Introduction to the Foundations of Holistic Christian Herbalism Course

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The Study of Holistic Christian Herbalism .:. Foundations of Christian Course

So why study holistic herbalism?

Studying holistic herbalism will equip you to educate family, friends, and clients about the use herbs and lifestyle factors to re-balance the body and restore wellness. In particular, the study of Christian Holistic Herbalism will train you in how to root your holistic practice in the Bible and in a Christian worldview.

What is holistic Christian herbalism?

Holistic Christian herbalism is a model of wellness and healthcare that takes the whole person into consideration: body, mind, and spirit. Therefore, the Christian holistic herbalist, understands that in order to achieve a fullness of health, the practitioner needs to address the whole person, including their spiritual life and community life. Herbs alone are not sufficient. Lifestyle must also be addressed.

A Holistic Christian Herbalism Course

This is the approach taught at School of Christian Herbalism. By enrolling in the Foundations of Holistic Christian Herbalism Course, you will be taught how to see a person the way that God intended them to be seen, as whole persons serving a whole God. You will discover that true health isn’t reactionary, but proactive. Holistic Christian herbalism is rooted in bringing a person into balance, so that they can lead a productive and joyful life in service of God and their community.

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Holistic Christian Herbalism Course
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Partial Transcript Below: Foundations of Christian Herbalism Course Introduction

Biomedicine versus Holistic Herbalism

The modern biomedical model of health that we have today is primarily geared towards reacting to symptoms rather than at prevention. Biomedicine is about management rather than reversal. The biomedical model goes by many different names: allopathic medicine, western medicine, etc.. You may have heard many of these terms being used to describe our predominant medical system. But I think that best label for our current health care system is biomedical. The reason for this label is because that is how it approaches health care. It seeks to alter and counteract our biochemistry using foreign agents to intervene with our biological processes.

By contrast, the purpose of a holistic practitioner is to educate you to make the best choices for your own health. The holistic model of care focuses on prevention of illness. It seeks to help the body in its own recovery. It doesn’t focus on treating symptoms, but looking for the deeper cause of imbalance.

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Notes for the Introduction to the Foundations of Christian Herbalism Course:

DEFINITIONS

Biomedicine

A medical model concerned with the application of biological science and biochemistry to health. Biomedicine defines the predominant form of medicine in our contemporary culture. Largely focused on treating symptoms.

Holistic

A model of medicine that is concerned with the whole person. The definition of a whole person usually includes body, mind, and spirit. This model is largely concerned with identifying root causes on imbalance and education a person in taking charge of their own health.

Reductionism

A scientific philosophy that is concerned with the smallest functional parts of the organism. In the biomedical model this usually refers to specific organs, cells, and/or molecules. Reductionism reduces the person or the plant to its parts, often to the exclusion of he whole.

Wholism

Wholism begins with the view that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. This is a highly christian idea. A person in the christian worldiew isn’t just a collection of mechanical parts. A person is more than their body, and is even greater than their mind. Under the Christian worldview a person is made in the image of God, called to attain a likeness to God. A person is a hypostatic union of body, mind, and spirit. This philosophy is sometimes also spelled Holism.

Hypostatic

A hypostatic union is a theological term most often referring to God, in particular to the incarnation of Christ. In its simplest form, it means an inseparable yet unconfused union of different thing. For example, Christ is both fully God and fully Man. The two natures aren’t mingled together, nor are they confused. In other words, they remain distinct from one another. Yet they are also inseparable. When used in regards to the human person, hypostasis refers to the nature of what it means to be a human. The human person is body, mind, and spirit. These are distinct natures that are united in a human person to form one inseparable nature. It is unnatural for a human for example to be without a body. That is why when we spend eternity with the God, we will be given new bodies, glorified bodies.

MEDICAL MODELS – STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Biomedical Model

Strengths

  • Life-saving measures
  • Ability to use lab work to diagnose disease and deficiency
  • Surgical interventions
  • Use of antibiotics (this can actually be a double-edged sword as antibiotics are often overused. But when used only when necessary they can be lifesaveing.)
  • Cancer treatment
  • Acute illness
  • Insurance funded
  • Legally supported

Weaknesses

  • Preventative medicine
  • Wellness
  • Lifestyle and health counseling
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Reductionist thinking
  • Disease reversal and treatment
  • Chronic illness
  • Educating patients
  • Treats symptoms and perhaps direct causes
  • Physician centered

Holistic Model

Strengths

  • Preventative medicines
  • Wellness
  • Lifestyle and health counseling
  • Wholistic thinking
  • Reversal of root imbalances
  • Client education
  • Nutrition
  • Chronic illness
  • Searches for root causes and how they are related
  • Client centered

Weakness

  • Life-saving measures
  • Surgical interventions
  • Lack of access to lab work for diagnoses
  • Legal restraints
  • Out of pocket costs
If you are ready to begin your journey into the world of Holistic Christian Herbalism, then JOIN NOW by ENROLLING in the Foundations of Christian Herbalims Course. Don’t wait. New lectures are being added weekly.

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FREE Introductory Lecture in the Foundations of Christian Herbalism Course Online

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