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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Comprehensive, Accredited Holistic Training

The Thrive Wellness Center, in Kingston, Pennsylvania, is offering holistic health care practitioner certification courses for anyone interested in learning about natural health. Sanctioned by the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine, the courses offer continuing education credits (CEU) are available for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and licensed massage therapists.

This program is designed to prepare students to work with clients using traditional Chinese observations, iridology and Japanese hara study, herbal medicine, food as medicine, homeopathy, supplements and essential oils. Student must complete eight levels for certification. Each level is an independent module, so they may be taken out of sequence, except for the final level, clinical treatment.

Curriculum includes Level I: Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology; Level II: Detoxification and Pathology; Level III: Aromatherapy and Herbal Medicine; Level IV: Energy Medicine and Homeopathy; Level V: Iridology and Japanese Hara Analysis; Level VI: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Observations; Level VII: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Tongue and Pulse Analysis; and Level VIII: Clinical Treatment of Ailments (10 cases).

Students will interview a client, perform observations, make recommendations and test remedies. This is a 20-hour class. Class times may change, depending on students’ availability. After completion of this program and submission of the written exam, students will receive a certificate from the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association.

Cost is $325 for each level. Location: 647 Wyoming Ave. Register by calling 570-283-0111. For more information, visit

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