2023-2024 Course Catalog 
  
    Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog
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THR 5131 - Therapeutic Modalities II


Credit(s): 4

Naturopathic doctors are trained to offer a broad scope of therapeutic options ranging from nature cure to pharmaceuticals chosen in accordance with the therapeutic order. This class explores the history, philosophy, and foundational concepts of botanical medicine, homeopathy, and pharmacology, and explores how each modality is employed as part of a holistic approach to medicine. We will explore the unique elements as well as the commonalities and differences of each modality.  

  • The botanical medicine portion develops knowledge on a wide range of topics by blending a strong foundation in the traditional practices of herbal medicine with a modern, evidence-informed approach. We will explore plant energetics, phytochemistry, basic botany, and the actions and indications for many botanical medicines. 
  • The homeopathy portion covers the principles of classic homeopathy and focuses on supporting students build case-taking skills and a working knowledge of the homeopathic repertory and major remedies.
  • The pharmacology portion explores the principles of how medications physiologically interact with the body. Students will learn about major drug classes and start to build knowledge of indications, contraindications, and how drugs are prescribed.
Corequisite(s): THR 5131T , THR 5131L 



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