Arthritis – The Holistic Approach

Level: Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Arthritis – The Holistic Approach to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Arthritis is used to describe any inflammation of the joints, and there are around 200 specific conditions, including the two most commonly known – rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis – which can be painful and debilitating conditions. There are many possible causes of arthritis, including genetic predisposition, dietary and lifestyle habits and impaired immune system function. It is generally agreed that changes in lifestyle and eating habits and attention to exercise and stress reduction can be of benefit to sufferers, and this course examines these and other approaches.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • What is Arthritis?
      • Epidemics
      • Joints
      • Classifications of Arthritis
      • Causes of Arthritis
  • Lesson Two
    • Taking Action
      • The Environment
      • Exercise
      • Work Issues
      • Diet and Nutrition
      • Predisposition to Arthritis
      • Medication
  • Lesson Three
    • Self-help
    • Pain
      • Arthritic Pain
  • Lesson Four
    • Exercise
      • Warming Up
      • Benefits of Exercise
      • Cautions
      • Yoga
    • The Arthritis Diet
  • Lesson Five
    • Vitamins
      • Vitamin A (Retinol)
      • B Vitamins
      • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
      • Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)
      • Vitamin E (Tocopherols)
      • Vitamin K
  • Lesson Six
    • Minerals
      • Calcium
      • Iron
      • Zinc (trace element)
      • Selenium
      • Magnesium
      • Potassium
      • Sodium (salt)
      • Phosphorus
      • Boron (trace element)
      • Chromium (trace element)
      • Nickel (trace element)
      • Copper (trace element)
      • Supplementation
  • Lesson Seven
    • Body and Mind Therapies
      • Stress
      • Massage
      • Self-Massage
      • Aromatherapy
      • Using Essential Oils
      • Top, Middle and Base Notes
      • Herbal Remedies
      • Apple Cider Vinegar
      • Acupuncture
      • Conclusion

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.