Aromatherapy Courses

Introduction to Alternative Medicine

Instructor: Cindy Black


Curious about the diverse world of Alternative Medicine? Aromahead Institute’s 10-hour Introduction to Alternative Medicine offers a beginning overview of some of the top current Alternative Medicine practices in the United States.

Course Overview

  • Chinese Medicine
  • Herbology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Homeopathy
  • Cell Salts
  • Flower Essences

In addition to overviews and descriptions, this introductory course includes clear directions for using these alternative remedies, as well as guidelines for making herbal tinctures, herbally infused oils, and flower essences. Practical suggestions for alternatives to commercial over-the-counter products are discussed. Learn how to use a variety of simple, natural remedies for common ailments such as headaches, upset stomach, minor skin rashes, muscle and joint pain, insect bites, minor sunburn and more. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create their own alternative medicine chest.

Written in a conversational tone, this beginner class is engaging and easy to digest. The online format allows you to read at your own pace whenever you have free time. We suggest finding a quiet place to read with a nice mug of tea!

Introduction to Alternative Medicine is great for beginners looking for an introduction to potential new areas of study. For many of our students, this online course has sparked fulfilling new paths of education and professional practice.

Quick Facts:

  • You have permanent unlimited access to all the course materials and any subsequent updates to the course content, even after you have completed the program.
  • Start the class the moment you complete your registration.
  • Work at your own pace and on your own timeline.
  • Interact with Andrea and Cindy on an online forum where you can ask questions.

CEU’s: This program is approved for Massage Therapy in New York and Florida for 10 hours.

Written by:

Cindy Black, L.Ac. Cindy is a Licensed Acupuncture Physician, Diplomate of Chinese Herbology, and Licensed Massage Therapist. She co-founded the Finger Lakes School of Massage in 1994 with Andrea Butje.  Cindy is the founder of Meridian Massage Institute, where she teaches Chinese Medicine to Massage Therapists and massage to Acupuncturists.


Open to everyone interested in alternative medicine.