The Abha Light College of Natural Medicine Opens in East Africa

The Abha Light College of Natural Medicine Opens in East Africa

First college for homeopathic training

The Abha Light College of Natural Medicine has opened in Kenya through the teamwork of a group of experienced homeopaths, naturopaths and traditional healers from The United Kingdom, India , and Keny. Special to thanks go to Dr. Robin Murphy (USA) for his strong support of this endeavour and many others as well. The college includes separate diploma courses in Homeopathy, Naturopathy, African Traditional Medicine (phytotherapy) and Reflexology. There are plans to bring on board a department of Chiropractic in the near future and also Therapeutic Massage.

Overview of the Courses

Naturopathy 
A 3-year lecture course includes practical in-clinic internship leading to an Abha Light Diploma in Naturopathy (ADN).
Accreditation: The course is affiliated with Naturopathy in India and recognized by the Kenya Institute of Alternative Medicine, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health.

Homeopathy
A 3-year lecture course includes practical in-clinic internship leading to an Abha Light Diploma.
Accreditation: Graduates are awarded a Diploma in Homeopathy, ADHom. The course is affiliated with London College of Practical Homeopathy (LCPH) in UK and recognized by the Kenya

Institute of Alternative Medicine, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health.

Traditional Medicine (African & International)
A 3-year lecture course includes practical in-clinic internship leading to an Abha Light Diploma in Traditional Medicine (ADTM).

Reflexology
This 14 session course (in 3 months) covers Reflexology, Anatomy & Physiology as it relates to reflexology.
Certification: Students passing the examination will receive an Abha Light Diploma in Reflexology (RDA)

Course Structure
In all three disciplines – Naturopathy, Homeopathy and Traditional Medicine – students share certain common units: Anatomy & Physiology, Clinical Diagnosis & Clinical Preparation, Physiological Pathology and Life Skills. All students gain a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of Reflexology, Nutrition and Naturopathy. Each discipline also gains some introductory knowledge of the other practices. This approach enables all students to be specialized in a particular discipline yet be familiar with the others.

How You Can Help

•  Books, software and magazines of all sorts are needed in all aspects of health- alternative medicine, self-improvement, nutrition, clinical medicine and homeopathy.
•  Computers and internet technology are needed for students’ resource and training.
•  Qualified individuals are welcome to teach for a 3 month term.
•  The syllabus for Naturopathy & Homeopathy is still being refined. Relevant articles are welcome as is direct assistance in syllabus-making.
•  Contacts to potential donors (in the public domain or otherwise) are welcomed.

For further information, please visit their website <www.abhalight.org/college> or contact the Director, Didi Ananda Ruchira at <>

History

Abha Light College of Natural Medicine is a part of the Abha Light Foundation. Abha Light is concerned with improving and maintaining the health of the people using homeopathy and complementary medicines, alternative medicines and health practices through homeopathic and natural medicine mobile and permanent health clinics, health training programs, schools of homeopathy and complementary medicines and natural therapies.

Abha Light Foundation is a registered NGO in Kenya since 2001. Since 1998 they have been working in the community. ALF has treated thousands of patients through their mobile clinics in the Nairobi slums and at various villages throughout Kenya . By the year 2000 they gained enough public support and confidence to open their first clinic at Kariobangi North slum. ALF networks with other NGOs, CBOs and clinics with patient referrals.


Didi Ananda Ruchira, Director Abha Light Foundation has been the driving force behind this work since 1998 and has been honoured as a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Alternative Medicine for her contribution in promoting homeopathy and alternative medicine in Kenya.Didi is a yogic nun of Ananda Marga for 26 years and a homeopath since 1997.