Health Care Education

Discover Natural Health Care with Island Healthworks Education Programs


Natural Health as a Career


The last censuses conducted by Canada and the U.S. show that approximately 1/3 of the population is going to require medical attention over the next 20 years.

Aging Population
Over The Next 20 Years

Aging Population

Two Reasons

1 – We’ll need more Health Care Workers, Therapist and Practitioners

2 – More and more people are seeking natural health alternatives and treatments



Courses Available Are:

  • Practical Iridology
  • Emotional & Mental Iridology
  • Sclerology
  • Herbs, Herbal Nutrition & The Body Systems
  • Lifestyle & Dietary Nutrition
  • Body Shaping Body Type
  • Facial Pressure Points & Stress Releasing
  • Viscular Manipulation & Organ Massage
  • Acutherapy

Benefits of Iridology Training For Natural Health Care Practioners

Island Healthworks feels that Iridology should be the first level of training sought by Natural Health Care Practioners. Iridology allows an especially focused look at human health through the eyes. The iris displays patterns which serve as physiological, neurological and biochemical indicators of the condition and genetic predispositions of different organs, tissues and body systems to the trained eye. Iridology skills give you an instructional map to the human body, allowing you to bypass many of the trial and error stages in selecting the right approach to specific natural health care needs.


Computer ExamBenefits of Personal Training

* You’ll Receive Personal Mentoring and Coaching.
* Hands on Practical Training.
* Only 5- 7 Students in the Class.
* Practical Use of Knowledge.
* Know and Understand Your Body


Acutherapy Training for Natural Health Care Practitioners

Island Healthworks offers the chance to add an innovative form of alternative health care practice to your professional skillset! Lesser known but effective, Acutherapy offers practitioners an approach that quickly becomes popular with clients, leading to return visits and referrals.

Based on the traditional Chinese models of acupuncture, acutherapy includes more recently developed needle-free approaches that may be especially suitable for use on sensitive individuals. Island Healthworks offers acutherapy training that teaches you the techniques for administering acutherapy, key meridians and energy points and the general theory of acutherapy. Acutherapy is based on the thermal, mechanical or electrical stimulation of key energy points throughout the body, which may correspond to specific body systems. When acutherapy works in a stressed area of the body, the neurotransmitter response to the brain is activated, which in turn helps to create a new, stress free muscle memory pattern. Course details will be posted in advance as classes are offered. Contact Island Healthworks for more information.


Introduction to the Nine Body Systems

Island Healthworks is committed to sharing a whole body perspective and approach to natural health.

We profile here the nine body systems which consist of:



Your body is an amazing organism. It consists of inter-dependent systems listed below. When all the body systems are working in harmony with one another, you will have more energy, vitality and feel more emotionally balanced. Through her experience and training Yvonne can determine which system or systems need attention and are not functioning well. Then through her knowledge of herbal remedies she can recommend a program which will guide you to optimum health.

The Digestive System


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The digestive system carries out a series of physical and chemical changes by which food is broken down in preparation for absorption from the intestinal system into the bloodstream. The digestive system includes the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine (colon). Digestive juices, called “enzymes,” cause the chemical breakdown of food. Further processing takes place in the small and large intestine. Imbalances in this system affect nutrient absorption and therefore impact all other body systems. The circulatory system is often affected by imbalances in the digestive system as unwanted toxins are absorbed and elimination is stagnated. The need for efficient digestion cannot be over-stated.

The Intestinal System


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The intestinal system is part of the digestive system and consists of the small and large intestine (colon). It is here in the small intestine that the vital nutrients which the body needs are absorbed into the blood. In the large intestine water is absorbed from the digestive waste. The waste is subsequently eliminated from the body. Peak efficiency results from good muscle tone, a healthy bacterial environment and sufficient amounts of indigestible fibre that give bulk to the stool.

Imbalances of the intestinal system affect all other systems. The result is a general decline in health caused by the build up of waste and toxins in the body. Herbalists traditionally start a program by cleansing the intestinal system before addressing other concerns, since the intestines must carry away the toxic by-products of the healing process.

The Circulatory System



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Consisting of the heart, blood, blood vessels and lymphatic vessels, the circulatory system is an incredible network of over 60,000 miles of blood vessels. With the heart at its centre, it transports lifegiving oxygen to cells while carrying away harmful by-products. Maintaining this system requires pure water, regular exercise, stress management and good nutritional support. Imbalances in the circulatory system can affect all other systems, particularly the nervous, respiratory and gastro-intestinal systems.

The Nervous System


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The nervous system consists of the central nervous system (including the brain and spinal cord), the peripheral nervous system and the sensory system, including the eyes, ears, nose and tongue. Its prime function is to communicate responses between the internal and external environments. Imbalances in this system interfere with our response to the external environment and can cause us to react negatively toward stressors. A nervous system imbalance can affect all the body systems and interfere with our overall well-being.

The Immune System


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The immune system is not an organ or group of cells; rather it is the sum of the body’s defense functions against unwanted invaders. It is made up of white blood cells and T-cells, macrophages, lymphokines and enzymes such as immune globins, superoxide dismutase and histamine.

The overall function of immune defenses is to correctly identify and eliminate metabolic waste, cell mutations and allergens. Immune processes are a part of every cell and affect all the systems of the body. A healthy immune system is essential for good health.

The Respiratory System


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The respiratory system is made up of the lungs, trachea, throat, mouth and sinuses. Its prime function is to supply oxygen to the blood. It also functions to trap and expel airborne toxins.

Imbalances of the respiratory system often affect the immune, circulatory and nervous systems.

The Urinary System


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The urinary system is made up of the kidneys, bladder, ureter and urethra. Its prime functions are to maintain proper fluid balance in the body and remove toxins from the blood to eliminate them as urine.

Imbalances in the urinary system often affect the glandular and circulatory systems, particularly the reproductive organs, adrenal glands and the major blood vessels.

The Glandular System


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The glandular system is made up of the hormone producing organs of the body, including the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenal and pancreas. The glands perform a myriad of regulatory functions, including temperature control and metabolic rate.

Imbalances in any of the components of the glandular system can impact many different body systems.

The Structural System


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The structural system is made up of bones, teeth, muscles and connective tissues (tendons, ligaments). Its prime function is to provide the body with form and frame, and to give the body the ability to move and work. Calcium, one of the most abundant minerals in the body, is used constantly to replace old bone tissue.

Imbalances in the structural system often affect the nervous, circulatory and urinary systems. The other side of this system is skin, nails and hair. Skin, the largest organ of the body, shields the body from the outside environment while also acting as a cooling system. Skin, nails and hair need to be supported nutritionally from the inside and cleansed from the outside to help rid the body of toxins and maintain good health.