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Course Descriptions for the Online MS in Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine

This course presents the foundations of natural, prevention-oriented health care, including AyurVedic Anatomy, Physiology, Digestion and Metabolism, AyurVedic herbology, pulse diagnosis, and clinical approach to basic common disorders. (6 credits) (Prerequisite: Acceptance to MS program)
This course further develops the understanding of this consciousness-based approach to health care, including research on Transcendental Meditation, the Srota systems (channels) of AyurVeda, herbology, Yoga Asanas; clinical workshops on digestive disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory disorders, women’s health, and heart health. The course also gives an introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Homeopathy. (6 credits) (Prerequisite: PH 500)

This course begins the in-depth study of the AyurVedic approach to the eight organ systems. The focus is on the main disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including various muscular pain and myopathies, which are among the most common complaints in modern society. This course also presents an introduction to Other Systems of Natural Medicine: Principles of Osteopathy and Chiropractic Medicine. (3 credits) (Prerequisite: PH 501)

This course goes deep into the Total Heart Health program, a comprehensive program to treat and prevent heart disease and its risk factors, including, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and stress. It also covers the main renal disorders, including renal failure, cystitis, kidney stones and urinary tract infections. (4 credits) (Prerequisite: PH 510)
The health of the digestive system is critical for immunity, strength and healthy tissues. This course goes deeply into the principle disorders of the digestive system, including indigestion, hyperacidity, GERD, irritable bowel, constipation and others. (4 credits) (Prerequisite: PH 503)
The course on the pulmonary system investigates the main disorders of the respiratory system including, common cold, influenza, asthma, COPD and others. The course describes the causative factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment from Maharishi AyurVeda as well as an introduction to other systems and approaches to respiratory imbalances. This course also introduces imbalances in ears, nose and throat. (4 credits) (Prerequisite: PH 504
Joint disorders are very common, often debilitating disorders in modern society. This course addresses the different types of arthritis and joint disorders, investigates their causes, symptoms and means of alleviation from Maharishi AyurVeda and other natural systems. (2 credits) (Prerequisite: PH511)
Including: Ob/Gyn, Men’s Health, and Pediatrics
The endocrine system, along with the nervous system, is the master controller of all physiological functions. This course presents the various hormonal and reproductive disorders, including thyroid, adrenal and reproductive problems. (4 credits) (Prerequisite: PH506)
In Maharishi AyurVeda, the health of the blood and plasma is the basis for the nourishment and health of all the other systems. This course presents the common disorders of the cellular components of the blood and immune system; their causes, diagnosis, and treatment. (4 credits) (Prerequisite: PH 507)
The nervous system, along with the endocrine system is responsible for controlling every physiological function, as well as our experience in consciousness. The disorders of this critical system are investigated and their treatments presented, along with case studies. (4 credits) (Prerequisite: PH 508)
This five-day, in-residence intensive will give an opportunity to review and practice all that has been learned in the first year of study, with live clients under supervision of experienced clinical faculty. (1 credit) (Prerequisite: PH 502)
This five-day, in-residence intensive will give an opportunity to review and practice all that has been learned in the second year of study, with live clients under supervision of experienced clinical faculty. (1 credit) (Prerequisite: PH 505)
This five-day, in-residence intensive will give an opportunity to review and practice all that has been learned in the last year of study, with live clients under supervision of experienced clinical faculty. Didactic and clinical competence will be evaluated. (1 credit) (Prerequisite: PH 509)