Syllabus for Neurotherapy Diploma course - First semester
Subject - Applied Neurotherapy (anatomy & physiology)
*NB. 1) All Disorders/ Diseases and their Neurotherapy treatments, related to each Topic are to be included as noted in Nt. Ved, Manual & Newsletters
1. (a) Introduction to Neurotherapy (NT)
(b) Importance of the navel, methods of navel setting, diagnosis by NT method
- Body as a whole (Various parts of the body)
- Introduction to cells and tissue-cells
- Definitions and main functions of : cytoplasm, nucleus, chromosomes, DNA,RNA, trophoblast cells, cytoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, Lysosomes, centrosome, mitochondria, cell membrane, non living cell inclusions.
- Composition of protoplasm and its characteristics. Cytoplasmic inclusions. Composition of extra-cellular and intracellular fluid.
- Types of tissues – cartilages, bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, neurons and supporting cells, skin, mucous membrane, covering membranes, adipose tissue, ectodermal, mesodermal and endodermal tissues.
- *Included for Examination Blood–composition and functions; types of blood cells, their formation, functions and fate. Blood clotting mechanism (coagulation), blood groups, anemias, bleeding disorders, leukemias. Investigation of blood disorders.
- Anatomy and physiology of organs and systems.
- Relevant investigations for common diseases e.g., examination of blood, urine and stools.
Locomotor system (bones and muscles)
- Bones – organic and inorganic part of :
- Bone cells ( osteoblast, osteocyte, osteoclast);
- Types of bones ( long, short, irregular, seasamoid bones). Bone fractures;
- Introduction to movements of joints; diseases due to Skeletal / joint disorders;
- Muscles – types of muscles, properties of muscles, important muscles like heart, diaphragm etc.
- Alimentary canal from mouth to anus; mucous membrane throughout the canal. oral cavity, salivary glands and secretion of saliva, mastication, act of swallowing. Stomach – secretions and their regulations.
- Small intestine – duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.
- Secretion of hormones and enzymes.
- Large intestine, its parts and functions
- Accessory organs for digestion – liver, gall bladder and pancreas
- Acidity, ulcers, indigestion, colitis, constipation, diarrhoea etc.
Circulatory system ( Cardio Vascular System )
- Heart, arteries, veins, capillaries, pulse, blood pressure.
- Functioning of heart, problems of high and low blood pressure
- Lungs, regulation of respiration, asthma, pleurisy and other lung disorders
- Ovaries in females, testes in males, prostate gland, uterus and their functions
- Role of C.N.S. (Hypothalamus) in hormonal control
- Fertilization and infertility, abortions, pregnancy, labour, neonatal problems and care of the newborn
Down’s syndrome, gene mutations, diabetes, muscular dystrophy, leucoderma
Pineal, pituitary, thyroids, parathyroids, pancreas, adrenals and gonads;
Role of Hypothalamus in control of certain endocrine glands; Formation, function, fate and regulation of secretion of each hormone; Effects of increased and decreased secretion of each hormone and their diagnostic features
Lymphatic System and immunity
Spleen, lymph nodes, tonsils, thymus; Interstitial fluid, lymphatics, return of lymph; Leucocytes, macrophages, phagocytosis, innate immunity, acquired immunity, allergies, auto immunity.
Central, peripheral, autonomic (sympathetic, parasympathetic).
Organs of special senses
- Eye, ear, nose, skin, hair, sweat glands, taste.
- Case history of patients
- Do’s and don’ts of NT to be followed by patients
- Do’s and don’ts of NT to be considered by Neurotherapists.
- Biochemistry (not included in the Examination except what is given in the Neurotherapy - Ved & Manual)
- Important elements – Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Iodine, Iron, Copper, Cobalt, Manganese, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Chlorine, Bromine, Aluminium, Calcium, Fluorine, Phosphorus and their functions.
- Carbohydrate metabolism – Monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides, Glucose, Glycogen
- Lipids – Triglycerides, cholesterol, V.L.D.L. (very low density lipoproteins) H.D.L, Phospholipids, fatty acids, bile acids, steroids, Prostaglandins
- Proteins – Amino acids – essential and nonessential; structure of DNA, RNA, enzymes, coenzymes.
- Diet – yogachar, yogahar, yogavichar
- Vitamins – Deficiency, symptoms and diet required.
- Chemicals - alkali, acid, enzymes, hormones
- Regulation of Acid base balance. Diseases of increased & decreased acidity and alkalinity
- Legal and Moral ethics. Legal implications and precautions to be taken before, during and after treating a patient.
- Management and maintenance of human relations.
- Service to mankind and society.
- All NT. Symbols, Formulas and Diseases/ Disorders and their Neurotherapy treatments as given in the Neurotherapy-Ved , Manual and the newly evolved Nt Formulas as published in the Newsletters.
- ** Revision of all chapters
- Solving the Question Banks
- Solving of the Question papers of the last 5 batches
- Relative pressure exerted by the central part/side/entire sole, toes and heel of the foot.
- Lying down and getting up technique.
- Positioning of the patient, chairs and pillows.
- Positioning of the feet on the patient and application of appropriate pressure related to each NT. Symbol.
- NT Diagnostic Charts related to the Pain Points on the Anterior and Posterior sides of the human body and Evaluation.
- NT Formulas and their Applications.
- Preparation of patients 'NT' card -
- Patient’s history
- Medical reports
- NT Diagnosis of the Disorder/Disease
- Prescription of NT-line of treatment
- Guiding the patient regarding the diet/exercise as per requirement
- Documentation of Case – Histories (Format attached along with).
- *To qualify for receiving the LMNT Certificate, Practical Experience of Internship at any NT. Center is compulsory after passing of the N.T.C. Examination