About CNM’s Homeopathy Course

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine which is based on the principle of “The Law of Similars” – the principle of like curing like – a substance which can cause symptoms in a healthy individual can also be used to treat those symptoms when they manifest as part of a disease. It was developed about 200 years ago by a German Doctor called Samuel Hahnemann – a medic disillusioned with the ineffective and often barbaric treatments of the day. Homeopaths do not treat physical, emotional and mental symptoms separately but take the view that they are all interconnected as facets of the patient’s suffering. This is what makes homeopathy a truly holistic and refined art. Because the central principle requires the use of medicines that are often derived from toxic sources, homeopathic preparations are made in a special way which involves repeatedly diluting and shaking the medicines until they contain virtually no trace of the original substance. It is thought that the processes of preparation somehow imprint a characteristic energy pattern or blueprint of the substance onto the water in which they are diluted.

Why Study Homeopathy with The CNM?

The CNM Homeopathy Diploma Course provides high quality training that equips graduates to build highly successful practices. It is carefully structured so each study unit builds on the previous one, allowing students to develop their confidence and skills, and reach their full potential as professional Homeopaths. Students are strongly encouraged to develop their own unique style of consultation and application.

Homeopathy Course prerequisites

5 GCSEs or 2 A Levels, or equivalent academic and/or work experience. If you are able to demonstrate previous study or work experience you may apply to gain exemptions from some units. Please contact us for more information and to see if you qualify for direct enrolment.

Course Syllabus

Level I (Biomedicine, Naturopathy Study, Homeopathy I)

Duration – 1 – 3 years

Biomedicine

Duration – 1 year

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical terminology, cells, tissues, embryology
  • Anatomy, physiology, pathology
  • Clinical diagnostic, differential diagnosis
  • Examination methods
  • Infectious Diseases, Red Flag symptoms

Naturopathy Study

Duration – 1 year

  • Naturopathy
  • TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) 1
    • Chinese diagnostic, face, tongue, pulse, nail, abdominal diagnostics
  • Naturopathic Nutrition
  • First Aid Homeopathy
  • Introduction to Herbal Medicine
  • Naturopathy Clinics (Iridology)
    • History of Iridology
    • Technique of Examination
    • Topography of the Iris
    • Constitution, Disposition and Diathesis
    • Pupil Phenomena
    • Study of the signs
    • Study of pigments
    • Clinical application

Homeopathy year 1

Duration – 1 year

  • Introduction
  • 200 remedies
  • 50 remedies in detail
  • Case taking and follow up
  • Repertorisation
  • Reactions
  • 1st and 2nd prescription
  • Miasma
  • Comparison of remedies
  • First Aid

Level II (Naturopathic Principles and Homeopathy II)

Duration – 1 year

Naturopathic Principles

Duration – 1 year

  • Naturopathy & Detoxification
  • Bach Flower Therapy
  • Tissue Salts

Homeopathy year 2

Duration – 1 year

  • Mother and Child
  • Skin and Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Respiratory System
  • Women’s Diseases
  • Reproductive System
  • Urinary System
  • Rheumatism
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Pain
  • Practice Management

Level III (Homeopathy III and Dissertation)

Duration – 1 year

Homeopathy year 3

Clinical practice one, two and three.

Practitioner Development and Ethics 3

Research

This Unit will teach research methods, so students can identify best practice, and most effective techniques.

Dissertation

Students will be supported in writing a dissertation.

Diploma

  • CNM Diploma in Naturopathy
  • CNM Diploma in Homeopathy

Study Programme and Locations

Options

  • Full time, weekdays (London only)
  • Part time, weekends (London only)
  • Biomedicine modules are available in all UK Colleges including London, Manchester, Brighton, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol

Intake Dates

Typically, students enrol for the Autumn (Oct) and Spring (Feb) semesters. However, since our Biomedicine and Naturopathy courses are built around a modular system, new students can join a course throughout the year.

Examples

Depending on your study schedule, the diploma courses can be completed in 3, 4 or 5 years.

Full time study

  • Year 1: (Level 1) Biomedicine, Naturopathy Study and Homeopathy year 1
  • Year 2: (Level 2) Naturopathic Principles and Homeopathy year 2
  • Year 3: (Level 3) Homeopathy Year 3 and Dissertation

Part time study

  • Year 1: (Level 1) Biomedicine
  • Year 2: (Level 1) Naturopathy Study
  • Year 3: (Level 1) Homeopathy year 1
  • Year 4: (Level 2) Homeopathy year 2 and Naturopathic Principles
  • Year 5: (Level 3) Homeopathy year 3 and Dissertation

Our course advisors are here to help you create a schedule that suits your needs – contact us for information.

Cost

Please contact our registration advisors for exact course pricing, discounts, and financing options.

Accreditation

Homeopathy Training

anp-logo CNM Students are eligible to join the ANP (Association of Naturopathic Practitioners) and receive the following benefits:

  • Access to various databases for further research
  • Discounted indemnity insurance for clinical practice
  • Discounts from various companies
  • Reduced fees for special seminars, lectures, master classes, workshops
  • Free training to set up your business
  • Free mentoring for new graduates
hma-logo HMA (Homeopathic Medical Association)

Naturopathy Training

CNM’s Homeopathy training is based on Naturopathic Principles. It covers additional Naturopathic topics which gives the CNM trained Homeopath a wider spectrum of therapeutic and diagnostic tools.

general-naturopathic-council-logo GNC (General Naturopathic Council). Graduates are eligible to apply for GNC registration.
ANP (Association of Naturopathic Practitioners) is a member of the GNC (General Naturopathic Council) which is the professions council for Naturopathy in the UK.

How to Apply

We advise you to first contact us and discuss your personal needs and goals. We can then assist you in tailoring a study schedule that suits your lifestyle and commitments. Our course advisors are knowledgable, friendly, and deal with students from all walks of life – please call us at +44 (0)1342 410 505, use our contact form, or email info@naturopathy-uk.com.

Admissions Contact

Lynne Ott, Unit 1, Bulrushes Farm, Coombe Hill Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4LZ
T: +44 (0)1342 410 505 F: (+44) 1342 410 90

Continuing Study Options

Further Study with the CNM

Students who have completed the Biomedicine, Naturopathy Study, and Naturopathic Practical study Units may opt to study the other specialist diploma courses, Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, and Naturopathic Nutrition.

Degrees

CNM graduates are fully equipped to become successful therapists. Statistics have shown that more than 80% of CNM graduates are practising. To advance therapeutic skills, CNM offers post-graduate courses and additional training. CNM graduates are eligible to enrol on BSc or MSc programmes at various universities. CNM is happy to guide its students in choosing the best programme for their individual needs.

More about the History & Use of Homeopathy…

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann

Homeopathy is a scientific method of treatment which was developed by the German physician Dr Samuel Hahnemann in the late Eighteenth Century and is used throughout the world.

The term “homeopathy” comes from the Greek words “homoeos” (meaning similar) and “pathos” (meaning suffering). The principle of homeopathy lies in the Greek philosophy that “like cures like”, i.e. treating an illness with a substance that produces symptoms similar to those which the person suffers from. In other words, a substance which can produce symptoms of disease in a healthy person, can remove similar symptoms from the sick when given in homeopathic doses.

red-onionsFor example, if you’re chopping onions, your eyes water, itch and burn and you may also develop a runny nose with sneezing. If you had this similar pattern of symptoms during a cold or hay fever, then a homeopathic remedy made from red onion (Allium cepa) might be an effective treatment for this condition. Another example would be the use of the homeopathic remedy Coffea Cruda, prepared from coffee, which is often used to treat the same type of insomnia that too much coffee can cause.

Based on the principle of “like cures like”, homeopathy is applicable in the treatment of many acute and chronic conditions. The main goal of a Homeopath is therefore to identify the one substance that would produce symptoms most similar to those that a patient is suffering from.

Homeopathic remedies are made from naturally occurring substances, such as plants and minerals. There are thousands of commonly used remedies and each homeopathic remedy can be used to treat a specific set of symptoms. Rather than giving the same medicine to each patient with the same diagnosis, homeopathic remedies are selected for each person based on the entire symptom picture, in addition to the diagnosis and disease pathology.

How does Homeopathy work?

To answer this question one must first understand the basic causes of disease. Disease is a state of imbalance resulting from several factors. These factors include external influences such as lifestyle (diet, exercise), environmental exposures, microbes, as well as physical and mental trauma.

However, in order for these external factors to cause a disease the individual must possess the susceptibility – his/her vitality must be weakened. Vitality is synonymous with energy – the more energetic one feels, the greater the vitality is. If you feel mentally alert and are physically active, you have a strong vital force. If you are vitally strong then you are less susceptible to disease forces. You are more immune to actions of viruses, bacteria’s, parasites, seasonal changes and stress – you fall ill less often.

 Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

According to the homeopathic way of thinking, a disease originates from the disturbance of this “Vital Force” that sustains life, which can be considered as the “engine” of a person, the physical or mental vigour, the capacity to live.

As the origin of the disease occurs on an energetic level it needs an energetic therapy, such as Homeopathy, to meet this level. There are other energetic therapies such as herbal medicine or acupuncture, but as Mahatma Gandhi once said,

“Homeopathy cures a greater percentage of cases than any other method of treatment.” – Mahatma Gandhi

The vital force is also influenced by the food one eats, the exercise one does, medications, the function of organs, environmental factors and stress. A happy person who loves life, who contributes positively to life and who has aims in life, supports this vital force. A person, who is critical and does things he/she shouldn’t do, reduces their vital force.

The problem most homeopaths face, that in the current drug dependent world, it is not easy to evaluate what the natural ‘disease’ is because the drugs will produce a plethora of side-effects and illnesses that are not naturally indicative of the person’s well-being. In other words, were they not taking drugs they would not have such blurred symptoms – as well as fragile and mental countenance as their presentation. The reality is these artificially induced illnesses (side-effects) are superimposed on the original natural illness, therefore symptoms are contaminated or suppressed and the patient cannot give a clear picture of how they are feeling.

There are thousands of different homeopathic remedies. These come in several forms including liquid potencies but are usually small pills which are absorbed under the tongue. It is the skilled Homeopath who will prescribe the right medicine in the correct strength to grow the vitality of a patient, which then balances organ functions. In other words: the homeopathic remedy gives the energetic impulse to the body to heal itself and to bring it back into harmony. A Homeopath does not treat symptoms but the vital force of the person. Once the patient is back in harmony no further treatment is needed. A Homeopath will also give advice on maintaining a balanced lifestyle – and will sometimes direct the patient to see a nutritionist about nutrition and food supplements, as well as naturopathy and herbal medicine, if this is deemed appropriate.

A person’s environment is important for their well-being. If a patient is in contact with someone in the family or at work who undermines them by constant criticism, then the patient won’t get well. This is something a good homeopath will seek to resolve. It often helps in such cases for the patient to have a word with the other party to address the conflict. Sometimes, if the situation does not improve, a homeopath may recommend a change in living arrangements or job, knowing that a harmonious environment is the best basis to get well and stay healthy.

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