Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Complementary & Altternative Approaches to Health
H350 | 1046 | Dr. Alice Lindeman


(3cr.) This course discusses the traditional health practices
(complementary or alternative) used as primary health care by 65-85%
of the world’s population. Discussion and activities will center on
enhancing awareness of such complementary and alternative practices
as acupressure, acupuncture, aromatherapy, biomagnetic applications,
chiropractics, herbology/botanicals, homeopathy, meditation, and
naturopathy. Focus will be placed on a greater understanding of these
practices, their history and regulation, effectiveness, safety, and
keys to finding qualified practitioners.



Objectives:

•                     Develop a greater understanding of the 5
specific fields of complementary and alternative health practices as
delineated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and how these
practices can be integrated into traditional Western health care.

•                     Become more aware of the regulations and
training required or recommended to practice in these areas of health
care.

•                     Practice or observe tools and mechanisms used
in these health practices

•                     Learn more about an indigenous medical system

•                     Research and report on a home or folk remedy
that has been practiced by family or friends.

•                     Research and report on an herb or botanical.

•                     Self-reflection on the role of complementary
and alternative health practices


NOTE: This is for sections 1046 and 1047