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Welcome to The Complementary Health Institute

An Online Learning Platform for Heath, Nutrition, Well-Being, Holistic Living, Herbal Medicine and Self Development Courses.


Welcome to CHI, an innovative online training platform for short courses about all aspects of Health, Herbs and Holistic Living.

If you want fresh knowledge about empowered living you’re in the right place. With the help of our courses you can acquire the wisdom to honour yourself and to encourage a self-governing state of joy, vitality, great health and wellbeing.

But it doesn’t stop there.


CHI’s growing resources of online courses makes learning fun and super easy. Better still, you can boost your wisdom at affordable prices.

We believe that knowledge is best served fresh and available to everyone, so that everyone has a chance to benefit from these powerful resources. And to get you started on your health journey (err… to sweeten the deal) we offer a range of free courses too.


Learning should be simple (+ fun). That’s why you can access each course from the comfort of your home. We know you’re busy, that’s why you can move through the lectures at your own pace. So take your time.

What students love the most about the CHI online study platform is that there are no tests or exams. At the completion of each course you will receive a certificate of completion from the CHI Institute.


I-accept-Bitcoin2Online learning comes with bulk benefits, such as:


  • EASE… learn in your own time and pace.
  • COMFORT… study at home.
  • CONTROL… you’re the boss, pick your study hours.
  • AFFORDABILITY… No need for timely and costly work commutes.
  • MORE FREEDOM… because you don’t require travel.
  • ADDITIONAL SKILLS… say hello to self empowerment and new possibilities.

How to enrol in a CHI course?

1. Press any of the course images to read more about that course.

2. Select a course to take, complete payment and we’ll give you immediate access to that course.

3. Proceed through the course in your own time (we give you all the time you need).

When you study with the CHI Online Institute you are taking a giant step forward into governing your own life. Take responsibility for your body, health, mind and spirit, for you and your family… and feel empowered about the life choices you make.


We aim to make these online courses educational, easy and enjoyable.


Pau-DarcoFamily – Bignoniaceae
Other Names – Lapacho, taheebo, ipe roxo.

The Incas, the Callawaya in Brazil and other tribes valued Pau’darco as a cure all. Pau D’arco is the Portuguese name for this valuable tree. It has been used in South America for many, many years.  It was thought to have originated in low-lying areas in Paraquay and Brazil.

Parts Used
The Bark, specifically the inner lining of the bark is used medicinally.

Pau d’arco is fond in the rain forests and mountains of Paraquay, Argentina and Brazil. It can also be found growing high up in the Andes. It is not normally cultivated, as sufficient inner bark is collected in the wild, throughout the year. Sourcing seed for this plant would not be easy and it would grow better in Queensland, though there is talk of the trees growing in selected parts of the USA.

Napthaquinones (lapachol), Anthraquinones, Coumarins, Flavonoids (Quercitin and xloidone), Iridoids, Carnosol

•    Antibacterial
•    Antifungal
•    Immune-stimulant
•    Anti-inflammatory
•    Cleansing
•    Tonic
•    Anti-tumour
•    Antioxidant
•    Analgesic
•    Antimicrobial

 Pau D’arco holds great promise in the treatment of cancers, leukaemia and Candida, hence it is indicated debilitating and chronic infections and infestations.
It can be applied externally and internally for the treatment of fevers, infections, colds, flu, syphilis, cancer, respiratory problems, skin ulcerations, boils, dysentery, gastrointestinal problems of all kinds, debilitating conditions such as arthritis, prostatitis and impaired circulation. Other conditions that have reportedly cured with Pau d’arco include lupus, diabetes, Hodgkin’s disease, osteomyelitis, Parkinson’s disease and psoriasis.
It has been used to relieve pain, kill germs, increase the flow of urine and even act as an antidote to poisons.
The napthaquinones in Pau’Darco have been shown by research to have significant anti-fungal activity against Candida albicans. Regular use of it also will help to maintain regularity of the bowels, again due to the napthaquinones.
Pau’Darco is known to increase oxidative phosphorylation.  
The ointment is beneficial for wounds.

Swindells P. The Harlow Car Book of Herb Gardening. David and Charles  Publishers UK, 1987
Plant, L. Growing Herbs for Fun, 2001

Whitten G. Herbal Harvest. Bloomings Books,  Vic 2nd ed 1997


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