As I am here reflecting on this course, I am so surprised at how much I have learned! At the beginning of this course I had absolutely no idea what CAM was. After reading a little about it and after the first chapter of “The Story,” I had an idea of what CAM is but still wasn’t sure what it means. The first article that I read about CAM gave examples and so I decided to explore those examples of therapies like animal assisted therapy. After doing research on these topics I have such a better understanding of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, as well as an interest in the topic.
I really liked the structure of this course. I liked that grades were a result of your effort that you put into the course. I also liked that we had the freedom to write about anything we wanted related to CAM! To me that was the most fun part about this course! I also really enjoyed the animated storyline! I thought that was an interesting touch!
I also liked the interaction with my fellow classmates. Every time that I got feedback from my peers on my posts, I was excited as well as eager to read their comments. I enjoyed reading other people’s posts and understanding their point of views.
A lot of the topics that I learned about I plan on using in my life in the future. I already benefit from the positive effects of aromatherapy and massages. In the future I plan on trying acupuncture and tai chi. I think that these therapies will reduce my stress as well as increase happiness. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would absolutely recommend this course to any and everyone!