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Author: Dr James Campbell

 It gives me great pleasure in welcoming you to the website of the School of Natural Medicine (SoNM), comfortably part of the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences (CHS) here at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).

​It gives me great pleasure in welcoming you to the website of the School of Natural Medicine (SoNM), comfortably part of the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences (CHS) here at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).
 
Although the concept of Natural Medicine has been around for a very long time, as the human species relied on plant based materials for their physical survival, health and wellbeing, it has only been in more recent years that formal education offering of the various fields in Natural Medicine has been a choice of study within South Africa. In 2003, the first cohort of students started their journeys towards obtaining a qualification in Natural Medicine. A five year programme with specialization in either Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Phytotherapy or Unani Tibb.
 
In the world today, fast-paced and ever-changing, the need for environmental awareness and sustainability goes hand in hand with health and wellbeing in order to overcome the demand of the pressure this lifestyle puts on us as human beings. Natural Medicine is a diverse field but basic too many of their philosophies would be to treat the individual as a whole and not just the symptoms. We at the SoNM are passionate and committed in our efforts to build upon the knowledge of the past by offering exciting education in the professions of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Phytotherapy or Unani Tibb. So if you are a potential undergraduate student come talk to us, if from academia or industry, we welcome your collaboration with us.
 

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