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Holistic Health: natural medicine from around the world

20+ hours of content

100% delivered online

12 months of access to material

0 prerequisites


Course instructors

Lindy Smithies

Lindy joined Endeavour College in 2014, where she is currently a Senior Lecturer in Naturopathy. Having graduated as a Naturopa…

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Caitlin Armit

In 2014, Caitlin Armit graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) from Endeavour College of Natural Health.

Upon …

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Tanya Morris

Tanya is an experienced naturopath and educator with a particular interest in women’s health. Enjoying a varied career over the…

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Shashi Reddy

Following completion of Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Zoology, Shashi Reddy started teaching biosciences at vari…

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Continuing education

Completing this course can contribute to your continuing professional development with the below organisation(s).

Explore ancient healing practices from around the world and use this knowledge to boost your overall health and vitality. In this short course, gain an introduction to herbal remedies, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine and Indigenous Australian bush foods. Learn about traditional herbs for healing and how you can use food as medicine.

Plus, this course will feature our new virtual reality experience where you can immerse yourself in the world of herbal medicine preparation – here you’ll be able to select and interact with herbs for more information and watch videos on how to use each herb in everyday remedies.

What you'll take away from this course

Knowledge about herbs and health
How to eat for your Ayurvedic dosha
Ways to start healing with Chinese medicine
Cooking with herbs to balance meals
Fermenting and herb blending skills
Recipe cards for ongoing use

In this course, you’ll learn practical and evidence-based facts and holistic healing principles that you can quickly and easily apply in your life.

Dive into our rich array of online resources, including videos, virtual reality experiences, podcasts and interactive quizzes, for an introduction to Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic principles, naturopathy and food as medicine.

Using our intuitive, industry-leading learning platform, you have the flexibility to study entirely online, in your own time and at your pace. Your learning is supported by an interactive Learning Journal, which you will download and use throughout the course. Remember, if you need it, learning support is one click away.

This course is designed and supported by experts and instructors at the forefront of the industry and backed by Endeavour College of Natural Health’s higher education credentials.

In this short course, you’ll study six core topics, starting with an introduction to holistic and natural health. See how you can apply ancient healing knowledge today to improve your wellbeing. Begin to understand naturopathy, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine principles, Indigenous Australian healing, and homeopathy and hydrotherapy. Expand your cooking and fermenting, using food as medicine to boost immunity and promote health.

Introduction to Holistic and Natural Health

Learn how people connect modern medicine to traditional healing.

Naturopathic Medicine

Understand naturopathic principles, herbal energetic and herbs for your health.

Chinese Medicine

An introduction to Chinese Medicine concepts, principles and therapies .

Ayurvedic Medicine

Determine your dosha and the diet and lifestyle practices to boost your vitality.

Australian Indigenous Healing and Foods

Consider Australian Indigenous healing practices and bushfoods for health.

Complementary Therapies

Explore the history and uses of various complementary therapies including homeopathy.

Completing this course rewards you with the following credly badge, which you can share on your socials!

Awardees have gained knowledge about herbs and health, learnt how to eat for your Ayurvedic dosha, understand ways to start healing with Chinese medicine, build skills to cook with herbs to balance meals and developed fermenting and herb blending skills.

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If you love Holistic Health, why not enrol in another short course in natural health, nutrition, mental health and wellness or business?

"I wanted to understand the science behind healthy eating so that I could explain it well to my clients. This course was the best online one I’ve ever done."

- Mitch Kemmis