Overall Diploma Description
The Diploma in Herbal Medicine – Year Two program is unique in that it delivers 3 different types of herbal structures, young buds, mature plants and ―blood’ of plants. Students will learn how to use and apply all 3 variations.
Medical Herbalism is a foundational textbook on the scientific principles of therapeutic herbalism and their application in medicine. Based on the author’s more than twenty-five years of herbal practice, it contains comprehensive information concerning the identification and use of medicinal plants both by chemical structure and physiological effect, the art and science of making herbal medicine, and the challenge to current research paradigms posed by complex plant medicines.
Gemmotherapy is derived from the Latin ―gemma,‖ (bud), and Greek ―therapeia‖ (medical treatment). Gemmotherapy is a modern medical intervention focusing on the cause of disease. Its remedies are a type of extremely potent herbal products manufactured principally from embryonic tissue of various trees and shrubs; but also from seeds, catkins, rootlets and sap.
Aromatherapy is the study and use of powerful anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial essential oils for other related therapies to enhance wellness and promote deep relaxation. This program integrates advanced therapeutic methods for a more comprehensive healing effect. They are considered the ―life-blood‖ of the plant world.
After attaining the Diploma in Herbal Medicine, the successful graduate can apply to the Canadian Examining Board of Healthcare Practitioners (CanadianExaminingBoard.com) for the designation CCHP Certified Clinical Herbal Practitioner.