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NURSING PROGRAM COURSE OVERVIEW NE 340, 1997 


Course Number: NE 340

Course Title: Alternatives for Healing

Prerequisites: Open to all

Course Description:
          A presentation of the theories of the interconnections of body, mind, spirit, the relationship of illness in the person and in the society to this connectedness. The course will review the varied defintions of health and past and current methods of healing illness. The course will compare the current traditional Western model for health and healing and healing with non-traditional and Eastern methods currently available in the United States.

Topical Outline:

I. Mind and Body
   A. Introduction
   B. Mind and Body Medicine
   C. Holistic and Conventional Medicine
   D. Aging and the Mind

II. Complimentary Therapy Approaches
   A. Osteopathic
   B. Chiropractic
   C. Homeopathy
   D. Herbal
   E. Nutrition
   F. Massage
   G. Aromatherapy
   H. Light Therapy

III. Traditional Approaches
   A. Acupuncture
   B. Naturopathic
   C. Ayurvedic

IV. Non-Medical Healing
   A. Hands on Healing
        1. Therapeutic Touch
        2. Reiki
   B. Core Energetics
   C. Visualizations, Guided Imagery
   D. Yoga and Meditation
   E. Support Groups
   F. Expressive Arts
   I. Biofeedback

Evaluation Methods:

           Major Paper      (1)          40%
           Minor Papers    (1)          25%
           Presentations   (1)          20%
           Participation                    15%

Note: Floor work is a big part of this course. Wear comfortable loose clothing (cotton or natural fibers only). Bring pillow and blanket. We start each class with excercises designed to get us in touch with ourselves. If you have fast-paced music with drumming suitable for dance, feel free to bring this to class. Links to similar web sites



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