Learning Objectives

After completing the course you will able to:

Chapter 2: Meet Your Health Care Team of the Future

1. Enunciate the six basic principles that guide the three traditional medicine approaches.

2. Compare and contrast the basic tenets of homeopathy, Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine in their separate approaches to healing.

Chapter 3: Cracking the Code of Chinese Medicine

3. Using the traditional Chinese medicine approach, make an assessment of eleven common symptoms of illness, form a diagnosis and prescribe a herbal formula for therapy.

4. As followed by Chinese medicine practitioner, describe the somatic and psychic functions of the five organ networks-liver, heart, spleen, lung and kidney and their usual patterns of distress.

5. Observe the four primary conditions-heat, cold, dampness and dryness-presented by a patient and suggest dietary modifications to bring balance in the body.

Chapter 4: Chinese Medicine

6. Describe the immune system enhancing qualites of five Chinese herbs: astragalus, isatis, codonopsis, schisandra and ginseng.

Chapter 5: Your A-Z Guide to Making Natural Remedies

7. Make a list of dozen essential herbs that one should stock in one's natural medicine chest.

8. List several common conditions (such as anxiety bronchitis, colds, diarrhea, ear infections, nausea, sore throat, etc.) and their causes, and prescribe natural remedies.

9. List certain health problems and injuries which require the attention of a healthcare practtioner.

Chapter 6: Treating Common Health Problems Naturally

10. Suggest natural therapy options that inolve diet, supplements, herbs,

homeopathy and aromatherapy to treat such common women health problems as premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps, urinary tract infections, fibrocystic breast, vericose veins and vaginal yeast infection.

Chapter 7: The Chinese Way to Women's Health

11. Explain the principles of traditional Chinese medicine in treating women's health problems.

Chapter 8: Homeopathic Remedies for Women

12. Suggest homeopathic remedies for common health problems of women, such as PMS, moodiness and irritability, cystitis, vaginitis, menopasual hot flashes and menopausal mood swings.

Chapter 9: Maternity Medicine

13. Suggest homeopathic remedies for a pregnant woman.

Chapter 10: Can You Take Herbs During Pregnancy?

14. List four herbs particularly recommended by herbalists that are safe for pregnant women.

Chapter 11: The Natural Health Guide to Children's Health

15. For certain childhood illnesses_colds and flu, fever, ear infections, sore throats, and diarrhea and stomachaes_suggest natural alternative therapies and contrast them with conventional medicine.

Chapter 12: 26 Herbs for Better Health

16. List 26 herbs, describe their properties and indicate their uses to cure common illnesses.

17. List various forms of herbs and their applications.

Chapter 13: 5,000-Year-Old Medicine for Today's Colds and Flu

18. Discuss traditional Chinese medicine approach to treating colds and flu.

Chapter 14: Say Good-bye to Colds and Flu

19. Describe the role played by three herbs_echinacea, astragalus and goldenseal_in the treatment of colds and flu.

Chapter 15: Antibiotic Protection Without Antibiotics

20. Descrbe the adverse effect on the body's immune system caused by the misuse and overuse of antibiotics.

Chapter 16: Plants as Antibiotics

21. List various plants_echinacea, astragalus, goldenseal, berberine, etc._and their immune-stimulating properties.

Chapter 17: Plants as Medicines

22. Describe the use of St. John's wort for its antidepressant qualities.

Chapter 18: The New Generation of Antioxidants

23. Descrbe the role played by free radicals and antioxidants in the body's immune system.

Chapter 19: How to Use Vitamins and Minerals as Home Remedies

24. Describe how the right supplements can be used to treat indigestion, poor concentration, insomnia and other common ailments.

25. Describe how extra vitamins and minerals can help you to strengthen weak links in your individual body chemistry to reduce your chances of developing a serious illness.

Chapter 20: Immune-Building Wonder Herbs

26. Understand the science behind five important immune-stimulating herbs: echinacea, astragalus, ligustrum, shiitake mushrooms and licorice.

Chapter 21: Power Up Your Immune System

27. Explain how stress, sugar, obesity, alcohol, insufficient rest and undernourishment can compromise your immune system.

Chapter 22. Enter the Energy Zone

28. Explain how body uses carbohydrates, fats and proteins to manufacture energy.

29. Recommend the correct proportions of the three types of nutrients for high energy throughout the day.

30. Describe how various minerals_magnesium, potassium, zinc and chromium_ contribute to the body's energy processes.

Chapter 23. Power Up with High-Energy Herbs

31. List 2 herbs that should not be used in large, ongoing amounts due to their overstiumlating properties.

Chapter 24. Four Steps to Relieving Ear Infections Without Antibiotics

32. Describe 4 steps to relieve ear infection in young children without the use of antibiotics.

Chapter 25. Natural Stress Relief

33. Describe the body's response to stress and break it down into the three phases.

Chapter 26. Soothe Your Frazzled Nerves

34. List 7 herbs known to relieve stress, induce better sleep and generally relax the mind and the body.

Chapter 27: Natural Remedies For Depression

35. Describe some common natural remedies using vitamins, minerals, and amino acids for depression.

Chapter 28: Lifting the Fog of Depression

36. List 8 symptoms that may help determine if one is suffering from depression.

Chapter 29: How to Sharpen Your Mind

37. Explain how brain processes thoughts and memories, and discuss the opinion of several experts as to the effectiveness of herbs and nutrients in enhancing brain power.

Chapter 30: Keep Your Circulatory System Healthy

38. Discuss the properties and applications of 4 herbs_ginkgo, bilberry, centella and butcher's broom_in increasing the blood flow through the vascular system and heal circulatory disorders.

Chapter 31: Nights of Peaceful Slumber

39. Describe the normal sleep pattern for adults and make 6 specific suggestions for insomniacs.

40. List four best-researched herbs for insomnia and calming nerves.

Chapter 32: Getting the Sleep of Your Dreams

41. List various causes of insomnia and suggest natural remedies to induce peaceful night slumber, and contrast the actions of natural medicine with conventional prescription drugs.

Chapter 33: Melatonin: A Cure For All?

42. Discuss various claims made with regards to the beneficial effects of melatonin and weigh the available evidence to suggest its effectiveness in treating salient disorders.

43. Answer questions regarding the action, dosage, timing, side effects and drug interactions of melatonin.

Chapter 34: How Cleansing Can Improve Your Health

44. Understand 7 ways herbs stimulate cleansing.

45. Classify herbs into 7 categories depending upon their action and list common herbs for each category.

46. List 7 natural substances commonly used to help detoxify the liver.

Chapter 35: The Basics of Detoxing Your Liver

47. Describe the six-step detox program for safe, gradual cleansing of the liver and gastro-intestinal tract.

Chapter 36: Herbs & Nutrients For Weight Loss

48. Indicate 3 herbs and nutrients for their weight loss properties.

Chapter 37: Echinacea for Dummies

49. Describe the basic benefits of echinacea and answer a patient's questions concerning its dosage and administration, potency, combination with other herbs, and toxicity.

Chapter 38: Medicinal Mushrooms

50. List 3 varieties of mushrooms and describe their medicinal values.

Chapter 39: Health Benefits of Algae

51. Describe the healthy benefits of algae.

Chapter 40: New Uses for Aloe Vera

52. Describe the most common application of aloe vera.

Chapter 41: Mint as Medicine For Your Whole Family

53. Describe the beneficial effect of peppermint and spearmint to relieve nausea, vomiting and stomach discomfort.

Chapter 42:. The Healing Power of Garlic

54. Describe the wide-ranging healing powers of garlic including its beneficial effects on the heart and its antibacterial abilities.

Chapter 43: Zinc: The vital Immune Nutrient

55. Describe the role played by zinc in boosting the body's immune system.

Chapter 44: Ten Drugs I Would Never Take

56. List 10 synthetic drugs and provide alternative natural remedies to cure common maladies.

Chapter 45: Herbal Remedies for 30 Common Conditions

57. Discuss how herbs work as preventive medicine and point out similarities and dissimilarities between the way herbs and over-the-counter medicines work.

58. Propose herbal remedies for 30 common conditions.

Chapter 46: Superherbs

59. Describe the concept of superherbs and contrast their action with other "specific-action" herbs.

Chapter 47: Stocking Your Herbal Medicine Chest

60. Describe the biochemical reaction, application, and side effects of various herbs.

Chapter 48: Six Hormones

61. For the following six hormones, list their common usage and suspected risks, and identify the most likely ways to naturally increase their levels in the body: estrogen, testosterone, pregnenolone, DHEA, melatonin, and growth hormone.

Chapter 49: Ephedra: Potent Herb, Potential Problem

62. Discuss the side effects caused by ephedrine.