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American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges

September 24th, 2022

Holistic Junction’s featured school of the week is the distinguished American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC). The AANMC believes that “…Naturopathic medicine is a wonderful profession if you want to make a difference…”

Comprised of five member schools,Guest Posting the AANMC offers Bastyr University – just ten miles from Seattle, Washington. Firmly planted on fifty acres of beautiful landscaping and on the northeast shore of Lake Washington, Bastyr’s 186,000 square foot academic facility is adjacent to miles of scenic wooded trails that wind through natural habitat and secluded beach in St. Edward State Park.

Bastyr’s University’s Mission is to “…educate future leaders in natural health education, research and clinical services, we improve the health and well-being of the human community.”

AANMC’s Bastyr University includes rewarding amenities like their facility Library which offers a comprehensive collection on complementary & alterative medicine books, journals, publications, a massive video and audiotape collection and valuable online resources as well. In addition to its library, Bastyr University also has a bookstore, natural foods cafetaria, and even an onsite chapel.

Bastyr University is a leading academic center for educational progression in natural health sciences and carries many accreditations: the Commission on Colleges and Universites of the Northwest Association of Schools & Colleges; the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education; the American Dietetics Association; the Washington State Department of Health; Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; and is approved by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service to accept and enroll foreign non-immigrant students as well.

AANMC’s Bastyr University offers multiple academic degree programs in Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Nutrition, Herbal Science, Health Psychology, and Excercise Science & Wellness. Additionally, AANMC’s Bastyr provides even more programs, such as CAM, and and various Certification programs in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Japanese Acupuncture, Naturopathic Midwifery, Natuopathic Medicine Residency and much more.

AANMC’s Bastyr University extends education and training to students so they may one day become natural health practitioners. Bastyr University’s conception and growth is based on the principles of Dr. John Bastyr’s teachings and examples. Renowned to “listen with his heart,” Dr. Bastyr had a simple philosophy: “…the patient, not the doctor, does the curing…,” and was revered as a pioneer and promoter in the field of natural medicine. AANMC’s Bastyr University assures that his principles and beliefs will be a curriculum mainstay.

Natural Health Medicine – Children

March 22nd, 2022

Natural health medicine can be as important for children as it is for their parents. The close contact they encounter with other children, in nurseries and kindergartens, means that minor infections, such as runny noses and colds, are easily picked up.

Natural health medicine can assist children to resist infection by boosting their immune systems. In turn this may assist them to combat the germs carried by other children, or if they do catch something it could help them to nip it in the bud.

In addition to being effective in strengthening a child’s resistance to illness, natural health medicine is usually free of unpleasant side effects. Therefore, it helps children to stay healthy in more ways than one. Not only are they less likely to be affected by illnesses, but also if they are unfortunate enough to be smitten, natural health medicine assists in promoting a speedy recovery.

It is always distressing for parents of children who become ill, as well as for the children themselves. Those parents who have discovered the benefits of natural health medicine are in a better position to help their offspring stay well. Children frequently recover quickly from minor ailments, but may do so even more speedily with the help of natural health medicine.

Although sick children can quickly recover, parents are concerned that illnesses can spread to brothers and sisters. This is why natural health medicine is important to the whole family. It can help to ensure that any temporary incapacity does not become prolonged.

Of course children rely on their parents to look after them, and they are even more dependent when they are unwell. Fortunately there are natural health medicines for children as well as adults. Natural health medicine for children is just one of the ways that proper care can be administered. It is good that we live an age when help and advise is freely available for child related matters. Undoubtedly children are our future, so it is in our best interests to look after them and protect them from illness.