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UNIVERSAL HEALING SANCTUARY: MENSANA CAMPUS
(www.naturalhealing.co.za) HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE CERTIFICATE COURSE

YEAR 1 CERTIFICATE LEVEL (145 Credits)
Introduction Although this course is broken up into different modules in order to make the work easier, the learner needs to remember that the different modules constitute one integrated course. Consequently some study guides and text books are being used for more than one module. Study guides and certain text books are provided by Mensana and other text books (when indicated) must be purchased by the student. Make use of this list to make sure that you have received all the study material. In order to qualify for the certificate the learner is expected to complete 145 credits. 115 Credits are obtained by completing core subjects and 30 credits are required from the electives. The learner must select any two electives and attend classes as per time table. Classes are presented at the Mensana Campus in Pretoria at certain published dates – see website for information. Classes must be booked two weeks in advance by phoning Michelle at 012 5672238. DIVISION A: CORE SUBJECTS Module HHC 101. The philosophy & history of natural medicine (3 credits = 30 hours study with assignments to be completed). Course material: 1. Mensana study guide: Philosophy and history of natural medicine. 2. Course content: • A look at a natural health care model in contrast to the bio-medical model • The context and paradigm of natural health care • Different health models • An overview of the meaning of natural healing Module HHC 102. Lifestyle diseases & coaching (5 credits = 50 hours of study) Course material: 1. Lifetime health: Everybody’s guide to sustained wellness (Chapters 6-16). Dr. Christiaan1.
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Please note that prescribed book may vary from time to time due to availability.

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2. Health Care Counselling. Mensana study guide Course content: • The text book (chapters 6-16) covers ailments such as: • High blood pressure • Osteoporosis • Rheumatism • Sleep disorders • Stress • Depression • Fatigue • Headaches • Colds and flu • Allergy • Losing weight HHC 103. Survey of natural modalities (6 credits = 60 hours of study) Course material: 1. Tissue salts. Mensana study guide 2. Voeding vir gesondheid. Mensana study guide. 3. Diet & nutrition. Mensana study guide. 4. Optimum Nutrition Bible by Patrick Holford. Piatkus. Course content: • Brief overview of the most important natural modalities • Nutritional therapy – how nutrition can assist in enhancing wellbeing. Many life style diseases can also be prevented by following healthy eating habits. • Tissue salts – an introduction to biochemical tissue salts HHC 104. Applied physiology and anatomy (15 credits = 150 hours of study) Course material: 1. Basic anatomy & Physiology. Mensana study guide 2. Anatomy & physiology text book. Any good book available. Recommended: Anatomy & physiology for holistic therapists by Francesca Gould. Nelson Thornes. To be purchased by the learner. Course content: • • • • Cells and tissues – Cell structure and function, different tissues and their functions. The skin and different layers - epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous layer, functions of the skin, skin disorders and ageing, treatment of the skin, hair, nails. The skeletal system – functions of the skeleton, bones, ligaments, tendons, anatomical terms, bones of the skeleton, joints of the body. The muscles – muscle action, muscles of the body, posture and massage. 2

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Circulatory systems – the function and composition of blood, the heart, pulmonary circulation, systemic circulation, the lymphatic system, massage treatment. Respiratory and olfactory systems – the structure of these systems and their function. Nervous system – the parts of the nervous system, the neurons and function of the nervous system. Endocrine system – the pituitary gland, the pineal gland, the thyroid, thymus, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries and testes. Digestive system – the structure and function of the digestives system, digestive health. Reproductive systems – male reproductive system, female reproductive system, the breasts. Urinary system – the kidneys, the urethers, the bladder, the urethra, value of massage.

HHC 105. Holistic physiology 10 credits = 100 hours of study Course material: 1. Acupressure for emotional healing. Mensana study guide. 2. Brain chemistry 3. The Braverman nature assessment (accompanied by an interactive CD (optional – be purchased by learner from the Mensana office of via website). Course content: In this study unit the learner is introduced to the way the brain/mind orchestrates all the body functions in a holistic way. HHC 106. Clinical Herbalism (20 credits = 20 hours of study) Course material: 1. Clinical herbalism. Mensana study guide 2. Geneeskundige kruie. Mensana study guide. 3. Introducing Hermico. Study guide. 4. Herbal remedies by Arien vd Merwe 5. Herbal use – interactive CD available at the Mensana office or via the website to be purchased by the student. Enables the learner by a touch of a button to know which herbal product to recommend for a specific ailment. Course content: • The history and development of Herbalism - Herbalism developed out of folk remedies. This unit provides an overview of the historical development of herbal uses with special reference to indigenous medicine since the time of Jan van Riebeeck. The primary health care context of Herbalism 3

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The learner is introduced to the place and value of herbalism in the wider context of primary health care. Herbalism is the nucleus of natural medicine. The Traditional Health Practitioners Bill (2003) makes provision for the registration of Traditional Healers with a specialized knowledge in Herbalism. Seven out of ten patients visit herbalists and this renewed interests creates an excellent career opportunity for trained healers. The cultivation of herbs - Herbs provide a wonderful addition to any garden. In this unit the focus is on how to grow herbs, especially kitchen herbs for culinary purposes. Herbal preparations - The ancient art of making decoctions, infusions and herbal teas is still much in practice today. Any household can benefit by mastering these techniques. Indigenous, Chinese and common herbs - Herbal favourites include Saw Palmetto, kava-kava, Dandelion, Milk Thistle, Sunderlandia, aloe vera, and many more. Learn more about the clinical benefits of these herbs without the side effects of drugs. Holistic Herbalism as system - The learner is introduced to the theory of herbalism as energy medicine and complex organic compounds. Herbal remedies work synergistically - natural healers do not treat the liver of digestive person, but the whole person. This calls also for life style changes and nutrition Herbal product knowledge - A list of herbal products is provided. Herbs that work synergistically are combined by a qualified phytopharmacist to enhance the health of the body systems. The outcome is on learning how to use products effectively

HHC 107. Preventative health care & chronic diseases (20 credits = 20 hours of study) Course material: 1. Chronic Ailments study guide 2. Lifetime health: Everybody’s guide to sustained wellness (Chapters 1-5). Dr. Christiaan Course content: In this unit the prevention and management of the following chronic conditions are covered: • Coronary heart disease • Brain attacks • Cancer • Dementia • Diabetes HHC 108. Nutrition & orthomolecular medicine (8 credits = 80 hours of study) 1

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Course material: 1. Nutrition and orthomolecular medicine. Mensana study guide 2. Optimum Nutrition Bible by Patrick Holford. Piatkus. (to be purchased by student. Available at CAN, Exclusive Books and other book shops. Another option is e-books at kalihari.net or amazon.com). Course content: • The development, meaning and value of orthomolecular medicine • Orthomolecular medicines such as 5HTP, co-enzyme Q10 etc • The therapeutic uses of vitamins and minerals • The therapeutic uses of omega oils HHC 109. Longevity & wellness (6 credits = 60 hours of study) Course material: 1. Optimum Nutrition Bible by Patrick Holford (to be purchased by student. Available at Exclusive Books and other book shops). 2. Lifetime health: Everybody’s guide to sustained wellness (Chapters 1723). Dr. Christiaan 3. The value of genetics and iridology for wellness. Mensana study guide. Course content: Lifetime Health covers topics such as: • Anti-ageing medicine • Healthy eating • Vitamins and other supplements • Water • Hormone replacement therapy • Lifestyle • Exercise Genetics discusses the human genome genetic testing to determine possible inborn problems. Iridology is an introduction to the way iridology assessments may help to determine possible constitutional weaknesses HHC 110. Sociological, ethical and community issues of health care (12 credits = 120 hours of study) Course material: 1. Social issues in health care: Philosophy and history of natural medicine study guide (the first part). 2. Maternal & child care 3. Communicable and Endemic Diseases 4. Common Diseases and Injuries 5. Health and hygiene Course content: • Social and primary health care issues • Maternal and child care

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Communicable and endemic diseases such as measles, small pocks, etc. Common diseases and injuries Health and hygiene basics

DIVISION B: ELECTIVES (any two (or more) of the following modules must be elected by the learner. Extra modules will be at an extra cost). These are practical courses and classes must be attended. Please consult the programme for a time table. Distance education students will receive their material when they attend the classes. The venue is: Mensana campus, Braam Pretorius Street 591, Magalieskruin, Pretoria. HHC 111. Introductory iridology 15 credits Course work: Practical class attendance. Study guide: will be provided at the class. Interactive CD to be purchased by the learner (optional) for iris assessment. Course content: • Introduction to the uses, history, theory, limits and value of iridology • The anatomy of the eye and the iris & sclera • Constitution types • Structural types • Iris signs • Pupil signs • Sclera signs • Iris zones and iris topography • Practical iris assessment and common conditions. Learners who purchase the interactive CD will receive training in the use of the programme. • Introduction to treatment and nutrition regimens HCC 112 Introductory energy medicine 15 credits Course work: Practical class attendance. Please note that in order to do this module the candidate will be required to purchase the RIFE or/and BIORES apparatus for treatment purposes. For prices please contact Dr. George Knoetze at the Mensana office of consult the website. Course content: • Resonance enhancement – an overview of the concepts, implications and applications of the or new RIFE technology. • Biores use • Monitoring general wellbeing • What is a microbe? (RIFE) • Beginsels in die toepassing van Resonansieterapie • The science of RIFE HHC 113 Health care counseling theory 15 credits 6

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Course work: Practical class attendance. Prescribed text book: On the way towards emotional wellness by Drs. Retha Knoetze & Marius Herholdt. Available at the Mensana office or via website. Course content: • Personality types • Emotions and health • Principles of health care counselling • HIV/AIDS counselling HHC 114 Natural medicine modalities 15 credits Course work: Practical class attendance. Course content: • Acupressure and Hot stone massage in the Counselling practice HHC 115 Reflexology 15 credits Course work: Practical class attendance. Course content: • Introduction to basic reflexology HHC 116 Aromatherapy 15 credits Course work: Practical class attendance. Course content: • Introduction to aromatherapy TOTAL 145 CREDITS

CERTIFICATE FIRST AID LEVEL 1 (2-3 optional) Practical course – notes will be supplied at the class. Consult the programme for a time table. This is a separate certificate course and the completion of at least level one is a requirement for registration as natural health practitioner. Cost Level 1 Levels 2-3 – R1000 (one day course) – R1500 (includes level 1 and takes 3 days attendance to complete)

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