What is clinical herbalism?
Clinical herbalism is the therapeutic use of herbs in a clinical, or professional setting. You will learn all about botanical medicine, mycology, and plant energetics. Mycology is the study of fungi —or medicinal mushrooms. Plant energetics means that each plant carries with it its own special properties —such as warming or cooling, for example. You will discover and learn all about your true plant allies —meaning the plants you are called to work with in this time and space.
A clinical herbalist is someone educated in alternative and complementary healing modalities, known collectively as holistic medicine or holistic health with a specialty focus on plant medicine. Rockwell graduates assess the whole person, create long-term health solutions, and educate the masses on preventative care, helping heal the world one human at a time.
Our programs comprise a total of eight interchangeable learning modules. For the CHD program, students are required to complete modules 1, 3, 4, 7, and 8. You can find detailed module course work in the above menu under 'Modules'.
Our Clinical Herbalism and Rockwell Tri-Doctorate Programs contain full coursework in aromatherapy, homeopathy, and iridology.
Our iridology program is IIPA (International Iridology Practitioners Association) approved and meets member qualifying requirements of Iridology I & II.
Students who complete this program may use the professional designation of Clinical Herbalist (CH) or Clinical Herbalist Doctor (CHD), whichever title is preferred.
Some graduates may prefer to put an “R” in front of their title to distinguish their Rockwell education, as in RCH (Rockwell Clinical Herbalist) or RCHD (Rockwell Clinical Herbalist Doctor).
Think of TNDs & CHHPS as specialists who learn a wide variety of alternative therapies and healing modalities that go far beyond what most people can even imagine. Unlike herbalists who work almost exclusively within the realm of herbs and plant energetics, TNDs and CHHPs can offer their clients knowledge outside of herbalism and nutrition, like hydrotherapy and medical ozone.
Clinical Herbalism, Botanical Medicine, & Plant Energetics
CHDs learn everything about plant medicine, as well as mycology which is the study of fungi, like medicinal mushrooms. Their knowledge is anchored in the world of greenery right outside our door. They know far more about herbal medicine than their naturopath and nutrition peers.
Advanced Holistic Nutrition
AHNDs focus almost exclusively on holistic nutrition and therapeutic diets. Their level of understanding of nutrition far exceeds that of the TNDs and the CHDs. Think of them as nutritional experts. Food as medicine is their specialty!
Are you ready to develop the skills you need to become an expert in your field?
Our programs help prepare the most in-demand, highly qualified holistic medicine practitioners of our class and type in the world!
Students want a school they can be proud of and a name they can trust. That name is Rockwell. How can you tell if Rockwell is right for you?
Do you absolutely love the quality of our programs? Do you appreciate an immediate response to any concerns? Do you want your voice to be heard and your opinion to matter? Does Rockwell resonate with your ideas of what a holistic medicine school should be?
These are the biggest deciding factors for students who choose Rockwell. If you still have questions, text, call, chat, or email us!
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Unlike most herbal medicine and natural health schools, Rockwell students have lifetime access to our programs and continuing education at no additional cost. This is helpful for individuals who seek professional board certification for holistic practitioners, which requires 10-20 yearly CEUs (continuing education units) for candidates to maintain their status. This means never having to pay for continuing education again.