Five years ago Liadh was disillusioned with her career choices since leaving University. “I had travelled, worked in Greece and London and now found myself back in Ireland realising that I had never followed my true desires, which were to work with the general public in a health care capacity”. Liadh had spent the first part of her life in and out of hospitals and because of this had vowed to find an alternative to conventional medicines and drugs.
“For the next eighteen months I scoured colleges trying to find a health care course that appealed to me. This had to include superb training, a wide variety of heath care choices from which clients could choose from and, it had to educate me in ways of natural medicines. This course, to my dismay, seemed an impossibilty to find - until I came across the CNM.”
Within days of gathering all the information she could find about the CNM, Liadh had signed up as a student and was well on her way to becoming a Naturopathic Practitioner and Acupuncturist.
At the CNM “study” is the operative word. The College encourages students at every stage of their training, helping them with study plans and exam preparations. Liadh says, “I have never studied in a college that is so student and exam focused. If the general public knew how well trained CNM students are they would have peace of mind knowing that their health is in very good hands”.
As a practitioner I can now offer clients Naturopathy, diet and lifestlye advice, and either Acupuncture, Homeopathy or Herbal Medicine as a speciality treatment. What other health care practitioners offer such a diverse and holistic range of treatments to their clients?”
For anyone wondering how to deal with their own illnesses; exchanging conventional medicines for safe, effective and natural alternatives, maintain well-being and obtain optimal health, then Naturopathy is the way forward. Furthermore, if you want to understand why you are ill or why you have symptoms of disease, then consult your Naturopath who is concerned with finding the root causes. It is always important to remember that orthodox medicine treats the symptoms of disease and is vital in life and death situations whereas Naturopathic Medicine treats the underlying causes of disease and hence, from this, the symptoms. Fundamentally Naturopathy lays emphasis on the “internal terrain” and when this is nourished and flourishing well, disease states can be well managed or eradicated.
Finally Liadh would like to pass on a message to anyone considering studying with the CNM: “To all fellow graduates and new or existing CNM students I wish you well and hope you all realise what a fantastic career you have ahead of you”.