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ETHNOMEDICINE

DESCRIPTION

 

Ethnomedicine is a system that applies both art and science to help the human body to restore it's health and well-being. It utilises traditional remedies to activate the immune system. Herbs are used for cleansing, elimination and detoxification. Some are used to stimulate the body's self-healing capabilities to counteract physical symptoms, whilst other may be used as a tonic to help the body's immunity.

The human body easily assimilates nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antibiotics and hormonal substances from plants to obtain both food and medicine. Ethnomedicine is a healing modality for chronic problems. With the skillful selection of herbs, a profound transformation in health can be effected without the danger of the unpleasant side-effects inherent in drug-based medicines. Plants have a direct impact on physiological activity and by knowing what body processes one wants to help or heal, the appropriate herb or plant action can be selected.

 

 

UPGRADE REQUIREMENTS

 

 

 

ETHNOMEDICINE PRACTITIONER 
D.Emed

 

Register:
TRADITIONAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER 
Category:
HERBALIST

 

MODULE 1: Category: HERBALIST : Ethnomedicine Practitioner  Study Hours
Unit Name of Course Days Class Home & Practical Total
           
101 Basic Hypnosis - Trance State Therapy 4 32 18 50
106 African Healing Philosophy 2 16 4 20
110 Nutrition & Lifestyle 4 32 30 62
117 Pathophysiology 6 48 32 80
119 Iridology 5 40 80 120
120 Herbs / Ethnobotany 1&2 4 32 48 80
121 Herbs / Ethnobotany 3&4 4 32 48 80
122 Herbs / Ethnobotany 5&6 4 32 48 80
122 Herbs / Ethnobotany 7&8 4 32 48 80
122 Herbs / Ethnobotany 9&10 4 32 48 80
122 Herbs / Ethnobotany 11&12 4 32 48 80
122 Herbs / Ethnobotany 13&14 5 40 48 88
           
  TOTAL 50 400 500 900

 

 

 

CPD - Continued Professional Development Study Hours
30 Hours per annum required by EPASA, HEPASA & IMDHA
Unit Name of Course Days Class Home & Practical Total
           
105 Ethnopsychology 4 32 28 60
106 African Healing Philosophy 2 16 4 20
107 Life Coaching 1 2 16 14 30
108 Hypnoanesthesia & Pain Management 2 16 4 20
109 Signs & Symptoms 2 16 4 20
110 Nutrition & Lifestyle 4 32 30 62
109 Advanced Soul & Past Life Regression 2 16 0 16
110 Divination & Higher Consciousness 4 32 18 50
121 HIV/Aids Counselling 2 16 0 16

 

THE PRACTICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF ETHNOMEDICINE

 


Ethnomedicine is a specialist area that is not restricted to describing "exotic" healing practices, but it actually offers practical help in everyday clinical medicine. Thus, Ethnomedicine facilitates communication with patients from all walks of life. Moreover, an Ethnomedical Practitioner's observations and analysis within the scope of Ethnomedicine's understanding of the inherent conceptions held by their patients, with regard to illness and therapy, has heightened the medical and nursing fraternity.

Thus, these practitioners are better equipped to pinpoint and respond to their patient's needs. Ethnomedicine is considered to be an unbiased science by it's proponents.




CONSULTATION



Ethnomedicine practitioners treat the individual holistically and will consult the root cause of their illness. Different herbal remedies are prescribed for each patient's specific needs. Remedies can be taken in a variety of ways, such as tinctures, capsules, infusions and ointments, depending on which herbs are being used and what condition is being treated.

 

 

 

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