It is refreshing and rejuvenating to meet like-minded people with similar interests and skillsets.
The workshops offered by ICTIM provide an opportunity to explore, in the company of others, the boundaries of integrative medicine, thus developing and deepening your own knowledge.
Listen and discuss innovative approaches to different issues with experienced health care professionals from all traditions.
Workshops provide an opportunity to network with people you may not normally meet in your daily practice.
All ICTIM teachers are highly experienced in their field and offer a broad and deep exposure to clinical practice in all traditions.
By leaving your daily routine, you give yourself the opportunity to reclaim the art of medicine.
The strength of biomedicine is in its scientific paradigm.
The strength of traditional medicine is in its broad range of therapeutic modalities, that address the patient holistically and which are able to relieve diverse pathologies, from blood pressure to burning feet syndrome, without recourse to drugs.
These workshops teach a range of traditional therapies, why they are of value, and how they can be integrated into clinical practice.
Artemesia argyi or “mugwort” is burned at specific acupuncture points on the body near the surface in order to trigger healing responses. During this workshop you will discuss and learn how to practice with the following traditional styles: Okyu moxa, cone moxa, stick-on moxa, needle-head moxa and moa cigar.
This workshop is also accompanied by a series of online lectures which may be accessed up to 2 weeks before the workshop.
Integrative medicine raises its own unique ethical issues which need to be considered in relation to your clinical practice.
Ethics deals with the choices we make. It also examines the actions consequent to these choices, taking into account the duties and obligations that a health care practitioner has towards their patients and the wider community.
Issues such as health care resources, health care access, and cultural choices also come within its remit.
This workshop helps you explore these issues in a case study type format.
Workshops in clinical skills are offered to students of the Higher Diploma in Clinical Integrative Medicine and other healthcare professionals.
These workshops are held over two days and cover five clinical examinations from traditional and biomedical perspectives: the muscloskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous and gastrointestinal systems.
With modern technology, there is less emphasis on becoming proficient in bedside examination skills, even though many diseases, or the functional effects of a pathology, are diagnosed and evaluated through clinical examination. These workshops help you to become confident in your clinical examination skills.
Pharmacy is anintegral part of clinical practice, but increased legislation, traceability,and transparency increase the need for due diligence in this important area. Forherbal medicines there is an added dimension that the prescriptions areformulated for each individual patient. Proper procedures are required toensure that this is done safety and efficiently.
This one day workshop covers the requirements for safe dispensing of natural products and herbs, including those manufactured ‘in-house’.
Taking the plant from the ground, to the end stage of medicine requires care at every stage. This course is designed to help you understand the pit falls in this process, as well as helping you to put the proper procedures in place, to ensure maximum care and quality.
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is one of the requirements for manufacturing Natural Products, including herbal products, in order to ensure the quality and safety of the product. GMP is becoming a legal requirement in most jurisdictions due to demands for patient safety and traceability.
All natural products and herbs must be produced to appropriate quality and safety requirements. Quality starts with the starting material. Therefore, it is important that the growing and harvesting of herbs are done to the appropriate standards.
“Not only did I enjoy the course and the challenges it posed, but the course gave me insight and knowledge into herbology that I can apply in my Chiropractic practice. It was very easy getting signed up and getting all the information needed. I appreciate the opportunity to grow with such a great organization.”
"My first contact with herbal medicine was through the ICTIM. They taught me important things about herbal science, but they also taught me to see the herbs as a living being, that interacts with people and all the environment. Understanding that herbs are part of the universe and thus we are somehow connected with them, and with everything else, has changed my way of thinking the therapeutic proccess entirely. Although I continued my studies more specifically on Chinese herbal medicine, the things I learned from Mrs Rosari and the other teachers from ICTIM are always a part of my medical thinking process, because it changed the way I understand medicine and the treatment process, and for that I am really grateful."
“The course on Irish Medicine with Rosari Kingston was wonderful. I gained a solid understanding of the role that the Irish indigenous worldview plays in Irish herbalism and traditional healing. It is inspiring to know that the wisdom of the ages is still being studied, appreciated, and passed on, and that it is still useful in a clinical setting. I appreciated getting to know some of the techniques and concepts of Irish traditional medicine so that I might use them in my own work as a clinical herbalist."
“I would highly recommend this course for anyone with an interest in a holistic approach to medicine. The course is well structured with a focus on practical applications. As a medical research scientist by trade, I chose this course in particular owing to two factors : 1: the material is often backed by research verified information and 2: the lecturers are practitioners with real life experience.
The course itself is provided in a flexible online learning approach which works perfectly for me. I have a young family and a full time job and I find that the lecturers have been very approachable and flexible all the way through the course.
I really enjoy this course and I really feel like I will be well prepared to take up a career in this field."