Yuka Shigeno - Japan

Studied Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)

Yuka Shigeno.

My father, who was a doctor practiced Chinese medicine to save so many lives, passed away just after I graduated from University in 2003. This incidence drew my attention to an importance of alternative medicine which can be integrated with conventional medicine.

In 2006, my dream finally came true to study alternative medicine in Australia. I was fascinated by a naturopathic approach to illness or disease by balancing people's mind, body and spirit which is very different from the conventional medicine approach. I believe hope that is given by the alternative practitioner for recovering gives the strength to patients to overcome the illness.

I believe Australia is a country where it provides the best quality of education of alternative medicine in advanced level. We had amazing lectures with deep understanding of herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, iris analysis, physiology, pharmacology, clinical practice... etc. Each of them had strong passion for practicing alternative medicine which was very encouraging for us to trust for our future in this field.

Almost a half of my classmates had different professional experience before studying the course. They were filled with a passion to learn all the new things and willing to support one another. I met so many wonderful friends from different parts of world who share the same value in life.

After my fantastic experience studying at Endeavour I went back to Tokyo and had worked for a Nutritional therapy clinic for 2 years. Now I am doing marketing for a company that runs a herbal medicine school, spa salon and skin care product company. I believe that complementary medicine sector is growing and will grow more in Japan and if you have passion and desire you can make changes to others and your solid belief will attract the things you will need in your life.

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