Becoming a Holistic Health Practitioner

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Before enrolling for a holistic health course, you can research on the duties and responsibilities of a holistic health practitioner. There are several programs related to holistic medicine and holistic health. There are short duration programs that involve a few months training, while there are also degree courses that require three years of study. The former are useful, in case you are already an acupuncturist or a massage therapist. However, if you want to become a holistic health practitioner, you need to undertake a degree course in holistic health. While deciding to take up a holistic health program, make sure you do sufficient research regarding the courses offered by the holistic health institutes. Since, holistic health is a diverse field with many areas of specialization (massage therapy, yoga, acupressure, homeopathy etc.), some institutes may offer a limited choice. It is advisable to enroll in the institute that offers the field that you want to major in down the line. Once, you complete your training course in holistic health, you can opt for a certification program in your specialization. Certificates are an added advantage to prove your excellence in a specific field. Many students opt for certifications, as it increases business as well as job opportunities. In case, your institute does not provide certifications, you can enroll in other holistic health schools and universities. As soon as you complete your certification, you can choose to practice, either on your own or in hospitals and clinics. Another option is that you work for one or two years to gain experience before starting your own business. Though, there are advantages of owning a business in holistic health, one needs to have the confidence to practice on your own and keep flexible timings. It is estimated that a licensed holistic health practitioner with a doctorate degree can earn an average income of about $60,000 per year. After completing the training course in holistic health, it is advisable to attempt the licensing exam. This way, you can become a licensed holistic health practitioner in your specialization. Nowadays, many people opt for natural healing and hence, holistic heath practitioners are in high demand. This may be due to the fact that there are no side effects of holistic health, provided one consults a licensed practitioner. A holistic health practitioner can also opt for counseling and teaching holistic health techniques. For becoming a counselor, you need to have a master's degree in holistic health counseling and also qualify in the relevant licensing exam.
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Prostate Nutrition Therapy for a Healthy Life

Because prostate nutrition and health are linked closely it only makes sense that if you are not eating a healthy diet your general health level will also decline along with your prostate health. If you have poor nutritional habits your chances of developing some form of prostate problem are increased. The thing to remember is that the key to good prostate health is eating a healthy diet.
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A Deviated Septum and Snoring

One of the things I really love about my job is the pleasure of being able to hear directly from my clients about how much my programs have helped them and to learn just how dramatic the results are. In fact, some of my clients have written to me and told me that other problems they were experiencing have cleared up just by using my program. Others have written to me and told me of other problems they are experiencing and have asked if any of my programs will help them.
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Is It Possible to Reverse Premature Gray Hair?

Given the currently available treatment alternatives it seems that the premature graying process cannot be reversed. There is no scientific evidence that any existing medicine, herb, dietary supplement or natural substance can prevent or reverse graying hair. Several cosmetics and pharmaceuticals giants are working on the discovery of the ultimate cure for gray hair but no satisfactory solution is commercially available yet.
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Covering Grey Hair with Progressive Hair Colorants

In treating genetically determined, premature grey hair, any effective therapy should involve interference with our genes. However, at the moment, no such treatment exists that can halt or reverse the dying of pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. Therefore, the only currently available grey hair treatment option for premature and age-related grey hair is to cover it.
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Cheap and Easy- How to Care For Your Hair

Haircare is something that you can spend a great deal of money on but there are also many creative ways to cut your haircare expenses. For instance, did you know that if you have to brush your hair more than three time during the day to keep it in place, you need a change of style? If you invest in a good haircut and styling, you can save time and money you would have spent on styling products.
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Diagnosing and Treating Acid Reflux in Children

Every year millions of adults suffer the affects of gastro esophageal reflux disease or GERD for short. But what most people don't realize is that acid reflux in children is also a very common problem. Just like an adult if a child's GERD is left untreated a whole multitude of problems can occur, including esophageal damage, trouble breathing, larynx damage, and an increased chance of cancer of the esophagus.
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About Low Blood Pressure

Having low blood pressure may not be as dangerous as high blood pressure, but there are still several serious concerns for those with this condition. The often experience severe dizziness and lightheadedness, especially upon standing suddenly. They may also have chronic fainting spells. The lack of proper blood circulation can also cause nausea and cold or clammy skin, fatigue, and problems with concentration and problem solving.
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High Blood Pressure Medication

Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries as the heart pushes the blood to circulate around the body. Among the most common disorder concerning blood pressure is hypertension or High Blood Pressure (HBP), a condition characterized by a blood pressure equal to or higher than 140/90 mmHg.
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Improving Self Esteem with Therapeutic Relaxation

Positive self-esteem is very important for our general health and wellness as human beings. Having positive self-esteem is also important for promoting any type of healing, whether physical, emotional or spiritual. Poor or low self-esteem on the other hand can be quite detrimental to our well-being and even our very existence. Negative self-esteem can create anxiety, stress, loneliness, depression, problems with relationships, seriously impair academic and job performance and also can generate an increased vulnerability to drug and alcohol abuse and dependency.
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How to Start a Low Cholesterol Diet Plan

For many people finding out they have high cholesterol may come as a shock. While it is a serious health problem for many people remedying the situation can be as easy as following a low cholesterol diet plan. In fact this will probably be the first thing any good doctor will recommend. The first time putting together this type of diet can be a little confusing but there are many resources available to help with everything from food selection to meal planning.
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Eating Foods to Avoid High Cholesterol is Easier then You Think

Cholesterol over the years has gotten a bad name and most people view it as something that must be avoided and eliminated completely from their lives. What most people fail to realize because of the misinformation they've been fed is that cholesterol is a necessary nutrient that our bodies use to produce everything from cell walls to hormones. It is much like anything else, in moderation it is not a "bad" thing and if you know the foods to avoid high cholesterol it is easy to keep your levels under control.
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High Cholesterol Foods to Avoid

For those who suffer from high cholesterol the best and first way to control and lower their cholesterol levels is through their diet. But many people are confused as to what constitutes a high cholesterol food they need to avoid and a low cholesterol food. This is because there is a difference between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol.
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How To Stop Excessive Sweating

There are various proven ways on how to stop excessive sweating. There is a home treatment to stop excessive sweating that is really worth a second look. Mike Ramsey of Stop Sweating And Start Living has developed a very practical and low-cost home regimen which has helped many sufferers within days of adopting it. Even for those without any problem with excessive sweat, it is a perfectly safe and natural hygiene habit, and that’s from those who have really tried it.
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Foot pain

On the whole, the feet are very small when compared to the rest of the body. During the day, most people spend about 12 to 14 hours on their feet. Because the feet are used so much during normal daily activity, the excessive loads that are placed on the feet mean approximately 75% of people worldwide will suffer foot pain at some stage in their lives. Foot pain can also reduce your mobility and independence, as is often seen in the elderly. When your feet hurt, it not only disturbs your body but it can prove to be distracting to your work and concentration.
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The Prescription Is Good Lovin

Magazines frequently ask me to write articles about health; and I am often invited to speak at conferences to talk about healing, and though I thoroughly enjoy what I do: Can we please talk about something else besides health? Can we talk about something else, like poetry or love? We are more than a bit obsessed with health, and it does not improve the quality of health if we talk more about it. It only works if you actually do something about it -- you know, the basics: Eat a good balanced diet with lots of fresh organic fruits and vegetables, drink lots of clean water, moderate your vices, exercise as best you can, connect with family and friends, and the rest you know from memory by now. But a better prescription for health might become profoundly good love.
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A Healthier Life is Yours for the Taking

Why do so many people take their health for granted? Why do so many abuse their bodies by smoking, drinking too much alcohol, taking too many drugs (prescription and over the counter), eating unhealthy foods, and not getting enough sleep? Being healthy is a life choice, and it starts with a healthy diet. The benefits are endless, but the consequences of neglecting ourselves of this most primal need (proper nutrients) is often deadly.
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