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CCHM - Canadian College of Humanitarian Medicine

Professional Development Certificate Courses September, 2011-June 2012

These professional development certificate courses are intended for Health Care professionals who wish to upgrade their credentials for continuing education or practitioners seeking to gain course credits to qualify for Board certification. You may choose to take one or more of the offered course to satisfy continuing education credits. At the end of each course or module a certificate is awarded and upon completion of ten modules or certificates in the series an Integrative Medicine Diploma (IMD) is awarded.


This is a branch of Natural Medicine which makes use of the best non-patented or manufactured remedies and techniques. The term was coined by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque (1784 to 1841), a physician living among the Native Americans, and observing their use of medicinal plants and natural techniques. He coined the word "eclectic" to refer to those physicians who adopted in practice whatever was found to be beneficial to their patients. The Eclectics were doctors with a philosophy in "alignment with nature," learning from and using concepts from other schools, and opposing the practices of bleeding, purging and use of mecuricals common among the "regular" doctors of that time.
With increasing high cost and control of manufactured natural remedies successful eclectic remedies techniques is most relevant for the survival of your practice.

Learn  effective none, invasive inexpensive techniques and remedies that will bring phenomenal growth to your practice and immediate  result to your patient’s wellbeing without draining their financial resources
Curriculum: 3 weekends, certificate of completion for each section and diploma in eclectic’s medicine is awarded for all 3 sections.
-  Assessment & Eclectic Diagnosis (Eclectic Medicine #1)
- In office Lab Medicine (Eclectics Medicine #2)
-  In office compounding &dispensary (Eclectics Medicine #3)

Date: September 10 & 11, 2011, 10 AM-5PM (Section #1)
Instructor: Sheila McKenzie, RDH, PhD (IMD), HP, D.Ac, DHS
Tuition: $850.00 each section (including manual) compiled by Dr. Sheila McKenzie

Date: September, 27 &October 4, 10 AM to 5PM       
Tuition $850.00 (HST) each section


One of the reasons why Acupuncture has become so popular is due to its efficacy. Auricular Acupuncture for Addiction is most effective and easy to learn and integrated into clinical practice.

In this course, we will be looking at various protocols for addictions and emergency applications using needling, acupuncture tacks and laser techniques
Topics covered:
• The importance of Acupuncture
• Anatomy of the ear
• The approach of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and
• Various protocols
• Efficacy of each Acupuncture point
• Safety
• Nada’s protocol
• Applications
• Needling
• Laser techniques
• Electro Acupuncture
• Electro stimulation
• How this fits in with other modalities
• Practicum (using needle, electro puncture, electro stimulation and laser)

Qualification: Certification in Auricular and Laser Acupuncture. You can add this new modality to your practice or use this course as one module towards the Traditional & Bio-Medical Acupuncture diploma program.

Dr. Stanley Ngui, PhD (TCM), D.Ac, CM.Ac, DHS
CCHM Head of Acupuncture Department
Dr. Justin Ngui, PhD (IMD), D.Ac, CM.Ac, DHS
Associate instructor

Starting Date: February 4 & 5, 2012
Fee: $1,200.00 (each session)

Location: 2201 Warden Avenue  Suite L1 Scarborough, Ontario M1T  1V5


Learning proper client centered assessment techniques and interpretation is the foundation of the complete functional (Eclectics) medicine diagnosis. In this course you will learn how to complete a comprehensive clinical assessment using the four primary techniques: Client Interrogation, Inspection, Palpitation, Percussion Auscultation, documentation of clinical findings interpretation of findings and treatment plan.

This certificate course can be applied towards the Homeopathy diploma, eclectic diploma or integrative medicine diploma courses.
Fee: $850.00 (Eclectics Medicine #1)

Date: October 15 & 16(eclectic medicine #2) Location: TBA
Instructor: Sheila McKenzie, RDH, PhD (IMD), HP, D.Ac, DHS


Learn how to improve your skills in assessing functional indicators and implementing treatment plans. In this workshop you will learn how to establish and inexpensive in office laboratory and to perform and interpret the following tests.

¨ Zinc Challenge Test –measure of the zinc tissue levels
¨ Saliva mineral Challenge Test –measures alkaline buffer response
¨ Urinary Chemstrip Test;-dip and test for specific gravity, pH, leukocytes, nitrites, protein, glucose, Ketenes, urobilinogen, bilirubin & blood in urine
¨ Sulkowitch Urinary Calcium Test – helps determine calcium levels in diet
- Brix glucose test-  help detect the exact level of¨ glucose in the system and pancreatic burden
¨ Saline index test - Helps determine burden of sodium on the cardiovascular system and indirectly cholesterol Build up adrenal challenge
¨ Urea and Ammonia indices- Helps determine liver  toxic burden
¨ Indican Malabsorption test– Detects Bowel toxicity and bowel wall permeability
¨ Medical blood test Orthomolecular nutrition interpretation
¨ Cellular debris  test-determine speed of aging and need for anti-oxidants

Date: January14 &15, 2012; Location TBA
Instructor: Sheila McKenzie, RDH, PhD IMD), HP, D.Ac, DHS
Fee: $850.00 (Eclectics Medicine #2)


(Beautiful art of de-stressing bringing Balance)

“One of the safest, non-invasive technique available for spinal health”-Raindrop technique,” It is based a technique of applying a sequence of highly anti-microbial essential oils along the spine and back. The oils are dispersed like little drops of rain from a height of about six inches above the back and lightly massage along the Vertebrae and back muscles. Medical research is showing that certain microorganisms lodged alongside the spine and contribute to spinal health challenges, such as inflammation and spinal pain. In 1982 a research study by Pincott and Taff showed that vaccines, such as the oral poliomyelitis, made from live viruses have been linked to spinal problems and scoliosis. Research in 2001, at the Royal Orthopedic Hospital in Birmingham, England, found that 53% of patients with severe sciatica tested positive to chronic low grade bacterial infectious microorganisms are a contributing factor for spinal pain and inflammation.
Raindrop technique is praised as a powerful, noninvasive tool to assist and ameliorate spinal ill health, facilitates tissue cleansing, trauma and emotional release.

Most Important Benifits:
• Reduction and elimination of back pain
• Relief of tension and headaches
• Relaxation and invigoration
• Increase energy level and stamina
• Increase in immune function
• Improve attention and concentration
• Elevation of mood and balance emotion

Learn this powerful technique in a two day workshop and apply it in our practice by Monday morning. Please drink (6-8 glasses of water during the class come with clipped nails, and bring 2-3 large towels, one sheet and raindrop kit.

Date: February 18 and 19, 2012
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
Fee: $ 950.00 (CAD)
Required text: Essential Oil Desk reference & Kit
Instructor: Sheila McKenzie, RDH, PhD (IMD), HP, D.Ac, DHS


Part I & Part II

One of the first places that information can be obtained about the general health of the body is the tongue. Signs of imbalances in other body organs or tissues for example the skin, hair nails can only be detected after weeks or even months of imbalances, but with tongue diagnosis the imbalances can be detected in as little as twenty four hours. Tongue diagnosis is fast, accurate, safe noninvasive and easy to learn.
After detecting and interpretation tongue of mineral shifts in the cells and the tissues, homeopathic biochemical minerals are administered to re-established balance in the cells and restore health. Learn this simple yet powerful diagnostic and mineral balancing technique in two days and add a new dimension to your practice.

Fee: $850.00 (each part)
Date: March 10 &11, 2012 (part I)
March 17 & 18, 2011 (part II)
Location: TBA
Required text: Manual provided
Instructor: Sheila McKenzie, RDH, PhD (IMD), D.Ac, DHS


Each day many individuals worldwide take nutritional supplements, on the advice of their health care professionals without knowing their needs for nutritional supplementation or if they are working.

In this course you will:
• Gain the skills necessary to detect sub-clinical mineral imbalances
• Assessing mineral imbalance and heavy metal toxicity by interpreting THMA
• You will gain fundamental understanding of minerals as the core nutrients for optimal biochemical function.
• Indirect detection of non-invasive cholesterol levels.
• You will receive appropriate clinical protocol for prescribing mineral medicines.

Zinc Challenge Test-measure of the zinc tissue levels
Saliva Challenge Test-Measures alkaline buffer response

Fee: $800.00 (CAD)
Date: April 14 and 15, 2012
Required text: Manual provided
Instructor: Sheila McKenzie, RDH, PhD (IMD), D.Ac, DHS


The electro cardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a clinical tool which measures the quantity and quality of electrical impulses traveling the cardiac conduction system and myocardium. Only a small quantity of electrical current is generated by the heart and considerable amplification must be employed since the EKG detects only the final sum of currents. Since cardio vascular diseases and in particular heart disease is the number one cause of death and hospitalization, Natural Medicine professionals must be competent in and use EKG as part of the complete assessment.

In this hand on course you will learn how to analyze the patient and interpret the EKG and other cardiovascular assessment techniques. It provides the basic instructions on interpreting the EKG... it covers electrical system of the heart and how it is recorded with an EKG machine. You will learn what the lines on the EKG tell you about the heart, learn how to recognize a heart attack, irregular rhythm, too fast or too slow rhythm, lethal rhythm such as ventricular fibrillation, blocks of heart nerve system known as bundle blocks, first degree heart blocks, second degree heart blocks, third degree heart blocks, heart enlargement, the axis of the heart, P waves, QRS complex, ST segments, T waves and other information concerning the EKG and most importantly the heart variability rate.

Fee: $850.00 (CAD)
Date: May 12 & 13, 2012
Text: Notes provided
Instructor: Sheila McKenzie, RDH, PhD (IMD), HP, D.Ac

Dr.Spengler Blood screening & Immunotherapy

Dr. Spengler isopathic blood screening helps to determine miasmatic (acquired and inherited disease taint) and determine which homeopathic/ isopathic is best suited to clear a given miasma The origin of biological medicine and its wide applications for drainage, cleansing and supportive therapy will be discussed.

Fee: $850.00 (CAD)
Date: June 9 & 10, 2012
Text: Notes provided
Location: TBA
Instructor: Sheila McKenzie, RDH, PhD (IMD), HP, D.Ac, DHS


This course is a must for humanitarian outreach personnel who will be isolated from traditional western medical health care techniques and are involved in community or international Clinics for Humanity program.
Lectures, are presented by various instructors with experience in Third World medicine, include: Patient Evaluation, Logic of Diagnoses, Infectious Diseases, Common Diseases, Midwifery.
Labs will give hands-on experience in physical examination, pain management, and alternative to suturing lacerations, hydration therapy, dispensing of eclectic medicines and sterilizing and developing personal medical kits.
Presentation format: Web based seminar

Text: Manual ($90.00)
Fee: $950.00 (CAD)
Date: Ongoing