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Friday, June 18, 2021

Herbology, Acupressure, Neural Release, and Meditation Classes, June and July

 


Certification Programs

Master Herbology, July 11

Acupressure, June 26

Neural Release Therapy, July 25

Meditation, June 21, June 28

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Live Online or On Demand Online Classes
Continuing education and prep classes for Certification through the 
 Washington Institute of Natural Medicine (WINM) and the
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)

Classes can be taken Live Online or on demand.  On demand classes are pre-recorded and taken at your convenience

Perfect for Health Food Store Staff, Fitness Instructors, Health Coaches,
Massage Therapists, Nurses, Child Care Providers, Geriatric Care Providers, and 
New Aspiring Alternative Medicine Practitioners!

Master Herbalist Certification
Each level special $195
Regular $225.00, 10 am to 3 pm
Live Online through Adobeconnect
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online

MHC1 – Treating Body systems & Detoxification, Jul 11, Sat
MHC2 – Treating Body systems: Reproductive, Nervous, Immune and Circulatory, Jul 25, Sat
MHC3 – TCM & Ayurvedic Herbs, Aug 8, Sun
MHC4 – Phyto chemistry, Aug 22, Sun
MHC5 – Plant Identification, Sep 5, Sun
MHC6 – Vit / Drug / Herb interactions, Sep 19, Sun
MHC7 - Business procedures Clinical, Oct 3, Sun
HNC2 – Principles of Nutrition, TBA, Sat
HHC3 - Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine, TBA, Sat
HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines, TBA, Sat

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
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Acupressure Certification
and Continuing Education
Basic & Advanced
Live Online, Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm
  Special $195.00 per level
 Regular Price $225.00
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online
Basic Acupressure Certification Includes Level 1 and 2
To receive Advanced Acupressure Certification all four levels must be completed  

ACU Level 1,  June 26principles and theory
 ACU Level 2, July 17, TCM, Eight Principles, Acupressure treatment protocol
ACU Level 3, July 31, aromatherapy and pressure points,  palpation techniques 
 ACU Level 4,  August 14, clinical requirement

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
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Neural Release Therapy
Certification and Continuing Education Program
Live Online

Sunday, July 25, 2021
10 AM to Approximately 6:30 PM
Special Fee: $195.00. Regular $250.00

Instructor: Robert White, LMT, DIM

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Group Meditation Classes
$25.00 for each 75-min Class
Live Online
 
June 21st @ 6:30 p.m.
June 28th @ 6:30 p.m.
 
Instructor: Lisa Wilder, CRP, CEFT

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

Massage and Bodywork classes approved for continuing education for massage therapists through NCBTMB
  
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, June 16, 2021

Neural Release Program July 25

 

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
"New Program"

Introducing
Neural Release Therapy
Certification and
Continuing Education Program

For
Licensed and Registered Massage Therapists
Nurses, Medical and Nursing Technicians
and other Licensed Health Care Practitioners

NCBTMB CE Provider

Live Online

The Class Will be Held Virtually
Sunday, July 25, 2021
10 AM to Approximately 6:30 PM
Special Fee: $195.00. Regular $250.00

Instructor: Robert White, LMT, DIM
Licensed Massage Therapist
Integrative Massotherapy Doctor
Certified Neural Release Therapy Practitioner

 Gain Continuing Education Credit, Total 8 CEs

Obtain Results, Get Return Clients and Referrals
Treat Back Pain, Joint Pain, Muscle Pain, and Many Health Conditions

Take your career to a completely new level!
Neural Release Therapy

Neural Release Therapy (NRT) is a technique that provides pain relief and aids in return of function and mobility. It is performed by licensed health care professionals such as Nurses, Doctors, Nursing Technicians, Personal Care Providers, and Massage Therapists. These professionals are instructed initially with their formal education and have added additional training in order to perform NRT. It originated with Dr. Huneke in the 1930’s during his consolidation of knowledge on the Autonomic Nervous System. This therapy works on the autonomic ganglia (nerve groups controlling internal organs), peripheral nerves (nerves controlling the extremities, such as arms and legs), scars, glands, acupressure points, trigger points, and segmental points (nerve points controlling segments of the body).
 
Neural Release Therapy applies pressure with fingers, hands, small metal devices, or wooden implements. Also magnets or electro-stimulation can be used depending on the skills and qualifications of the practitioner.

The use of devices, implements, magnets and electro-dermal stim is not included in this class. This would be included in an advanced level.

As professionals holding advanced certifications where clinical methods may be applied, you become resourceful to the community you serve.   
 
See Robert's YouTube Video about Bodywork
  

Approved NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider for Massage Therapists
(National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork)

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

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

Instructor: Robert White, LMT, DIM

Monday, June 7, 2021

Acupressure Program June 26

 

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider
 
Acupressure Program
Live Online
Starting Saturday, June 26, 2021
 
Certification Program and Continuing Education 

Perfect for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Child Care Providers, Geriatric Care, and 
New Aspiring Acupressure Practitioners!
Introduction to Acupressure
Live Online
Level 1
Saturday, June 26, 2021
10am to 2 pm
  Special $195.00
 Regular Price $225.00
Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
NCBTMB Approved Provider

Special Reduced Fee: $195 for each level
Regular $225.00 ( 4 CE units/each level)
 
Acupressure Program      

Each class level will take about 4 hours. Total of 16 CEUs
10 am to 2pm per level

ACU Level 1  June 26, 2021, Saturday
Learn the principles and theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the 12 major meridians, theory and palpation techniques.  Learn how to use the hara analysis to determine imbalances of energy.
 
ACU Level 2 July 17, 2021, Saturday
Learn the Traditional Chinese Medicine Eight Principles and how to use them to create an Acupressure treatment protocol for a client.
 
ACU Level 3 July 31, 2021 Saturday
 Learn how to use aromatherapy and pressure points for specific ailments and more palpation techniques. 
 
ACU Level 4  August 14, 2021, Saturday   
This class is designed for the practitioner to complete the clinical requirement for certification. Students will perform techniques under instructor’s supervision thru an online classroom setting.
 
ANHA Certification requires: Level I, II, III, & IV, written exam and 5 documented practical sessions

4 CEs for each level, total of 16 CEs with certification

NCBTMB continuing education certificates are only provided to licensed massage therapists.

Basic Certification requires levels 1 and 4. Advanced Certification requires all four levels.

This is a prep course for the Acupressure Certification exam through the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)

Required text: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Acupressure with Aromatherapy, Relief for 64 Common Health Conditions 

See our video on acupressure and acupuncture:


CE credits for NCBTMB Board Certification Renewal offered for:

Acupressure Level 1
(Acupressure Level 1 with 4 additional cases, 8 CEs)

Acupressure Level 2
(Acupressure Level 2 with 4 additional cases, 8 CEs)

Acupressure Level 3 and 4
(Zen/Shiatsu Acupressure with 4 additional Cases, 12 CEs)

 
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 

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

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

Dr jen

Herbology Program July 11

 


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)

Master Herbalist Level 1 (MHC1)
Treating Body Systems & Detoxification
Saturday, July 11, 2021
 
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, 2021

Each level special $195
through Adobeconnect

Master Herbalist Certification

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

MHC1 – Treating Body systems & Detoxification, Jul 11, Sat
MHC2 – Treating Body systems: Reproductive, Nervous, Immune and Circulatory, Jul 25, Sat
MHC3 – TCM & Ayurvedic Herbs, Aug 8, Sun
MHC4 – Phyto chemistry, Aug 22, Sun
MHC5 – Plant Identification, Sep 5, Sun
MHC6 – Vit / Drug / Herb interactions, Sep 19, Sun
MHC7 - Business procedures Clinical, Oct 3, Sun
HHC3- Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine, TBA, Sat
HNC2 – Principles of Nutrition, TBA, Sat
HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines, TBA, Sat


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 

Dr jen
Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD, CHHCP
Certified Holistic Health Care Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy

Classes June to October 2021

 


Certification Programs
June through October, 2021

Master Herbology
Aromatherapy
Reflexology
Acupressure
Touch Therapy/Reiki
Holistic Health Care
Integrative Health Coach
Holistic Nutrition/Health Education
Orthopedic Massage
Meditation and Lightworker

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Live Online or On Demand Online Classes
Continuing education and prep classes for Certification through the 
 Washington Institute of Natural Medicine (WINM) and the
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)

Classes can be taken Live Online or on demand.  On demand classes are pre-recorded and taken at your convenience

Perfect for Health Food Store Staff, Fitness Instructors, Health Coaches,
Massage Therapists, Nurses, Child Care Providers, Geriatric Care Providers, and 
New Aspiring Alternative Medicine Practitioners!

Master Herbalist Certification
Each level special $195
Regular $225.00, 10 am to 3 pm
Live Online through Adobeconnect
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online

MHC1 – Treating Body systems & Detoxification, Jul 11, Sat
MHC2 – Treating Body systems: Reproductive, Nervous, Immune and Circulatory, Jul 25, Sat
MHC3 – TCM & Ayurvedic Herbs, Aug 8, Sun
MHC4 – Phyto chemistry, Aug 22, Sun
MHC5 – Plant Identification, Sep 5, Sun
MHC6 – Vit / Drug / Herb interactions, Sep 19, Sun
MHC7 - Business procedures Clinical, Oct 3, Sun
HNC2 – Principles of Nutrition, TBA, Sat
HHC3 - Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine, TBA, Sat
HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines, TBA, Sat

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
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Reflexology Certification
Basic & Advanced
  Special $195.00 per level
 Regular Price $225.00
 Live Online, Saturdays, 10 am to 3 pm
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online
Basic Reflexology Certification Includes Level 1 and 2
To receive Advanced Reflexology Certification all four levels must be completed  

Level IV, Reflexology ClinicalJuly 10
Level I, Introduction to Reflexology TBA
Level II, Reflexology and AromatherapyTBA
Level III, Reflexology and AcupressureTBA

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
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Acupressure Certification
Basic & Advanced
Live Online, Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm
  Special $195.00 per level
 Regular Price $225.00
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online
Basic Acupressure Certification Includes Level 1 and 2
To receive Advanced Acupressure Certification all four levels must be completed  

ACU Level 1,  June 26principles and theory
 ACU Level 2, July 17, TCM, Eight Principles, Acupressure treatment protocol
ACU Level 3, July 31, aromatherapy and pressure points,  palpation techniques 
 ACU Level 4,  August 14, clinical requirement

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
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Touch Therapy Program
 Reiki with Acupressure
USUI Reiki Certification Program, Live Online
 
Touch Therapy Level 3
(Reiki with Acupressure/Acu-Reiki)
Includes USUI Reiki Master/Teacher Level III Certification
Saturday June 19, 2021 10:00am to 3:00pm
$225.00, Reduced from $325.00

Touch Therapy Level 1
(Reiki with Acupressure/Acu-Reiki)
Includes USUI Reiki Practitioner Level I Certification
TBA 10:00am to 3:00pm
Fee: $225.00, Reduced from $325.00

Touch Therapy Level 2
(Reiki with Acupressure/Acu-Reiki)
Includes USUI Reiki Practitioner Level II Certification
TBA 10:00am to 3:00pm
$225.00, Reduced from $325.00

Instructor: Jen Martinez
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Aromatherapy Certification
Basic & Advanced
Each level special $195
Regular $225.00
Live Online through Adobeconnect
Each Class, Sundays, 10:00 am to 2 pm
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online
Basic Aromatherapy Certification Includes Level 1 and 2
To receive Advanced Aromatherapy Certification all four levels must be completed   
     
Aromatherapy Level Ihistory, philosophy, benefits, TBA
Aromatherapy Level II, Vitaflex and Raindrop Techniques, TBA
 Aromatherapy Level IIIAcupressure with essential oils, TBA
Aromatherapy Level IV, Making essential oil products, TBA

Can be taken on Demand

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
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Integrative Health Coach Program
New and Improved Program
Each level special $195
Regular $225.00
Live Online through Adobeconnect
Each Class, Sundays, 10:00 am to 2 pm
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online

Level 1: Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology, Sat TBA
Level 2: Pathology of Disease, Sat TBA
Level 3: Aromatherapy, Sat TBA
Level 4: Principles of Nutrition, Sat TBA
Level 5: Carbohydrates & Fats, Sat TBA
Level 6: Stress Management, Sat TBA
Level 7: Coaching Defined, Sat TBA
Level 8: Wellness Coaching, Sat TBA
Level 9: Coaching core competencies, Sat TBA
Level 10: Herbal and Supplement interactions, Sat TBA
Level 11: Experiential Learning, Sat TBA

Program can be taken on Demand

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
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Holistic Health Care Certification Program
Each Level $225.00, 10 am to 2 pm
Live Online through Adobeconnect
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online

HHC9 - Clinical II, Make up date coming soon
HHC10 - Clinical III, Sun TBA
HHC1 - Anatomy & Physiology, Sun TBA
HHC2 - Pathology & Detox, Sun TBA
HHC3 - Aromatherapy & Herbal medicine, Sun TBA
HHC4 - Homeopathy & Energy Medicine, Sun TBA
HHC5 - Iridology & Japanese Hara, Sun TBA
HHC6 - TCM Principles & Meridian theory, Sun TBA 
HHC7 - Pulse & Tongue, Sun TBA
HHC8 - Clinical I, Sun TBA

Program can be taken on demand

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
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Orthopedic Manual Therapy (Massage)
Head, Neck, and Shoulders Class
For Licensed and Registered Massage Therapists
NCBTMB CE Provider
Other licensed health care practitioner may qualify
to take this class. Call for details.
Live Online with Zoom
The workshop Will be Held Virtually
Upon Request
10 AM to Approximately 6:30 PM
Special Fee:$195.00. Regular $325.00

Instructor: Robert White, LMT, DIM

 Gain Continuing Education Credit, Total 8 CEs
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Meditation and Light Worker Certification
18-Hour Virtual Training through conference Call Video
Cost: $300
Dates: Upon Request
11:00 AM Eastern/8:00 AM Pacific
To 6 PM/2 PM

Instructor: Rev. Carol "Anandi" Richardson, M. Div., M.P.H.
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Holistic Nutrition Certification (HNC) Program
Health Educator Registration
Each level special $195
Regular $225.00, 10 am to 3 pm
Live Online through Adobeconnect
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online
Classes are Upon Request

HHC1 - Anatomy & Physiology, Sat TBA
HNC2 - Principles of Nutrition, Sat TBA
HNC3 - Nutrition and Body Chemistry, Sat TBA
HNC4 - Fats and Sugars, Sat TBA
HNC5 - Meal Planning Guidelines, Sat TBA
HNC6 - Counseling & Clinical, Sat TBA

Program can be taken on demand

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
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To register call 202-237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540
  
    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

Massage and Bodywork classes approved for continuing education for massage therapists through NCBTMB
  
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