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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Herbology Program Jan 15, Sat

 


Become a Master Herbalist
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

Master Herbalist Certification Program

Special - $195.00 per level 
 Regular Price - $225.00 per level

Live Online or On Demand Online 
through Adobeconnect
   
Continuing education and prep class for Certification through the 
 American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)

HNC2 – Principles of Nutrition, Jan 15, Sat
Saturday January 15, 2022
 
All lecture classes can be taken Live Online or on demand.  On demand classes are pre-recorded and taken at your convenience. 
 Classes are from 10am to 3pm "Live-online" using Adobeconnect
Makeup classes are On Demand online using Adobeconnect upon request

Perfect for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Child Care Providers, Geriatric Care, and 
New Aspiring Nutritional Consultants!
Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Class Dates, 2022

Each level special $195
through Adobeconnect
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Master Herbalist Certification

Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online
through Adobeconnect

HNC2 – Principles of Nutrition, Jan 15, Sat
MHC1 – Treating Body systems & Detoxification, Jan 30, Sun
HHC3- Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine, Feb 5, Sat
MHC2 – Treating Body systems: Reproductive, Nervous, Immune and Circulatory, Feb 13, Sun
HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines, Feb 26, Sat
MHC3 – TCM & Ayurvedic Herbs, Feb 27, Sun
MHC4 – Phyto chemistry, March 13, Sun
MHC5 – Plant Identification, March 27, Sun
MHC6 – Vit / Drug / Herb interactions, April 10, Sun
MHC7 - Business procedures Clinical, April 24, Sun

To register call 202-237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540


Master Herbalist Program

Herbal Medicine Level 1: System Affinity/Terminology
History and philosophy of Western Herbal medicine, medical, herbal and botanical terminology. Herbal sources and formulations, How to use herbal medicine safely, Benefits of compounding herbs, Holistic approach and Constitutional herbalism, Treating body systems-Respiratory system, Urinary system, Musculo-skeletal system, Skin, hair and nails, and Eyes and ears health. Completion of Holistic Health Care 3- exempt from this level

Herbal Medicine Level 2: Treating Body Systems and Detoxification
Treating body systems – Digestive system, Circulatory system, Nervous system, Respiratory system,. Food protocol to use when on a cleanse, In-depth study of detoxification to rid the body of pollutants. Detoxification protocol for candida albicans and other parasites
Completion of Holistic Health Care 2- exempt from this level


Herbal Medicine Level 3: : Introduction to Eastern Herbal Medicine
Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine &Tongue analysis. Student will learn the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the principles of using herbs. Learn how to analyze the tongue to determine imbalances.

Herbal Medicine Level 4: Phytochemistry/Research
Herbal phyto-chemistry of several most popular specific herbs
Herbal phyto-chemistry of tonic nervines.
Herbal treatments for diabetes, and arthritis
Herbal treatments for cancer, nervous disorders and digestive disorders.    

Herbal Medicine Level 5: Plant Identification/Harvesting:
A detailed study of botany in relation to herbal medicine. Plant anatomy, identifying,
cultivating and harvesting herbs. Students will learn how to make their own herbal remedies, including healing balms, lotions, teas, syrups, oils, tinctures, and more.
Discuss the entire process of preparing herbal medicines at home. Discuss methods of growing, gathering, and drying herbs, to different ways of extracting their vital essences. Students will be expected to send in a sample of a homemade remedy during their final grading.

Herbal Medicine Level 6: Vitamin/Drug/Herb Interaction
Students will learn how to avoid making mistakes when using natural supplements and common medications together. Drugs that deplete the body’s essential nutrients. Herbs that help prescriptions work better, or reduce drug side effects.
Herb and drug contraindications.


Herbal Medicine Level 7: Business Procedures Jurisprudence & Clinical procedures
Student will learn the forms to use to interview the client. What questions to ask and how to determine what recommendations to make based on the client’s answers.
Students will learn how to set up their own practice and how to avoid legal complications. Standard disclaimer forms will be presented, which should be used while practicing any aspect of herbal medicine.           


“Master Herbalist” certification is comprised of 7 Levels
Each Level is 5 contact hours which includes 2 to 3 hours of homework
The student will receive a certification after the completion of all 7 levels, completion of the ANHA

take-home exam and completion of Holistic Nutrition Level 2 and 3.

Books Required for Master Herbalist Program
Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann
Planetary Herbology by Michael Tierra
The Herbal Medicine –Maker’s Handbook by Green
Business Mastery by Sohnen-Moe
Suggested but not required
How to be your own Herbal Pharmacist by Linda Rector Page
Prescription for Herbal Healing by Phyllis Balch

    The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health in Maryland.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine can teach classes in Maryland. 

District of Columbia General Business Licensed with the following endorsements: Education Services, Apprenticeship Training,
Exam Preparation and Tutoring, Educational Support Services

Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
  
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners 

Approved by the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA) which is a peer review organization for professional natural health care training institutions.

Student review - "Dr. Jen did a fantastic job, she is a wise, intuitive healer with a vast knowledge and experience!" Melisa M. Miner

Call to register: (202) 686-8202, (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540 

Friday, December 10, 2021

Herbology Program Jan 15

 


Become a Master Herbalist
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

Master Herbalist Certification Program

Special - $195.00 per level 
 Regular Price - $225.00 per level

Live Online or On Demand Online 
through Adobeconnect
   
Continuing education and prep class for Certification through the 
 American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)

HNC2 – Principles of Nutrition, Jan 15, Sat
Saturday January 15, 2022
 
All lecture classes can be taken Live Online or on demand.  On demand classes are pre-recorded and taken at your convenience. 
 Classes are from 10am to 3pm "Live-online" using Adobeconnect
Makeup classes are On Demand online using Adobeconnect upon request

Perfect for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Child Care Providers, Geriatric Care, and 
New Aspiring Nutritional Consultants!
Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Class Dates, 2022

Each level special $195
through Adobeconnect
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Master Herbalist Certification

Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online
through Adobeconnect

HNC2 – Principles of Nutrition, Jan 15, Sat
MHC1 – Treating Body systems & Detoxification, Jan 30, Sun
HHC3- Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine, Feb 5, Sat
MHC2 – Treating Body systems: Reproductive, Nervous, Immune and Circulatory, Feb 13, Sun
HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines, Feb 26, Sat
MHC3 – TCM & Ayurvedic Herbs, Feb 27, Sun
MHC4 – Phyto chemistry, March 13, Sun
MHC5 – Plant Identification, March 27, Sun
MHC6 – Vit / Drug / Herb interactions, April 10, Sun
MHC7 - Business procedures Clinical, April 24, Sun

To register call 202-237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540


Master Herbalist Program

Herbal Medicine Level 1: 
System Affinity and Terminology as related to herbs and essential oils. The study of history and philosophy of Western Herbal Medicine including medical, herbal, and botanical terminology. The student will learn how to use essential oils and herbal remedies safely. Ailments of the Digestive system, Circulatory system and Respiratory system will be discussed.

Herbal Medicine Level 2: 
Detoxification: In-depth study of detoxification to rid the body of pollutants, Candida albicans and parasites. System affinity of herbs continued.

Herbal Medicine Level 3: 
Phytochemistry/Research: The study of herbal phyto-chemistry of several most popular healing herbs, their uses, ratings, safety issues, dosage, and research behind the plant. Herbal treatments will be discussed for over several medical conditions including: cancer, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, and arthritis.

Herbal Medicine Level 4: 
Eastern Medicine Traditional Chinese Medicine is the second-largest medical system in the world after Western Medicine. The student will learn how use Tongue Analysis and Hara Analysis. Ayurvedic Medicine, the traditional medical system of India, is the third largest medical system in the world. The study of these ancient methods of healing will help incorporate ancient knowledge to modern herbal medicine.

Herbal Medicine Level 5: 
Plant Identification/Harvesting: A detailed study of botany in relation to herbal medicine. Plant anatomy, identifying, cultivating and harvesting herbs. Students will learn how to make their own herbal remedies, including healing balms, lotions, teas, syrups, oils, tinctures, and more. Well also discuss the entire process of preparing herbal medicines at home, from methods of growing, gathering, and drying herbs, to different ways of extracting their vital essences. Students will be expected to send in a sample of a homemade remedy during their final grading.

Herbal Medicine Level 6: 
Vitamin/Drug/Herb Interaction - Students will learn how to avoid making mistakes when using natural supplements and common medications together. The A-Z guide will teach students which drugs can deplete the body's essential nutrients, which help prescriptions work better, or reduce drug side effects, and which herbs and drugs should never be taken together.

Herbal Medicine Level 7: 
Business Procedures Jurisprudence: Students will learn how to set up their own practice and how to avoid legal complications. Standard disclaimer forms will be presented, which should be used while practicing any aspect of herbal medicine.

Herbal Medicine Level 8: 
Case Studies practical consultation with five individuals, write up each case and document recommendations.

Completion of this program requires Holistic Nutrition Level I and II.

Books Required for Master Herbalist Program
Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann
Planetary Herbology by Michael Tierra
The Herbal Medicine –Maker’s Handbook by Green
Business Mastery by Sohnen-Moe
Suggested but not required
How to be your own Herbal Pharmacist by Linda Rector Page
Prescription for Herbal Healing by Phyllis Balch

    The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health in Maryland.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine can teach classes in Maryland. 

District of Columbia General Business Licensed with the following endorsements: Education Services, Apprenticeship Training,
Exam Preparation and Tutoring, Educational Support Services

Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
  
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners 

Approved by the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA) which is a peer review organization for professional natural health care training institutions.

Student review - "Dr. Jen did a fantastic job, she is a wise, intuitive healer with a vast knowledge and experience!" Melisa M. Miner

Call to register: (202) 686-8202, (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Nutrition Program Jan 8

 

WINM

Become a Health Educator/Nutritional Consultant    
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

Health Educator/Holistic Nutrition Program
Prep for Holistic Nutrition Certification, Health Educator Registration
and Board Certification through the American Association of Nutritional Consultants

Special - $195.00 per level 
 Regular Price - $225.00 per level

Live Online
through Adobeconnect
 
Continuing education and prep class for Certification through the 
 American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)

Level 1, Anatomy & Physiology
Saturday January 8, 2022
 
All lecture classes can be taken Live Online or on demand.  On demand classes are pre-recorded and taken at your convenience. 
 Lecture Classes are from 10am to 3pm "Live-online" using Adobeconnect
Makeup lecture classes are On Demand online using Adobeconnect upon request

Perfect for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Child Care Providers, Geriatric Care, and 
New Aspiring Health Educators/Nutritional Consultants!
Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Class Dates, 2022
Holistic Nutrition Certification (HNC)
Health Educator Registration

Each level special $195
through Adobeconnect

HHC1 - Anatomy & Physiology, Sat Jan 8

HNC2 - Principles of Nutrition, Sat Jan 15

HNC3 - Nutrition and Body Chemistry, Sat Jan 29

HNC4 - Fats and Sugars, Sat Feb 12

HNC5 - Meal Planning Guidelines, Sat Feb 26

HNC6 - Counseling & Clinical, Sat Mar 12


To register call 202-237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540


Holistic Nutrition Certification (HNC)
Class Descriptions

HHC Level 1: Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology
This level familiarizes the student with each system of the human physiology and introduces the world of medical terminology. This level will help the student understand the client’s description of symptoms and understand physician’s diagnosis.
Paper Back Test Books Required:
Atlas of the Human Body – by Takeo Takahashi
 Or How the Body Works – by Editor – Dr. Peter Abrahams

HNC Level 2: Principles of Nutrition
Learn the nutritional needs of the human body which includes macro and micro nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants.
Paper Back Book Required:
Diet and Nutrition – by Rudolph Ballentine (HNC2 & HNC4)

HNC Level 3: Nutrition & Body Chemistry
The student will learn the effect of the twenty-one chemical elements on colon health, how soft tissue is built, the importance of electrolytes and the importance of bone builders and blood builders.
Paper Back Book Required:
Guide to Body Chemistry and Nutrition – by Bernard Jensen (HNC3 & HNC4)

HNC Level 4: Carbohydrates & Fats
The student will learn the truth about the different types of fats and sugars and how they affect our body.
Paper Back Book Required:
Diet and Nutrition – by Rudolph Ballentine (HNC2 & HNC4)

HNC Level 5: Meal Planning Guidelines
The student will learn dietary planning for optimal health for both adults and children and healing for chronic ailments.

HNC Level 6: Counseling & Clinical
The student will be supervised by a Naturopath while working with clients. Hand out recipes for clients to try.
Paper Back Book Required:
Healthy Healing by Linda Page (HNC4, HNC5 & HNC6)
 
Each level includes Contact Hours: 6 (6 CEs per Level),  Homework Hours: 4
The student must complete six levels. Each level is an independent module; therefore, the student may take them out of sequence except for Level VI (clinical). After the completion of the program a student can sit for an exam with the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association.

Optional Books
Prescription for Nutritional Healing - by Phyllis Balch
 Putting it All Together – by Hoffer and Walker
 Herbal Healing for Children – by Demetria Clark
 Enzymes: The Key to Health – by Howard Loomis
Heal with Amino Acids – by Sahley and Birkner

    The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health in Maryland.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine can teach classes in Maryland. 

District of Columbia General Business Licensed with the following endorsements: Education Services, Apprenticeship Training,
Exam Preparation and Tutoring, Educational Support Services

Approved for continuing education through the American Alternative Medical Association

Prep for Board Certification through the American Association of Nutritional Consultants

Accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners 


Approved by the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA) which is a peer review organization for professional natural health care training institutions.

Student review - "Dr. Jen did a fantastic job, she is a wise, intuitive healer with a vast knowledge and experience!" Melisa M. Miner

Call to register: (202) 686-8202, (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540

Monday, December 6, 2021

Holistic Health Program Jan 8

 

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

Holistic Health Care Certification Program
Live Online

Starting
Saturday January 8, 2022
HHC1 - Anatomy & Physiology (level 1)
10 am to 2 pm, Regular Price $225.00 for level 1
Special $195.00 per level

Perfect for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Child Care Providers, Geriatric Care, and 
New Aspiring Holistic Practitioners!

Iridology - the study of the Iris

------------------------ Japanese Hara Analysis

Complete Holistic Certification Program Dates
10 am to 2 pm

HHC1 - Anatomy & Physiology, Sat Jan 8, 2022
HHC2 -Pathology & Detox, Sat Jan 22, 2022
HHC3 - Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine, Sat Feb 5, 2022
HHC4 - Homeopathy & Energy Medicine, Sat Feb 19, 2022
HHC5 - Iridology & Japanese Hara, Sat March 5, 2022
HHC6 - TCM Principles & Meridian Theory, Sat March 19, 2022  
HHC7 - Pulse & Tongue, Sat April 9, 2022 
HHC8 - Clinical I, Sat April 23, 2022
HHC9 - Clinical II, Sat March 14, 2022
HHC10 - Clinical III, Sat March 28, 2022


Holistic Health Care Certification
Class Descriptions

HHC Level 1: Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology
This level familiarizes the student with each system of the human physiology and introduces the world of medical terminology. This level will help the student understand the client’s description of symptoms and understand physician’s diagnosis.
Required book:
How The Body Works edited by Peter Abrahams

HHC Level 2: Detoxification and Pathology of Disease
Learn the holistic or naturopathic perspective of disease. Learn the importance of detoxification and various detoxification protocols.
Required books:
The Naturopathic Way by Christopher Vasey, N.D.
Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch
 Suggested readings:
Dr. Jensen's Guide to Better Bowel Care by Dr. Bernard Jensen
Liver Cleansing Diet by Sandra Cabot, M.D.

HHC Level 3: Aromatherapy and Herbal Medicine
The student will learn how to use essential oils and herbal remedies safely.
Ailments of the Digestive system, Circulatory system and Respiratory system will be discussed.
Required Books:
Essential Oils Desk Reference, compiled by Essential Science Publishing
Prescription for Herbal Healing by Phyllis Balch
Linda Page's Healthy Healing
 Suggested books:
Merck Manual
Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch
The Art of Aromatherapy by Robert B. Tisserand
Planetary Herbology by Michael Tierra
Herbal Medicine: Trends & traditions by Charles Kane

HHC Level 4: Energy Medicine and Homeopathy
The student will learn how to use the electromagnetic power of the body, and how to use Homeopathic remedies for acute and chronic ailments. Ailments of the Nervous system, Reproductive system and Urinary system will be discussed.
Required Text:
The Complete Homeopathy Handbook by Miranda Castro
Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch
 Suggested books:
Essential Reiki by Diane Stein
Hands of Light by Barbara Brennan
Homeopathic Psychology by Philip M. Bailey, M.D.

HHC Level 5: Iridology and Japanese Hara Analysis
The student will learn the analysis of the iris and how it relates to the human anatomy. The Hara Analysis is a tool used to determine the present status of each energy center. Ailments related to the Immune system will be discussed.
Required Text:
Simplified Iridology by Bernard Jensen
Visions of Health by Dr. Bernard Jensen & Dr. Donald Bodeen

HHC Level 6: Traditional Chinese Medicine
The student will learn the philosophy and principles of TCM and will also learn the 12 major Meridians and their symptoms when out of balance.

HHC Level 7: TCM Observations – Tongue & Pulse Analysis
The student will learn how to interpret the appearance of the tongue in relation to various organs and how to feel for the pulse to determine the status of the client’s health.

HHC Level 8: Treatment of Ailments –Beginning Clinical Rotation - 3 cases
The student will interview the client, perform observations (Hara, Face & Tongue) test remedies and make recommendations.

Required Text Holistic VI-VIII:
The Web That Has No Weaver by Ted Kaptchuk, O.M.D.
The Skin, Tongue and Nails Speak: Observational Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies By Donna Burka Wild
Suggested Books:
Your Body Never Lies: The Complete Book of Oriental Diagnosis by Michio Kushi
Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine by Giovanni Maciocia
Planetary Herbology by Dr. Michael Tierra, L. Ac., OMD, A.H.G.
Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine Vol I by Dr. Michael Tierra, L. Ac., OMD, A.H.G. & Lesley Tierra, L.Ac., A.H.G.


HHC Level 9: Treatment of Ailments –Intermediate Clinical Rotation - 3 cases
The student will interview the client, perform observations (Iridology, Hara, Face & Tongue) test remedies and make recommendations.


HHC Level 10: Treatment of Ailments –Advanced Clinical Rotation - 4 cases
The student will interview the client, perform observations (Pulse, Iridology, Hara, Face & Tongue) test remedies and make recommendations.

  
Each level includes Contact Hours: 6 (6 CEs per level), Homework Hours: 4
The student must complete ten levels. Each level is an independent module; therefore, the student may take them out of sequence except for Level VIII to X (clinical). After the completion of the program a student can take the exam with the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association.

    
The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health in Maryland.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine can teach classes in Maryland. 

District of Columbia General Business Licensed with the following endorsements: Education Services, Apprenticeship Training,
Exam Preparation and Tutoring, Educational Support Services

Approved for continuing education through the American Alternative Medical Association

Accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners 


Approved by the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA) which is a peer review organization for professional natural health care training institutions.

Student review - "Dr. Jen did a fantastic job, she is a wise, intuitive healer with a vast knowledge and experience!" Melisa M. Miner

Call to register: (202) 686-8202, (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540 


Chinese Tongue Study


----------------------------------- Chinese Pulse Study