This course examines how alternative health therapies are applied for healthcare and wellness. The therapies that will be explored and (in some cases) experimented with include herbal medicines, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, essential oils, Reiki, aromatherapy, acupressure, mind-body interventions, as well as other alternatives to Western healthcare models. Students will also research and identify toxic combinations, controversial alternative medications, and the lack of government oversight on many of these alternative health therapies.
Credit Hours: Lecture – 3, Lab – 2, Credits – 4