Surgery by David W. Rowland. Publisher: Rowland Publications. ISBN-13: 978-1896651026.
Natural Medicine Therapy II (NMT-II): Common healing modalities include Lifestyle, Diet, Herbs and Nutrition.
  • Prerequisite: NHM-I.
  • 600 hrs classroom theory & practical teaching.
  • 300 hrs mentorship / externship (incl. 10 hrs final clinical exam).
  • 300 hrs documented case studies & synopsis.
  • 800 hrs workbooks, email lectures, independent study, home assignments and written examination.
Diploma granted: Natural Medicine Therapy (2000 hours total training) Please note: This diploma program requires students to attend 15 hours of lectures in-class and complete approximately 15-20 hours of homework every week for 60 weeks comprised of email lectures, independent study and home assignments in addition to mentorship hours.
Course Breakdown
Part 1 – Natural Medicine Healing: Natural Medicine Therapy Review; Definition of Principles and Practice of Natural Therapy.
Part 2 – Client History & Examination: SOAP Notes-Vital Signs-Physical Assessment.
Part 3 – Clinical Nutrition: Minerals in Disease Management; Free Radicals and Antioxidants; Essential Fatty Acids; Heart, Joint, Women’s & Men’s Health; Dietary Fiber, GERD, Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Chronic Renal Failure, and Liver Disease; Understanding Common Drugs and Drug Nutrient-Interactions; Detoxification and Drainage.
Part 4 – Minerals & Trace Elements Therapy: Biomedicine; Mineral Therapy; Combination Salts; Magnesium Primer; Schuessler Salts.
Part 5 – Coaching for Natural Medicine Therapists: Towards wellness; Intervention for Sleep and Weight Control.
Part 6 – Medical Terminology: Intro to Medical Lingo; Medical Dictionary, Medical English ref.
Part 7 – Natural Medicine Synopsis: Student synopsis of Natural Healthcare (samples provided).
Reading Materials
  • Essentials for Health and Wellness (2ndedition) by Edlin, Golanty & McCormack Brown. Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN-13: 978-0763709099.
  • Holistic Medicine: A Meeting of East & West by Henry Edward Altenberg. Publisher: Japan Publications Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0870409028.
  • Vitamins, Minerals and Trace Elements by Anton Jayasuriya et al. Publisher: Medicina Alternativa Institute.
  • Clinical Psychology by Anton Jayasuriya et al. Publisher: Medicina Alternativa Institute.
Natural Medicine Practice III – Traditional Medicine (NMP-III): This program is designed for practitioners with previous healthcare training who wish to become competent in traditional medicine practice. Graduates of this program will have comprehensive knowledge of TM/CAM and will be able to assess the health of their clients and provide appropriate treatment for both curative and preventative healthcare.
  • Prerequisite: NHM-I.
  • 500 hrs classroom theory & practical teaching.
  • 300 hrs mentorship / externship (incl. 10 hrs final clinical exam).
  • 300 hrs documented case studies & synopsis.
  • 800 hrs workbooks, email lectures, independent study, home assignments and written examination.
Diploma granted: Natural Medicine Practice(TM) (1900 hours total training) Please note: This diploma program requires students to attend 15 hours of lectures in-class and complete approximately 15 hours of homework every week for 60 weeks comprised of email lectures, independent study and home assignments in addition to mentorship hours.
Course Breakdown
Part 1 – History & Practice: History of Traditional Medicine in India; Discussion of Traditional Medicine; Southern Asian Systems of Medicine; Terminologies & Definitions used in Oriental Medicine, A – Z of Traditional Medicine.
Part 2 – Sciences, Modalities & Treatment Principles: Cleansing the Indian Medicine Way; Diseases, Disorders & Therapeutics; Healing with Plant Medicine – Spagyric; Integrating TMCAM; Overview of Integrative Therapy.
Part 3 – Esotericism: Integrated Low Dose Medicine; Aura Anatomy; Esoteric Anatomy; Liquid Anatomy©.
Part 4 – Eastern Meditative Arts: Eastern Mysticism; Energy Exercises; Energetics: Systems and Therapy; Energy Medicine Classification.
Part 5 – Natural Medicine Protocols: Healing for Allergies & Mood Disorders; Factors for Weight Management; Lifestyle Changes for Better Sleep; Natural Medicine Healing; Side Effects of Pain Relievers; Natural Medicine Supplementation for Pain; Natural Healing in Inflammatory Conditions; Natural Remedies for Pain.
Part 6 – Efficacy in Botanical Medicine: Herbal Medical Terms; Basic Herbs; Herbs in Modern use; Herbs: Chinese Medicinal, Chinese Materia Medica; Interference of Herbs with RX; Herbal Medicine for Pain; Botanical Medicine Level I & II.
Part 7 – Clinicals: Practicum / Placement.
Part 8 – Natural Medicine Thesis.
Reading Materials
  • A – Z Reference Book on Herbology pdf
  • A-Z Guide to drug-herb-vitamin interactions by Lininger, Austin, Batz, Gaby & Brown. Publisher: Three Rivers Press. ISBN-13: 978-0761515999
  • Herbal Tonic Therapies by Daniel B Mowrey. Publisher: Gramercy. ISBN-13: 978-0517182413
  • The New Age Herbalist: How to Use Herbs for Healing, Nutrition, Body Care and Relaxation by Richard Mbey. Publisher: Simon & Schuster. ISBN-13: 978-0020633501
  • The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook: A Home Manual by James Green. Publisher: Crossing Press. ISBN-13: 978-0895949905
  • The Way of Herbs by Michael Tierra. Publisher: Pocket Books. ISBN-13: 978-0671724030
  • Holistic Medicine: A Meeting of East & West by Henry Edward Altenberg. Publisher: Japan Publications Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0870409028.
  • The Wellness Encyclopedia of Food and Nutrition by Sheldon Margen et al. Publisher: Penguin Random House. ISBN-13: 978-0929661032.
  • Vitamins, Minerals and Trace Elements by Anton Jayasuriya et al. Publisher: Medicina Alternativa Institute.
  • Clinical Psychology by Anton Jayasuriya et al. Publisher: Medicina Alternativa Institute.
Course Name: Key Components:
AT: Alternative Therapy Theory & Principles, Holistic Health, Lifestyle Management, Energy Systems, Protocols
NT: Nutritional Therapy Nutritional Symptomatology, Botanicals, Holistic Diet, Clinical Nutrition, Supplementation
Medical Terminology, Physical Dysfunction & Disorders, Therapeutic Modalities & Techniques, Safety & Legal issues, Health Records
NH: Natural Health Assistant Medical Terminology, Health Records, Infection Control, Patient Interaction, Nutritional Support, Strategies, Skills & Concepts for Health Support