Natural Health Training Programs in Washington DC area

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Washington Institute of Natural Medicine:
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine is an accredited natural health care center conveniently located on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C, serving students in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The Washington Institute offers a wide range of natural healthcare career training programs that include Reflexology, Acupressure, Reiki, Holistic Health, Holistic Nutrition, Guided Imagery, Homeopathy and Naturopathy. Classes can be taken on-location or through online / distance learning. We also have satellite locations in Maryland: Rockville, Kensington and Gaithersburg.

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Natural Health Care Certification Programs:
Classes can be taken on-location or through online / distance learning.

- Aromatherapy Program:
Essential oils have been used for hundreds of years for ritual, perfume and therapeutic purposes. We offer levels 1-3 in Aromatherapy .

- Reflexology Program:
Learn about reflexology and how to use acupressure techniques in the hands and feet. Learn how to stimulate and balance organ systems by learning the mapping of the feet and hands.

- Acupressure Program:
Oriental Acupressure is a natural healing modality in which light to moderate pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the thumb, fingertips, palms, forearms and elbows. Acupressure helps balance the energies along the Oriental meridian systems.Levels 1-4 available.

- Reiki Program:
Level 1:  Learn about hands-on healing and caring for those with a variety of disorders through touch. Become aquainted with the history of healing, Reiki, subo points and how you can use this knowledge to care for others. This class will instruct students in the full treatment process. They will learn how to give a complete touch therapy session.

Level 2:  A variety of styles of energy healing techniques will be presented in this class. Learn about sending energy through the Chinese meridian systems.

Level 3:  Additional healing techniques and instructor training will be presented in this class. Students will receive further training in the healing arts.

- Holistic Health Program
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These Holistic Health Care classes are a broad overview of Natural Medicines and therapies. This program is designed to prepare the student in the following skills: Analysis (Traditional Chinese Observations, Iridology and Japanese Hara Study) and Natural Treatment (Herbal Medicine, Food as Medicine, Homeopathy, Supplements and Essential Oils).

The program also includes the study of ailments, which helps the student understand symptoms and how to use holistic methods of treatment. The student must complete seven levels. Each level is an independent module; therefore, the student may take them out of sequence except for Level VII (clinical).

- Holistic Laboratory Technology Program:
Prerequisite / Required Course Certifications:
- Holistic Health Care Level I to VII
- Holistic Nutrition Levels I to IV (Holistic Health I and Holistic Nutrition I is Anatomy and Physiology, only one of these classes is required)
- Written Exam

- Holistic Nutrition Program:
This course was designed as a prep course for students who choose to take a certification exam through the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association and the national exam given by the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. All four levels, homework assignments, and reading must be completed prior to sitting for the exam.

- Holistic Health / Naturopathy Program:
The Washington Institute of Natural Medicine offers a broad overview of natural remedies and therapies within its program. This program offers a hands-on component that will augment the classroom experience gained at other institutions. The 1000 hours of supervised clinical training is a part time program that is completed in approximately 36 months. An accelerated 24-month program can also be selected.

- Naturopathology Program:
Upon completion of the program the practitioner can be certified by the federal CLIA administration of the federal government by way of their local state health department. At that point the practitioner is approved to collect specimens and perform tests under their certification. In addition specimens can be collected to be sent to labs of advanced certification levels approved by CLIA.

- Naturopathic Philosophy Program:
The objective of this course is to exposes the students to the theories, ideas and principles of Naturopathy as utilized in the practice of Naturopathic Medicine. At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to iterate the basic fundamentals of naturopathic philosophy, answer the “naturopathic question”, and utilize naturopathic philosophy in their life as a guide.

- Body Wrap Training Program:
Learn the Body Wrap process, diet and sanitation process in this three-day class. Thirty practice hours are recommended in the proper development of the technique.

- Introduction To Crystal Chakra Balancing:
Learn about the Chakra System and how to balance this primary energy system of the body at an introductory level. The student will learn how to evaluate when the Chakra System is not operating efficiently. 

- Chinese Medicinal Herbs, Level 1 & 2:
Learn the principles and promises of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Qi and the four vital bodily humors, yin and yang, the five elements, meridians and causes of disease in relation to the most widely used Chinese herbs will be discussed. 

- Feng Shui Level 1 & 2:
Learn the way to use a bagua to create balance and harmony in any space. Understand how chi flows and how it affects you and your surroundings. Learn how clutter affects health and energy flow. Learn to personalize feng shui by using charting system. Learn how to use feng shui to promote health and prevent problematic areas in life.

- Foods For Health:
The Foods for Health class teaches the student the health benefits to foods when assisting clients in promoting optimum health. 

- Herbology (Medicinal), Levels 1-4:
Single remedy herbal treatments are presented in these beginning level classes. Learn how to treat common ailments. The class will discuss herbal history, constituents of herbs, and treatment of many common ailments. Advanced herbal pharmacology, the making of herbal tonics, and advanced herbal care of chronic health conditions will be presented in this class. Become aquainted with the natural substances in plants that influence healing.

- Master Herbalist Program:
This includes Herbal Medicine Levels 1-8. Completion of this program requires Holistic Nutrition Level I and II.

- Magnetic Therapy Program:
The use of magnets to balance human energies will be presented in this class. Lecture material will include the Oriental meridian systems and how to apply the magnets to these meridians and their acupoints. Also learn about history, appropriate strengths, north and south polarity, length of treatment, low energy detection, and magnetic application.

- Mind Body Medicine:
The history behind relaxation therapy and the beginning techniques used in visualization in the reduction stress, depression, and phobias will be presented in the course. The class will include lecture and practical experience. Visualization techniques, relaxation therapy, and eye focusing techniques are introduced in this class. These techniques promote relaxation, assist in phobias, and stimulate a positive thought process. It does not replace the care of a medical doctor.

- Supplements For Health Program:
The Supplements class presents the benefits to various vitamins, supplements and minerals. These supplements aid in the natural healing.

- Wellness Coaching Program

- Integrative Homeopathy Program

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American School for Professional Life Coaching
Courses / Programs
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University of Liverpool, Online
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Study from wherever you are!

University of Liverpool (UOL) offers over 30 fully online masters, doctorate degrees and one-year postgraduate certificates for Washington DC & global working professionals and students in the fields of Administration, Management, Finance, Information Technology, Psychology, Health, Education, Law.

Outstanding Reputation - Ranked in the Top 1% of Universities Worldwide*.

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• Many countries, including the US and Canada, accept the standard of degrees awarded by UK universities as equivalent to their own.

Testimonial:

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Courses / Programs
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