Ethnomedicine 

What is Ethnomedicine

Ethnomedicine is a system that applies both art and science to help the human body to restore it’s health and well-being. It utilises traditional remedies to activate the immune system. Herbs are used for cleansing, elimination and detoxification. Some are used to stimulate the body’s self-healing capabilities to counteract physical symptoms, whilst other may be used as a tonic to help the body’s immunity.

The human body easily assimilates nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antibiotics and hormonal substances from plants to obtain both food and medicine. Ethnomedicine is a healing modality for chronic problems. With the skillful selection of herbs, a profound transformation in health can be effected without the danger of the unpleasant side-effects inherent in drug-based medicines. Plants have a direct impact on physiological activity and by knowing what body processes one wants to help or heal, the appropriate herb or plant action can be selected.

The Practical Significance of Ethnomedicine

Ethnomedicine is a specialist area that is not restricted to describing “exotic” healing practices, but it actually offers practical help in  veryday clinical medicine. Thus, Ethnomedicine facilitates communication with patients from all walks of life. Moreover, an  thnomedical Practitioner’s observations and analysis within the scope of Ethnomedicine’s understanding of the inherent conceptions  eld by their patients, with regard to illness and therapy, has heightened the medical and nursing fraternity.

Thus, these practitioners are better equipped to pinpoint and respond to their patient’s needs. Ethnomedicine is considered to be an  unbiased science by it’s proponents.

Consultation

Ethnomedicine practitioners treat the individual holistically and will consult the root cause of their illness. Different herbal remedies are prescribed for each patient’s specific needs. Remedies can be taken in a variety of ways, such as tinctures, capsules, infusions and ointments, depending on which herbs are being used and what condition is being treated.

List of practitioners


  • Ethnomedicine Practitioners
  • Ethnopsychology Practitioners
  • Ethnomedicine Health Advisors
  • Ethno Massage Therapists
  • Ethnomedicine Students
  • Ethnomedicine Manufacturers & Health Shops
  • Training Institute

MEMBERSHIP PATH TO BECOME AN

ETHNOMEDICINE PRACTITIONER

FREE MEMBERSHIP

  • Access to documents & articles
  • Access to newsletters
  • Access to membership support

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP - STU

  • All the benefits of a FREE member
  • Access to online shop & discounts
  • Added to the EPASA membership register showing member in the process of higher education

ETHNOMEDICINE HEALTH ADVISOR - EHA

  • All the benefits of Student member
  • Personal profile on EPASA
  • Will be registered as a NON Diagnostic Practitioners, are able to advise on nutrition and life style. They can not diagnose a patient or write sick notes

ETHNOMEDICINE PRACTITIONER - DEM

  • All the benefits of the lower membership
  • May Diagnose
  • May write out sick notes
  • May make own medicines for patients
  • Access to advanced products in shop
ETHNOMEDICINE PRACTITIONER - D.Emed

Register:      TRADITIONAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER
Category:     HERBALIST

YEAR 1: Category: HERBALIST : Ethnomedicine Practitioner, D.Emed Study Hours
Unit Name of Course Credits Days Class Home & Practical Total
101 Divination 1 – Basic Trance State Therapy 7 4 32 40 72
106 African Healing Philosophy 1 3 2 16 10 26
110 Nutrition & Lifestyle 1 6 4 32 30 62
117 Pathophysiology 1 13 6 48 80 128
119 Iridology 1 13 6 48 80 128
120 Herbs / Ethnobotany 1 11 4 32 80 112
120 Herbs / Ethnobotany 2 11 4 32 80 112
120 Herbs / Ethnobotany 3 11 4 32 80 112
120 Herbs / Ethnobotany 4 11 4 32 80 112
120 Herbs / Ethnobotany 5 11 4 32 80 112
120 Herbs / Ethnobotany 6 11 4 32 80 112
120 Herbs / Ethnobotany 7 – Signs & diagnostics 11 4 32 80 112
TOTAL 120 50 400 800 1200

 

ETHNOMEDICINE HEALTH ADVISOR - EHA

Register:       TRADITIONAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER 
Category:     HERBALIST

NEW APPLICANTS WILL PROVISIONALLY BE REGISTERED AS EHA UNTIL COMPLETION OF UPGRADE MODULES FOR ETHNOMEDINE PRACTITIONER, D.Emed

YEAR 1: Category: HERBALIST : Ethnomedicine Health Advisor, EHA Study Hours
Unit Name of Course Credits Days Class Home & Practical Total
             
101 Divination 1 – Basic Trance State Therapy 7 4 32 40 72
110 Nutrition & Lifestyle 1 6 4 32 30 62
117 Pathophysiology 1 13 6 48 80 128
119 Iridology 1 13 6 48 80 128
106 African Healing Philosophy 1 3 2 16 10 26
             
  TOTAL 42 22 172 240 416
 
  Additional subjects required for D.Emed  
120 Herbs / Ethnobotany 1 11 4 32 80 112
120 Herbs / Ethnobotany 2 11 4 32 80 112
120 Herbs / Ethnobotany 3 11 4 32 80 112
120 Herbs / Ethnobotany 4 11 4 32 80 112
120 Herbs / Ethnobotany 5 11 4 32 80 112
120 Herbs / Ethnobotany 6 11 4 32 80 112
120 Herbs / Ethnobotany 7 – Signs & diagnostics 11 4 32 80 112
             
  TOTAL 149 50 396 800 1256
TRADITIONAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER - THP

Register:    TRADITIONAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER 
Category:   HERBALIST

NEW APPLICANTS WILL PROVISIONALLY BE REGISTERED AS EHA UNTIL COMPLETION OF UPGRADE MODULES FOR
 ETHNOMEDICINE PRACTITIONER, D.Emed

YEAR 1: Category: HERBALIST : Traditional Health Practitioner, THP

Study Hours

Unit

Name of Course

Credits

Days

Class

Home & Practical

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

101

Divination 1 – Basic Trance State Therapy

7

4

32

40

72

106

African Healing Philosophy 1

3

2

16

10

26

120

Herbs / Ethnobotany 1

11

4

32

80

112

120

Herbs / Ethnobotany 2

11

4

32

80

112

120

Herbs / Ethnobotany 3

11

4

32

80

112

120

Herbs / Ethnobotany 4

11

4

32

80

112

120

Herbs / Ethnobotany 5

11

4

32

80

112

120

Herbs / Ethnobotany 6

11

4

32

80

112

120

Herbs / Ethnobotany 7 – Signs & diagnostics

11

4

32

80

112

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

89

35

280

610

890

Additional subjects required for D.Emed

110

Nutrition & Lifestyle 1

6

4

32

30

62

117

Pathophysiology 1

13

6

48

80

128

119

Iridology 1

13

6

48

80

128

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

108

46

400

800

1200

SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION - EHA/EPA

Register:    TRADITIONAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER 
Category:    HERBALIST / DIVINER

CPD – Continued Professional Development

Study Hours

30 Hours per annum required by EPASA, HEPASA & IMDHA

Unit

Name of Course

 Credits

Days

Class

Home & Practical

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

105

Ethnopsychology

6

4

32

28

60

106

African Healing Philosophy

2

2

16

4

20

107

Life Coaching 1

3

2

16

14

30

108

Hypnoanesthesia & Pain Management

2

2

16

4

20

110

Nutrition & Lifestyle

6

4

32

30

62

109

Advanced Soul & Past Life Regression

2

2

16

0

16

114

Signs & Symptoms

5

4

32

18

50

110

Divination & Higher Consciousness

5

4

32

18

50

121

HIV/Aids Counselling

2

2

16

0

16

123

Trauma Support & Counselling

2

2

16

0

16

124

Ethno Massage Therapy

9

8

64

30

94

CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - CPD

Register:    ALL REGISTERS
30 HOURS ANNUAL CLASSROOM TRAINING  

CPD COURSES REGISTERED WITH EPASA

CERTIFICATE TO BE SUBMITTED WITH ANNUAL RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP FEE