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Natural Medicine Diploma Program

Diploma Code: DNM 100
Title: Diploma in Natural Medicine
Tuition (CAD): 6640.00

Duration: 2 years
Next Start: Home Study Start On Your Own Schedule
Class Time: Home study + Weekend Classroom


ICNH-TCM is honoured to offer the Diploma of Natural Medicine Program.  This program combines a rich mixture of Home Study plus clinical Lab at an ICNH-TCM location.   Clinical Lab cost is $795. in addition to tuition cost. 

Note:   Tuition for International students is US Funds.

In natural medicine education, there are three levels of training:  basic medical sciences, therapeutic principals and modalities, and clinical Lab.  The combined home study and onsite learning approach allows the student to complete a large part of the basic training by correspondence while engaging in advanced studies and clinical Lab at the college. 

This program qualifies you for a professional designation as a Certified Natural Health Practitioner registered with the Canadian Examining Board of Natural Health Practitioners.


This two year Natural Medicine Diploma Program offers a minimum of 2000 hours of instruction.  The program is subdivided into a sequential set of learning modules.  Modules 1 to 3 are handled in the first year and Modules 4 to 6 in the second year.  

The courses address specific tasks necessary for graduation, and professional entry skills.  Clinical equipment, tools, and products used in training are comparable to those used in the industry.  Each student receives instruction that relates to the performance of useful, creative, and productive career oriented activities.  Subjects are presented by means of home study and reading assignments, as well as direct hands-on demonstrations, class discussion, and student projects during clinical Labs.  Audio-visual aids, guest speakers, and other related learning methods may also be used as appropriate.  

Year One - Course Outline

Module 1

Medical Terminology

Basic Anatomy & Physiology

Physics & Biochemistry

Module 2




Module 3

Basic Nutrition

Ultimate pH


4 Week Detox Plan

Ancient Einkorn

Year Two - Course Outline

Module 4

Medical Herbalism



60 Seconds to Slim

Module 5

Lymphatic Drainage

Raindrop Therapy

Organ Testing

Medical Spa Therapy

Module 6

Case Studies


Business Ethics

Business Planning

  • Completion of required reading assignments and course tests
  • Satisfactory completion of 25 case studies and a 5,000 word dissertation on one successful case study
  • A passing grade of 70% or higher on the final theory and practical examination

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Read, write and speak English 

Courses (20)
ID Course Code Title Tuition (CAD) Duration Primary Teacher
11 BIZ 101 Business Ethics 95.00 15 clock hours = 1 credit hour online
133 BSC 105 Microbiology 285.00 1 year Home Study
136 DNM 215 Ultimate pH 60.00 Home Study 8 credit hours Home Study
137 DNM 216 Detox Plan - 4 Week 130.00 Home Study 8 credit hours Home Study
138 DNM 217 Ancient Einkorn 55.00 Home Study 8 credit hours Home Study
139 DNM 218 60 Seconds to Slim 95.00 Home Study 8 credit hours Home Study
140 BIZ 102 Business Planning 295.00 2-Day Classroom Paul Henderson
34 DHM 103 Medical Herbalism 650.00 250 clock hours Home Study
108 CERT 200 Nutrition Fundamentals 180.00 Home Study Home Study
56 APP 101C Anatomy and Physiology Essentials 295.00 Home Study Home Study
57 MED 101C Medical Terminology 140.00 Home Study Home Study
60 BSC 102 Biology 195.00 8 credit hours Home Study
63 CHM 101 Chemistry & Physics 195.00 8 credit hours Home Study
134 ARO 106 Lymphatic Massage 975.00 5-Day Classroom Paul Henderson
135 DNM 214 Probiotics 120.00 Home Study 8 credit hours Home Study
70 IRD 101 Iridology 295.00 Home Study Home Study
107 NML 101 Natural Medicine Onsite Clinical Lab 795.00 5 Days Weekends Paul Henderson
115 RFL 102 Reflexology for Holistic Therapists 195.00 Home Study + DVD Home Study
118 ARO 210 Aromatherapy for Holistic Therapists 295.00 Home Study Home Study
131 MST 105 Medical Spa Therapy Jade and Derma Ray Facial and Body Therapeutics 795.00 2 Day Weekend Paul Henderson
Books Required (15)
Title: The 4 Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan
Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 26.05

Description: The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan shows you how to get rid of toxins using a simple and effective step-by-step approach. Toxins can leave you feeling sluggish, achy, heavy, and out of shape. They can also lead to disease in the form of cancer, arthritis, diabetes, allergies, and many other serious illnesses. This book explains how herbs, foods, juices, aromatherapy, exercise, breathing techniques, and other natural therapies can help you to feel better than ever.
Title: The Ultimate Ph Solution
Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 26.84

Description: Control the level of acid in your body and reclaim your health with this simple, step-by-step program Beginning a healthier lifestyle can be as easy as starting your day sipping a glass of water with a squeeze of lemon juice. Drinking this simple drink is only one of the many ways, all outlined in The Ultimate pH Solution, that you can change your body's pH and ward off disease. Too much acid in your blood can cause a host of health problems, but with cutting-edge, medically sound research, this indispensable guide offers an easy-to-follow plan and simple lifestyle changes that will help you kick acid and stay healthy. The Ultimate pH Solution also includes real-life success stories of people who have overcome disease and lost weight by balancing their pH levels, along with 50 recipes for delicious pH-powerful dishes. Learn why high-protein diets may be harmful to your health, why eating dairy may not help you avoid osteoporosis, and how to lower the acid levels in your body for optimal health.
Title: Medical Herbalism
Author: David Hoffmann, FNIMH, AHG
ISBN: 978-0892-8174-98
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 69.95

Description: Medical Herbalism is a comprehensive course containing information concerning the identification and use of medicinal plants by chemical structure and physiological effect, the art and science of making herbal medicine, the limitations and potential of viewing herbs chemically, and the challenge to current research paradigms posed by complex plant medicines. It also includes information on toxicology and contraindications, the issues involved in determining dosage and formulation types for an individual, guides to the different measurement systems and conversion tables, and the pros and cons of both industrial and traditional techniques.
ISBN: 978-0892817498
Hardcover; 672 pages; October 2003
Title: Nutrition The Basics
Author: PA Institute
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 25.00

Description: Nutrition The Basics


This course covers the Principles of Nutrition: a survey of the vitamins and minerals on a biochemical and nutritional basis, orthomolecular medicine, various dietary cures, etc. are covered in 30 lessons.

Course is accompanied with Exam Questions.

Upon completion of Exam Questions, student will receive 'Nutrition Basics' Certificate.

Book Included in "Nutrition the Basics" Certificate Program
Title: Essential Atlas of Anatomy & Physiology (2 books)
Author: Parramón Studios
ISBN: 9780764118333
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 53.98

Description: The human body—with all of its parts, organs, and functions—is shown in detailed, scientifically correct full-color illustrations. Fifteen separate sections examine both male and female bodies as follows: Human cell structure... General anatomical features ... Skeleton and musculature ... Digestive system ... Respiratory system ... Circulatory system ... Blood ... Lymphatic system ... Nervous system ... Sensory organs ... Urinary system ... Genital organs ... Human reproduction ... Endocrine system ... Immunological system. Hundreds of illustrations make this book a handy home reference.
Title: Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 8th Edition
Author: Peggy C. Leonard, MT, MEd
ISBN: 978-0323-3592-07
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 86.95

Description: Textbook goes with course MED 101S bought separately, found under certificate courses.

Make learning medical terminology faster and more fun with Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 6th Edition! Featuring CDs with interactive games and audio pronunciations, this book helps you begin reading, writing, and speaking medical terms in the shortest time possible. Small chunks of information are always followed immediately by exercises, so students will be learning "every minute!" The many puzzles, activities, and games make it easier to understand and remember terminology. Written in a clear, conversational style by Peggy C. Leonard, MT, MEd, this book gives you the tools to communicate effectively in the health care environment.

April 2010 • Approx. 448 pp., 175 illus. •
Title: Acupuncture
Author: Paul Henderson
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 25.00

Description: This book contains valuable information, charts and work sheets that will help the student throughout their program of study in Meridian Acupuncture with ICNH-TCM. Ideal reference material for Electro-Dermal Screening and Herbal Testing.

Book Included.
Title: Microbiology: Principles and Explorations, 9th Edition
Author: Jacquelyn G. Black
ISBN: 978-0-470-45392-6
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 175.95

Description: Text is known for its extensive use of applications throughout the narrative of every chapter that help students comprehend key principles. Examples include “pimples that can lead to septicemia if squeezed” and “Involuntary drunkenness caused by yeast fermenting in stomach food”.
Informal, student-centered writing style serves more as a narrative for students exploring microbiology than as a textbook that reads as a list of facts.

Accurate and informative art program. The text includes artwork produced by award winning medical illustrators and photographs that have been personally researched and identified by the author.

Authoritative author. This title is written by a microbiologist, who teaches microbiology on a consistent basis.

Supportive pedagogical aids that help foster a students understanding of the subject matter and its applications.
Title: Aromatherapy for Holistic Therapists
Author: Colin Paddon
ISBN: 978-0-9820318-0-3
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 49.95

Description: An introduction to Aromatherapy and its use in Holistic Therapy and natural health. This book will help facilitate you to increase your ability to make a difference in this world one patient at a time. Many medical professionals throughout the world are using Holistic or Natural Medicine to enhance their practice, improve their income and become known as a true healer. Welcome to a new thought, called "intent".

The 10 chapters of this course refers to all the body systems including the Anatomy and Physiology plus the diseases and disorders associated with those anatomical functions. Included is an extensive listing of Essential Oils to facilitate the healing of the disease or disorder of each body system.

Book Included in Aromatherapy for Holistic Therapists Certificate Course.
Title: Reflexology for Holistic Therapists
Author: Colin Paddon
ISBN: 978-0-9820318-2-7
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 29.26

Description: This comprehensive book covers the amount of knowledge needed to become competent in the art and science of Reflexology.

Theory/Skill Objectives are:

- Introduction to Holistic Health Care
- Legal Aspects of Using Reflexology
- Health & Hygiene
- General Anatomy of the Feet
- The Underlying Causes of Illness
- Foot Disorder the History of Reflexology
- Relaxation Methods
- Systematic Treatment Procedure
- Case Studies and Record Keeping
- Essential Oils and Creams
- Setting up a Business

Book Included with Reflexology for Holistic Therapists Certificate Course.
Title: Science and Practice of Iridology
Author: Bernard Jensen
ISBN: 978-1885653239
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 75.95

Description: This course provides up-to-date findings of many Iridologists around the globe; along with the history, practice, and foundational belief system behind the discipline. This course teaches how the founders and modern practitioners practice iridology, through many case histories, examples, and illustrations. The information explains that iridology allows one to see the inherent structure and working capacity of an organ. This gives the practitioner the ability to get to the root cause of an illness. The course provides excellent pictures of patients pointing to the area that has caused pain for years, with the accompanying illustration of where their respective problems showed up in the iris, with further validation during the course made through the study of x-rays.
Title: Essential Atlas of Physics and Chemistry
Author: Parramon's
ISBN: 9780764127137
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 30.99

Description: The purpose of this book is to give students a basic familiarity with physics and chemistry but without emphasizing the mathematical content and formulas any more than necessary. The intention is to explain the concepts clearly and simply.
Title: 60 Seconds to Slim
Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook
ISBN: 978-1-60961-849-0
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 26.92

Description: In 60 Seconds to Slim, Dr. Michelle Schroffro Cook shares her plan to rebalance your body chemistry so you can optimize your fat-burning ability. In addition to specific dietary advice, she provides sixty-five 60-second weight-loss tips based on the latest research, to help you design a custom plan for maximum results.

Put the power to slim down into your own hands with dozens of fat-busting tips.
Title: Ancient Einkorn
Author: D. Gary Young
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 23.95

Description: “Ancient Einkorn: Today’s Staff of Life” is a fascinating and informative book by D. Gary Young. It is a must read for individuals concerned about modern-day hybridized wheat which contains vast amounts of super gluten, starch and drugs. This book details Gary’s exhaustive journey to locate and successfully cultivate this ancient grain and how it is now being cultivated on Young Living farms. This book details the many health benefits of einkorn. The harmful effects of hybrid wheat including diseases and disorders it triggers are explained as well. Once again, Gary shares his research and findings to help you enjoy a better quality and healthier life.

Overview of Topics

• Acknowledgments, Preface and Introduction
• My Quest to Find Einkorn
• The Decline of Nutrition
• Modern Hybrid Wheat
• Gluten: Friend or Foe
• Enzymes
• Diseases and Disorders Triggered by Hybrid Gluten
• The Silent Killers the Pharmaceutical Companies Love
• The Road to Recovery and a Healthy Life
Title: The Probiotic Promise: Simple Steps to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out
Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 29.95

Description: You've heard how beneficial probiotics are for gut health; new research reveals that they can do much more! Probiotics can also improve a host of other conditions, from allergies to arthritis, depression to obesity-they have even been shown to inhibit cancer and antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Now Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook shares this groundbreaking research, demonstrating the link between gastrointestinal health and overall well-being. She offers concrete ways for you to use this extraordinary information, explaining how to use probiotics to address a range of medical issues. In this cutting-edge prescription for overall wellness, you'll discover:
specific strains of probiotics and the more than 50 conditions they can help
the benefits of incorporating probiotics into your day-to-day life
how to select the best supplement for your health concerns
tips for adding more probiotic-rich foods to your diet
more than 30 delicious and nutritious probiotic-rich recipes
Books Supplemental (9)
Title: The Genie in Your Genes
Author: Dawson Church
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 22.95

Description: Author Dawson Church applies the insights of the new field of Epigenetics (epi=above, i.e. control above the level of the gene) to healing. Citing hundreds of scientific studies, he shows how beliefs and emotions can trigger the expression of DNA strands. He focuses on a class of genes called Immediate Early Genes or IEGs. These genes turn on within a few seconds of a stimulus. They can be triggered by thoughts or emotions ("I loved that unexpected gift of roses Bill gave me" or "I'm so mad about what Uncle John said at the Christmas party"). Many IEGs are regulatory genes turn on other genes that affect specific aspects of our immune system, such as the production of white blood cells that destroy attacking bacteria and viruses. Epigenetics thus influences our health every day.

This book along with its completed companion course test qualifies the reader for one of the 3 required reading assignments in BFB 202 for the Diploma in Biofeedback and 10 clock hours.
Title: The Quantum Doctor
Author: Amit Goswami
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 19.25

Description: "Dr. Amit Goswami as usual has the most brilliant insights into how consciousness conceives, governs, constructs, and becomes biology. As we move into the new millennium, Dr. Goswami's The Quantum Doctor will serve as guiding post to a consciousness-based medicine that will see healing as biological creativity and completely change the way we view health and disease." —Deepak Chopra, author, Quantum Healing and Book of Secrets. This book along with its completed companion course test qualifies the reader for one of the 3 required reading assignments in BFB 202 for the Diploma in Biofeedback and 10 clock hours.
Title: The Taste Test Diet
Author: Prof.(Dr. of Med.) Charles McWilliams
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 27.87

Description: The Taste Test Diet is an Esthetic Method to awaken your tastes and improve your diet naturally. The Taste Test Diet studies new ways of seeing and of perceiving the world; bringing better health to individuals. By improving your tastes, you will naturally gravitate to more wholesome, healthful foods while you lose your appetite for what has caused your weight gain.
Title: The Ten Dimensions of Homeopathic Medicines
Author: Prof.(Dr. of Med.) Charles McWilliams
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 38.85

Description: "Homeo" comes from Greek word and means "similar" or "like". "Therapeutics" also comes from Greek, meaning "treatment of disease." Thus Homeotherapeutics comprises the treatment of disease by using similar or like means, which has a, heretofore, unrecognized dual aspect. This book willl be concerned with not only classical Homeopathy with its historical evolution, but its scientific explanations and developments, brought forward by the whole process which developed from the revolution in thinking. What grew out of homeopathic practice, clinical experiences and thought, were many schools and forms of therapeutics.

Thus Homeotherapeutics comprises the treatment of disease by using similar or like means. Disease is to be be understand as a state of condition which departs from homeostasis: the ability or natural tendency of an organism or cell to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes.

This book covers:
- History of Homeopathy
- Nutrition
- Religious therapeutics
- Toxicology
- Palpation point diagnostics of Weihe
- Evolutionary Biology
- Flower Essences
- Radionics
- Bioenergetics
Title: Electric and Electromagnetic Healing
Author: Prof.(Dr. of Med.) Charles McWilliams
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 44.63

Description: The Revolution of Galvanism & the Violet Ray - A synergistic modality that assists in all remedial therapies without surgery or drugs. The Iontobath is the missing element in the mineral nutrition based on over one hundred years clinical research.

Popular medicine, that focused on chemistry and drugs, has long ignored the properties of electricity as a healing agent.

In view of all this it seems itself a curious fact that there has never been any systematic gathering of all the facets of medical electricity, both ancient and modern, which is why this book was written. it would have been most natural that numerous encyclopedias should spring into existence in response to such a persistently dominant interest.

This volume appears to be the first thorough attempt to classify and epitomize the literature of this subject. It has been my purpose to briefly summarize and arrange in order the records of the most curious and typical forms of medical electricity that are found in medical literature of all ages.
Title: Your Cure for Cancer only skin deep!
Author: Prof.(Dr. of Med.) Charles McWilliams
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 43.00

Description: The only Self-Help Guide to make alterative cancer therapies work for YOU. A bold revelation of what this century's early naturopaths learned about not only the causes of cancer, but also effective treatments and what you CAN DO NOW to save your life with this vital knowledge. Step-bystep instructions from a world renowned Naturopath, Homeopath, Acupuncturist, and Eclectic. Take Steps to control your life NOW is "purge this vicious disease from your body once and for all."
Title: Weekend Wonder Detox: Quick Cleases to Strengthen Your Body and Enhance Your Beauty
Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook
ISBN: 978-0-7382-1736-9
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 24.47

Description: Leave Lethargy behind, shed excess weight, and get clear, glowing skin!

Detox regimens can be expensive, lengthy, and difficult to follow~and often don't deliver the results you want. Now, health expert and author Michelle Schoffro Cook offers a fresh approach to purifying your body: spa-style weekends to have you looking and feeling great in just days!

These mini-detoxes help you to reset your natural body chemistry and improve organ function for overall health.
Title: Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide
Author: D. Gary Young
ISBN: 0-943685-34-6
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 77.91

Description: The study of Essential Oils utilizes an integrative medical guide of Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils building Immunity, Increasing Longevity, and Enhancing Mental Performance.

The book covers the following:

- Essential Oils-The Missing Link in Medicine
- How do Essential Oils Work?
- The Chemistry of Essential Oils
- How to Safely Use Essential Oils
- Cleansing
- Producing Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils
- Single Oils
- Hydrosois (Floral Waters)
- Oil Blends
- Foot Massage Therapies
- Back Massage Technique
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Emotional Response and Essential Oils
- Longevity and Essential Oils

Book Included
Title: Reading Faces, East and West
Author: Prof.(Dr. of Med.) Charles McWilliams
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 38.85

Description: Your guide to the ultimate therapeutics in Beauty and Esthetics - The only way to naturally remove the cause of facial wrinkles, rebalance facial symmetry and brain coordination, without surgery or drugs. The Jade facial is the missing element in natural esthetics based on twenty years clinical research by the author.

Content includes:
- Reading faces from Ancient China
- Reading faces from Earliest Times in the West
- What is Beauty
- Duchenne's Electrodiagnosis of the Face
- The muscles of Facial Expression
- Right Brain - Left Brain Facial Control
- Bi-Countenance Images Reveal our Two Selves
- The Chinese Acupuncture Face Lift
- Hemispheric Coordination & the Dream Machine
- Homeopathy & Esthetics
- Finding the Sounds and Colors for You
- The Golden Rule