ACADEMICS

Learn with Dr. Nwamara

 

CLINICAL NAUTROPATHY | TWO-YEAR COURSE

Traditional African Medicine + Conflict Resolution

a paradigm shift

Brief Description

The Clinical Naturopathy two-year course comprise of 48 comprehensive practical lessons on the foundations ofTraditional African Medicine (TAM). TAM is an old-world healthcare system encompassing indigenous herbalism and spirituality that provides as an accessible and affordable health resource for the community. In the African culture, disease is associated to the lack of balance between an individual’s social environment and their spirituality. Sickness does not come without warning.  In this program, Dr. Eshanda Obianuju James Nwamara, Ph.D., PSc.D. provides an advance development for aspiring Clinical Herbalists that gives focus to natural healing methods, like autophagy, nutrition, prayer, meditation and the use of comprehensive herbal medicines made from organic and wild-crafted leaves, roots and barks for healing. In addition to, learners are trained to use psychological theories of development and conflict resolution to understand mental and physical health issues.

Advanced Introduction to Traditional African Medicine | African History & Herbal Medicine

Course Timeframe | Twelve Weeks

Course Description

Herbal Medicine, a natural art and science, is the study and practice of the medicinal use of herbs to foster health and prevent and treat disease. Since the beginning of time, herbs have been used as a primary form of medicine. Documented history affirms that herbal medicine is more than 5,000 years old. Although herbal medicine has been surpassed by pharmaceuticals, in the last 100 years or so, more than 75% of the world’s population continues to rely on traditional healing practices, like plant medicine, prayer and meditation. The truth of the matter is the aforementioned modalities assist with disease prevention, treating disease and increasing individual’s health potential to live a healthier, longer life. This course is an Advance Introduction to Traditional African Medicine, designed to help increase individual’s understanding and knowledge of natural healing practices. We will engage in a thoughtful and in-depth examination of African History and Herbal Medicine, the action and use of more than 125 herbs via Materia Medica, to include plant identification, traditional uses, current applications, contraindications, methods of preparation, dosage and cultivating. Additionally, we will research and study the cause and effect of common aliments in the human body. Learners will be responsible for learning the basic functions of the human body systems through the study of Anatomy and Physiology. Furthermore, we will research, evaluate and create herbal formulas, using Dr. Eshanda Obianuju James Nwamara’s herbal formulation process, and discuss healing properties of food.

Course Learning Objectives

 

At the completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain and understand the African History of Herbal Medicine

  • Explain and understand the value of nutrition and a healthy environment

  • Explain and comprehend herbal actions, recommended dosage, potential side effects,

    common drug interactions and contraindications

  • Understand the intended clinical use of dietary supplements

  • Understand the essential importance of comprehending human anatomy and physiology

  • Develop basic herbal formulations in the form of teas (i.e. infusions and decoctions), syrups and salves/balms/ointments

  • Discover and identify evidence based research

 

Course Description

Therapeutic Applications of African Medicine was designed to offer an intensive learning opportunity for learners who are interested in developing advanced knowledge in TAM, to include plant chemistry, human physiology, pathophysiology, nutrition and spirituality.  In this segment, learners are provided with comprehensive instruction and tools to prepare herbal products using the principle and practice of TAM. Additionally, learners spend time researching, developing formulas, and working on the community garden. By the end of this 15-week course, learners will have a solid foundation in Traditional African Medicine: foundation in Traditional African Medicine: theoretically and practically. We will continue to engage in a thoughtful and in-depth examination of African History and Herbal Medicine, the action and use of the minimum of 125 herbs via Materia Medica, to include plant identification, traditional uses, current applications, contraindications, methods of preparation, dosage and cultivating: totaling 250 herbs in the first year of study.

Course Learning Objectives

 

At the completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain and comprehend herbal actions, recommended dosage, potential side effects, common drug interactions and contraindications 

  • Understand the connection between human anatomy and physiology and herbal medicine

  • Formulate advance herbal medicines for human health conditions

  • Develop herbal products in the form of teas (i.e. infusions and decoctions), tinctures, capsules, oxymels, oil infusions, syrups and salves/balms/ointments/creams

  • Understand qualitative research and herbal medicine

  • Understand and explain the value of nutrition and a healthy environment

  • Understand the intended clinical use of dietary supplements

Course Description

 

Qualitative Research for Clinical Herbalists provides an introduction to the theoretical and procedural foundations of qualitative research.  Importance is placed on some common qualitative approaches, like case studies, ethnography and narrative analysis.  Learners will be introduced to a number of virtual resources to assist with personal development and methods of herbal consultation.  The main goal of this segment to help learners become efficient researchers: using reliable resources and qualitative methods.

 

Course Learning Objectives

 

At the completion of this course, learners will be able to:

 

  • Understand the basics of qualitative research for herbalist

  • Use appropriate research sites, gain access to relevant data sources and manage information

  • Conduct assessments, collect and organize documents and compose case notes

  • Understand quality control measures and ethical issues

 

Pictures from Travel Nigeria. Clinical and Practical Study | 2018

Course Description

 

Clinical Herbal Protocol and Autophagy lends an opportunity for learners to grasp a detailed understanding of protocol development for professional practice.  This development includes, but is not limited to: data collection, interpretation of information, healthy exploration to create comprehensive herbal protocols for specific body systems related to acute/chronic disease, and forms (i.e. assessments, S.O.A.P. notes, informed consents).  Each learner is responsible for orchestrating an intake and client follow-up.  In this segment, key focus will be placed on the progression of disease and the process of healing using natural resources: sunlight, water, air and rest.   This is called autophagy.     

 

Course Learning Objectives

 

At the completion of this course, learners will be able to:

 

  • Understand protocol development for professional practice

  • Develop clinical forms for herbal consultations

  • Identify acute and chronic disease related to body systems

  • Complete clinical intakes and assessments

  • Describe the benefits and purpose of documentation

Course Description

 

Our Clinical Apprenticeship offers a structured and real-time learning environment for Clinical Herbalists in training.  Apprentices will assist with medicine making, filling and labeling products, everyday business endeavors, and consulting walk-in clients. In this segment, learners will study the most relevant psychology theories and gain an in-depth understanding of Dr. Nwamara’s theory on disease and conflict resolution.  Understanding these theories will help learners digest and process clients’ health issues on an advanced level.    

 

Course Learning Objectives

 

At the completion of this course, learners will be able to:

 

  • Advise and educate clients on the most effective comprehensive wellness plans by incorporating herbal formulations, dietary and lifestyle changes

  • Create real-time herbal protocols and develop advanced herbal medicine

  • Confidently understand and identify herb-drug interactions

  • Understand relevant psychology theories

  • Understand the correlation between disease and conflict

Course Description

Clinical Internship for Herbalists | Travel Nigeria program overall goal is to educate competent and ethical herbalists who have acquired the knowledge and key fundamentals for the practice of clinical herbal medicine.  A practitioner model of teaching is used to underscore an experiential and competency based learning, while consulting and then integrating empirical literature into the practice of herbal medicine.  We strongly believe that becoming a competent clinical herbalist is a constant process that demands self-awareness, desire for personal growth, openness to feedback and change, and a passion for learning. 

 

The purpose of this trip is to introduce herbalists to a varied world perspective through the lens of a developing country. Herbalist will use learned skills from previous lessons to assess individuals’ current health needs to make herbal recommendations and create real-time herbal protocols.  Through this experience, participants can expect to become more aware of the effects of abject poverty on health and family development.  Beyond broadening perspectives, we create opportunities for herbalists to connect with people from local urban communities and villagers, living in the rural areas. This three-week travel experience will enlighten herbalists on real-world issues, outside of their comfort zones, forcing them to reflect on contextual issues (i.e., values, ethics, traditions, gender, and risks) to provide positive support.

 

Course Learning Objectives

 

At the completion of this course, learners will:

 

  • Acquire essential clinical skills and competencies for entry-level practice

  • Develop the knowledge, awareness, and attitude needed to demonstrate professional behavior for the practice of clinical herbal medicine

  • Acquire essential competencies in cultural and individual diversity for entry level practice as clinical herbalist

Therapeutic Applications of African Medicine

Course Timeframe | Fifteen Weeks

Qualitative Research for Clinical Herbalist

Course Timeframe | Six Weeks

Clinical Herbal Protocol & Autophagy

Course Timeframe | Four Weeks

Clinical Apprenticeship

Course Timeframe | One Year

Clinical Internship for Herbalist | Travel Nigeria

Course Timeframe | Fifteen Weeks

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