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Naturopathic Principles and Practice

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE 511

Naturopathic History and Philosophy.

This course is a survey and introduction to the history and philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine as a distinct healing art as well as its fundamental roots: Botanical Medicine, Nature Cure, Physical Medicine, Hydrotherapy, Homeopathy, Energy Medicine and Ancient Healing systems from around the globe.  We will also explore the politics of medicine, women and healing, psychoneuroimmunology, the philosophy of vitalism and mechanism, shamanic and entheogrenic healing and encourage students to "live their philosophy" incorporating the precepts of Naturopathic medicine into their lifestyles.

2 lecture hours, 2 semester credits

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE 512

Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine.

Naturopathic philosophy recognizes when the conditions for health exists, healing will prevail.  Traditional water therapies, herbs, homeopathy, physical medicine, and nutrition when properly utilized, can facilitate the self-healing process within the body.  Students will gain a confidant understanding of the science and art of practicing naturopathic medicine, learn how to address underlying root-causes of illness while recognizing, developing and integrating their individual healing talents.

1 lecture hour, 1 semester credit

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE 519E

Fundamentals of Ayurvedic Medicine

This course covers the basic concepts of Ayurvedic Medicine, the natural science of body-mind healing.  Ayurvedic body-type, balanced and unbalanced state, Ayurvedic life-style, Ayurvedic cleansing (panchakarma) customizing the health plan to suit the unique body constitution and commonly used Ayurvedic herbs. Elective

2 lecture hours, 2 semester credits

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE 521

Introduction to Natural Therapeutics.

Nature acts powerfully through healing mechanisms in the body and mind to maintain and restore health.  Students will receive a more in-depth utilization of naturopathic methods and medicinal substances which work in harmony with the human system, thus facilitating long-lasting health and recovery.  In addition to employing various natural medicines, students will gain an important perspective of the vital force and its role in the healing process, when used in conjunction with naturopathic principles.

1 lecture hour, 1 semester credit

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE 811

Practice Management I.

Students are taught the current procedural practices for the operation of a private practice. In addition, the practical aspects of operating a practice as a small business are discussed. Students are encouraged to begin thinking about their personal career path in naturopathic medicine. Prerequisites: CS611, CS622.

2 lecture hours, 2 semester credits

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE 821

Medical Jurisprudence and Ethics.

This course covers the basics of law as it applies to medical practice. Informed consent, confidentiality and professional liability are discussed in detail. Naturopathic licensing laws in various jurisdictions are contrasted and compared along with an in depth review of the practice act in Connecticut. Prerequisite: PS712.  

1.5 lecture hours, 1.5 semester credits

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE 822

Practice Management II.

This course introduces the student to the business procedures and practice used in the successful operating of a business. Prerequisite: PP811.

1.5 lecture hours, 1.5 semester credits

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