Throughout history, humans have used a large number of natural resources to heal, balance and restore the health of people and even animals.
Naturopathy encompasses therapeutic practices with the aim of preserving health, preventing and treating disease or imbalance, whether physical, emotional and / or energetic.
Naturopathy with a holistic view of the human being is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a health area that works to prevent, treat and promote optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods to promote Act-healing process (vix medicatrix naturae).
WHO recommends to Member States principles of Naturopathy:
- First, do no harm (primun non nocere)
- Acting in cooperation with the healing power of nature
- Treating the whole of the individual using an individualized treatment
- Teaching the principles of healthy living and preventive health care
In addition, WHO recommends that member states formulate and implement national policies on traditional, complementary and natural medicines to support their appropriate use to the large volume of users that increases year after year.
Who should attend
This academic program is aimed at those interested in joining natural therapies as a working tool in a consultation. Aimed at university graduates in health sciences (medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy, nursing, psychology, nutrition and dietetics, dentistry, sports sciences and health); As well as to other graduates of university degree who wish to have a base on naturist dietetics from a naturist point of view.
Also for professionals of the training cycles of middle and upper degree in the area of Dietetics and other areas of health. Aimed also for those people who can not accredit a regulated studies, official and that through a previous interview with the tutor of studies value the possibility of developing the program for his professional experience minimum of five years although it is not in this professional field.
Module 1. Nutrition and dietetics 6 ECTS
- Anthropology of food.
- General basic concepts: bromatology, food, nutrition, dietetics and natural dietary therapy.
- Applied biochemistry: energy and nutrients. Glucose. Lipids. Proteins. Enzymes. Vitamins Minerals. Water. Fiber.
- Digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients.
- Food quality. Transgenic foods. Pesticides and fertilizers. Additives. Ecological foods. Basic acid balance and food.
- Introduction to the naturalistic criterion of dietetics
Module 2. Naturist diet therapy 12 ECTS
- Naturist approach to the different food groups: Dairy, Cereals, Legumes, Meat, Fish, Seaweed, Germinated, Mushrooms, Fruits, Vegetables, Fatty foods, Dried fruits, Oilseeds and Beverages.
- The importance of food in health: Naturist and dietary criteria and its general characteristics. Problems related to nutritional deficiencies and excesses.
- The Mediterranean diet, the detoxifying diet and the vegetarian diet
- Different dietary points of view: Paul Carton; Bircher Benner; Crudivorism; Hygiene - Herbert Shelton; Diet of Hi ha and the Antidieta; Frugivorism; Kousmine method; Anthroposophic Diet; Diet therapy according to blood groups; Energy therapy.
- Macrobiotic, diet therapy according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Diet therapy according to Ayurvedic Medicine.
- Fasting and restrictive diets: therapeutic fasting, Monodietas, Chromatic Diet
- Personalized diet therapy: Assessment of nutritional status and eating habits. Assessment of the psychoemotional status and its implication in the diet. Basic principles for a balanced and personalized diet. Diet therapy applied to different stages of life: Recommendations for the healthy adult, in pregnancy, childhood, adolescence, climacteric and the elderly. Dietary recommendations on health problems: Overweight and obesity; Anorexy; Bulimia. To support immune system problems; cardiovascular system; Osteoarticular system; Digestive system, respiratory system; Genitourinary system, etc. Healthy food.
Module 3. Phytotherapy 15 ECTS
Unit 1. Introduction to herbal medicine
Definition of therapy. Historical evolution in the use of herbal medicine. Botany systematics. (Introduction). Taxonomy. Classification. Nomenclature. Different parts of the plant used in herbal medicine. Terminology in phytotherapy.
Unit 2. Raw material. Galenic forms and forms of preparation. Routes of administration.
Raw material. Concentration of active ingredients. Harvest. Conservation. Galenic formulation in herbal medicine. Forms of preparation. Routes of administration.
Unit 3. Chemical components in herbal medicine
Activity of the components: Active principles and substances with nutritional interest. Chemical nature.
Unit 4. Prescription in herbal medicine
Therapeutic strategy in phytotherapy according to the naturist criterion. Simple and compound presentations. Choice of prescription according to age, clinical syndrome and schedule of administration. Rules for the prescription of compound phytotherapy. Presentations and dosages. Treatment duration. Optimization of oral herbal intake. Contraindications and prudential rules in each system or pathology. Individual sensitivity. Interactions between phytotherapy and drugs.
Unit 5. Medicinal plants
Unit 6. Potential applications in herbal medicine
- Drainage and detoxification of the organism.
- Plants for: respiratory system, eye conditions, immune system, digestive system, cardiovascular action, dermatological conditions, excretory and genitourinary system, musculoskeletal system, reproductive system, nervous system, endocrine conditions.
- Useful plants in the stage of pregnancy, lactation and pediatrics.
- Principles of treatment and prescription in complex conditions and multiple pathology. Periodic phases and revisions. The prescriptions according to the evolution.
Module 4. Orthomolecular Nutrition 15 ECTS
Unit 1. Introduction to orthomolecular therapy
Unit 2. Vitamins and substances analogous to vitamins
Vitamins and vitaminoides. Classification. Antivitamins. Units and measures.
Hypovitaminosis and hypervitaminosis. Hypovitaminosis and deficiency disease. Hypervitaminosis, toxicity and excess. Synergy. Liposoluble vitamins. Vitamin A. Vitamin D. Vitamin E. Vitamin K. Vitamins. Water soluble. Denomination. General characteristics and applications of the B vitamins. Vitamin B1. Riboflavin or vitamin B2. Vitamin B3. Pantothenic acid or vitamin B5. Vitamin B6. Inositol. Hill or vitamin B7. Vitamin B8 or biotin. Vitamin B9. B12 vitamin. Vitamin C. Vitaminoides and substances analogous to vitamins. Para-Amino-benzoic acid (PABA). Orotic acid. Bioflavonoids.
Unit 3. Minerals and trace elements
General characteristics. Mineral composition of the adult human body. Classification of minerals. Mineral content of food. Bioavailability. Recommended contribution and needs. Orthomolecular mineral therapy. Galenic and therapeutic mineral forms. Mineral management. Caution with minerals. Minerals.
Unit 4. Proteins and amino acids
Definition of concepts. Biological value. Basic functions. Supplementation with amino acids. Prudential rules for supplementation with isolated amino acids. Functions and therapeutic action of amino acids. Arginine. Cysteine. Phenylalanine. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Glycine. Glutamine. Lysine. L Methionine. Ornithine. Proline. Taurine. Tyrosine. Tryptophan. Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs): Leucine, isoleucine and valine. L-carnitine. L-Glutathione (Glutathione O GSH). Phosphatidylserine (PS)
Unit 5. Enzymotherapy and Probiotics
Definition of concepts. Therapy. Systemic administration. Dosage. Therapeutic action. Interactions and side effects. Toxicity and contraindications. Enzyme therapy and weight loss. Probiotics. Therapy. Functions. Applications
Unit 6. Essential fatty acids
Characteristics. Metabolism. Lack of AGE. General functions of the AGE. Prostaglandins. Applications of AGE. Omega 6 series: source of GLA. EPA and DHA. Therapy with AGE. Pink Primrose Oil. Linseed oil. Wheat germ oil.
Unit 7. Special supplements
Caprylic acid. Quercitina. Coenzyme Q10. Therapy. Applications.
Module 5. Bach Flowers 8 ECTS
Introduction to Bach Flower Therapy
- Introduce the concept of the three-dimensional body, placing special emphasis on the Emotional Body as the generator of the emotions that created the disease.
- Define the differences between the two medicines, and between the therapies of the physical body and those of the emotional body.
- Analyze the symptomatology of the emotions of the emotional body to be able to diagnose then the cause of the diseases that are produced by them.
- To know the life and work of Bach.
- Define the basic characteristics of the different flower essences
Deepening the Bach Flowers
- Obtain the necessary knowledge of each of the different floral essences, as well as their characteristics and differential diagnosis.
- Know the basic rules to make a good floral treatment, its operation, its dosage and the reactions that can produce in the patient.
- Identify from different signals that the user provides in consultation to make a correct analysis of his personality and thus offer a better and individualized therapeutic service.
Module 6. Natural Cosmetics and Aromatherapy 4 ECTS
- To elaborate our cosmetic products to allow us to grant them therapeutic properties, to connect with creativity, generating exquisite and artisan formulas, besides being effective.
- Select the most suitable ingredients for our formulations, discarding the toxic products for our skin or for the environment, choosing the most suitable products to our needs or our clients, creating natural, effective and very personal formulas.
- Elaborate natural products for beauty or health, knowing the raw materials, creating and personalizing the formulas for personal or professional use and developing a craft activity, delicate and creative.
- Know the aromatic plants, Their properties, applications at the level of body, skin, emotional nervous system, contraindications and synergies for different situations.
- Acquire basic knowledge of the molecular structures of essential oils.
Once the studies are finished, students can choose to work in a natural therapy center; Polyclinics with health professionals; Establishments of dietetic products, herbalists and related; Herbodietética companies and related; Sports centers and gyms; Beauty and aesthetic centers; Spa's; Natural health centers; Naturist hotels and camping; Spas, luxury cruises; rehabilitation centers; Geriatric; among others.
After completing the master's degree (480 hours in person + 1,020 hours of personal work) and having passed the evaluation tests, two diplomas will be processed issued by:
- ISMET of "Master Natural Naturopathy and Techniques" (own and private title of 60 credits).
- University diploma in Phytotherapy (15 ECTS credits), UCAM - Catholic University of Murcia. The student upon enrollment at the master's degree can apply for admission to his own university degree in Phytotherapy and his proposal will be evaluated by a committee between ISMET-UCAM.
Access to studies
For the ISMET private degree: each application will be evaluated by an ISMET academic committee.
Students of ISMET have a tutor, who can attend in case of changes in schedules, difficulty in tracking subjects, personalized advice, professional development, among others. Similarly for students in online mode.
Promotions and special prices in other courses. Computer room with internet connection. Service sale material. Special promotions at the ISMET Therapy Center. Academic counseling by the study tutor. Practical therapies for students. ISMETalumni, alumni association. Job exchange. Advice in the exercise of the profession in the fiscal, labor, accounting, marketing, communication, LOPD, CPR insurance, others.
- Semi presencial
Weekly in morning, afternoon or Saturday. Possibility of combining various schedules.
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