This course provides an overview of alternative health practices being integrated into therapeutic treatments by a growing number of health-care clients. Discussions of alternative health therapies, such as herbal medicines, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, essential oils, and medical cannabis, are an integral part of the course. The history and evolution of selected alternative health practices, how they work, and their relationship to traditional Western medicine are discussed. Additionally, the model of “wellness” versus dis-ease treatment and the mind-body connection are explored and evaluated.
Credit Hours: Lecture – 3, Lab – 0, Credits – 3