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Certificate Description

Global healing traditions have a long and rich history that dates back thousands of years. Reflecting the specific and unique characteristics of the culture, history, philosophy, and availability of resources in different parts of the world, these traditional healing systems provide the primary form of health care for the majority of the world’s population. Understanding the various global healing practices provides health care professionals with improved knowledge and skills to support their clients who use various traditional healing practices and techniques.

Certificate Purpose

The goal of this certificate is for the learner to be able to describe the basic concepts of healing for Ayurvedic medicine, curanderismo, Central and South American healing traditions, Native North American healing traditions, traditional Chinese medicine, and the Unani medical system.

Courses Included

Global Healing Systems – An Introduction

  • Contact Hours: 1.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.10

Global healing traditions have a long and rich history that dates back thousands of years. Reflecting the specific and unique characteristics of the culture, history, philosophy, and availability of resources in different parts of the world, these traditional healing systems provide the primary form of health care for the majority of the world’s population.

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Ayurvedic Medicine: Ancient Foundations of Health Care

  • Contact Hours: 3.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.30

Ayurvedic medicine is a highly sophisticated religion, philosophy, and system of medicine that has been practiced in India for over 2,500 years. As with other forms of complementary and alternative medicine, it focuses on the whole individual and one’s relationship to one’s environment. Health, vitality, and longevity are achieved through a balance within the body and between the body and the external environment. This course will provide an overview of the concepts and philosophies of Ayurveda and examine the relationship between harmony and health.

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Curanderismo and Central and South American Healing Practices

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

With a long and complex history, curanderismo, or indigenous medicine, is the broad healing tradition found in Mexico and Mexican American communities throughout the United States. For many Hispanics, conventional medicine has not been effective or well received. As a result, folk medicine and curanderismo have experienced a revival during the past several decades as a legitimate part of an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach to health and healing.

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Native North American Healing

  • Contact Hours: 1.50

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.15

Millions of Native North Americans utilize traditional healing traditions as a way of maintaining balance and wholeness. To the traditional Native American, all aspects of life are intimately connected to good health and well-being, and life is a sacred path. This ancient, holistic healthcare system is complex, utilizing medicine wheels, sacred plants, and a variety of healing techniques. Today, there are encouraging signs of acceptance and cooperation between conventional Western practitioners and American Indian healers.

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South African Healing Traditions

  • Contact Hours: 1.50

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.15

Traditional healing has existed in South Africa for thousands of years and is utilized by the majority of individuals who live in the region. Drawing from a primarily oral tradition, traditional African healers come from many cultures, speak many diverse languages, and they specialize according to their talents and “calling.” To the individual who uses this form of healing and to the traditional South African healer, the body, mind, and spirit are intimately connected.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Ancient Approach to Healing

  • Contact Hours: 2.50

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.25

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the oldest professional continuously practiced medicine in the world, with origins dating back more than 2,500 years. TCM emphasizes the holistic view of the human being and encompasses many different treatment modalities such as acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, and Qigong. This course provides an overview of TCM and the philosophy of harmony and health.

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Unani Medicine

  • Contact Hours: 1.50

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.15

Unani medicine is an ancient medical system based on Greek origins. Officially recognized by the World Health Organization as one of several alternative traditional systems of medicine, it s a comprehensive medical system that provides preventive, curative, and rehabilitative healthcare to millions of patients throughout the world. Primarily practiced in the Eastern Mediterranean, Unani medicine is a sophisticated healing system that has profoundly influenced Western medicine.

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Certificate Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Explain the concepts behind global and traditional healing systems, including how they differ from conventional (allopathic) medicine systems.
  2. Discuss the principles of Ayurvedic medicine, causes of disharmonies and diseases, diagnostic methods, and treatment methods.
  3. Explain the principles of curanderismo and the healing practices of Central and South America as a way of supporting the important cultural and spiritual elements of those who use this medicine system.
  4. Discuss Native North American healing traditions as a way of supporting the important cultural and spiritual elements of those who use this medicine system.
  5. Explain South African healing traditions as a way of supporting the important cultural and spiritual elements of those who use this medicine system.
  6. Describe traditional Chinese medicine, including the basic concepts of qi, yin and yang, the five elements, the role of the basic substances and the meridian system in health as well as causes of disharmony, types of diagnostic methods, and common treatment methods.
  7. Explain the Unani medical system, including the history, philosophical tenets, and approaches to healing.

Topics

  • Advance Practice
  • Behavioral Health
  • Case Management
  • Community Health
  • Complementary and Alternative Health
  • Cultural Competency
  • Diabetes
  • Education
  • Healing Environments
  • Holistic Health
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Integrative Health
  • Maternal Child
  • Med/Surg
  • Meditation
  • Men’s Health
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • OB/GYN
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Perinatal
  • Psychiatric Health
  • Social Work
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Wellness
  • Women's Health

Professions

  • Acupuncture
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Other
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work

Accreditation

American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

ANCC—American Nurses Credentialing Center - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AOTA—American Occupational Therapy Association - American Occupational Therapy Association

ASWB—Association of Social Work Boards - Association of Social Work Boards

California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.

California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.

Florida Board of Massage Therapy - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076). Courses are automatically submitted to CE Broker.

Florida Board of Nursing — Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

NAADAC—The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors - ALLEGRA Learning is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #813).

State Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in...

  • All States
  • Cost: $78.00

  • Contact Hours: 13.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 1.30

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