She holds the Diploma in Botanical Therapies. (DBTh)
During the studies Luzia learned how the human body functions
in health and in disease. Students are also taught diagnostic skills
which help to reach the correct diagnosis.
Modules included: Anatomy & Physiology, Naturopathy,
Materia Medica, Herbal Medicine Case studies & Thesis,
Clinical Training and Practice Management.
A very important part of the studies was to learn how to treat
a patient holistically. To do this a Herbalist is required to
consider all the different symptoms in a patient, this includes
any conventional treatment they are taking, they must look at
diet, lifestyle and past history, with the aim of finding the
cause of the illness.
Luzia has been a successful practicing herbalist since 2001.