Introduction to complementary and healing practices and opportunities to explore these practices. The cultural context of healing traditions and specific practices such as Chinese medicine, energy healing, mind-body healing, healing environments, spirituality and healing, naturopathy, homeopathy, manual therapies, and integrative nutrition will be examined.
- Differentiate between allopathic and complementary and integrative health care.
- Describe the differences between spirituality and religion.
- Explain the role of honesty, gratitude, services, faith, attitudes, attention, and healing spirituality.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the elements and implications of mind-body modalities, including relaxation, meditation, hypnosis, biofeedback, and imagery.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the elements and implications of manual therapies, including osteopathic medicine, chiropractic, massage, energy work, therapeutic touch, and other forms of bodywork.
- Discuss the elements of a basic diet and a therapeutic diet.
- Discuss the common themes of herbalism.
- Describe issues related to the use of herbs, antioxidants, and phytonutrients in integrative medicine.
- Describe the elements and implications of energy healing.
- Describe the elements and implications of Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and Qi cultivation.
- Describe the benefits of humor and ways to cultivate humor.
- Explain the elements and implications of Ayurvedic medicine, including the theoretical foundations, therapeutics, and pharmaceutics.
- Describe the theoretical basis and methodology of homeopathy.
- Describe the theoretical basis and methodology of naturopathy.
- Describe the key elements of healing environments.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the elements and implications of holistic stress management, including health assessment, exercise, stress responses and reduction measure, aromatherapy, and work-life balance.
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