Stage 3 Content

There are three Modules in Stage 3, each covering a different body system. Each Module is divided into six ‘Lessons’ as described under Stage 1.

Module 7 The Nervous System

The limitations of the Germ Theory of Disease and Koch's Postulates. The nervous system. Stress and tension and their effects on different body systems. Insomnia, migraine, anxiety, nervous exhaustion, depression and fatigue. Holistic approaches to stress. The description, habitat, cultivation, folklore, active ingredients and medicinal properties of valerian, St John's wort, vervain, oats and cramp bark. Special monographs with research overview on ginkgo, lavender and passiflora.

Module 8 The Musculo-Skeletal System

The importance of host vitality to resistance to infection.  The musculo-skeletal system in health and disease.  Discussion of osteoporosis, rickets, synovitis, osteo-arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, repetitive strain injury and back pain.  The description, habitat, cultivation, folklore, active ingredients and medicinal properties of celery, nettle leaf, silver birch and mustard.  Special monographs with research overview on turmeric and devil’s claw.

Module 9 The Special Senses

How the body detoxicates. Herbal medicines versus modern drugs: side-effects and drug resistance. Structure and function of special senses. Mouth, eyes, ears and tissues of the head and neck in health and disease. Catarrh, the common cold, sore throat, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis, earache, allergic conditions. The description, habitat, cultivation, folklore, active ingredients and medicinal properties of eyebright, sage, ground ivy and blackberry. Special monographs with research overview on white horehound and bilberry

“It is a comprehensive course and much thought has gone into the preparation to enable lay people to gain more understanding about maintaining health and the use of herbal medicine in the present day.”

J.B.

“I really enjoyed the ‘Discovering Herbal Medicine’ course and am glad I finished with success. I am now suffering from ‘withdrawal symptoms’, so will continue to study.”

C.C.

“A beautifully-designed course with a lovely personal feel to the whole experience. I am going to miss the excitement of starting each new assignment and receiving those packages in the post!”

E.R.