Herbal Certification Systems And Jobs In Japan

 

How To Study Herb Remedy Or Aromatherapy In Japan?

 

What Herb-Related Jobs Are There In Japan?

 

I hope this information will be helpful.

 

Current Herbal Situation In Japan” is here.

 

The topics are below:

 

🌿Herbal Certifications in Japan

 

If you want to study about herbal therapy, you should take private lessons at accredited school.

Most of students are about 30-50 age.

 

I’ll show you several popular organizations which promote certifications:

🌼JAMHA(Japan Medical Herb Association)

 

日本メディカルハーブ協会
Japan Medical Herb Association

 

JAMHA is a non-profit organization.

The number of individual members is about 10,000.

The number of corporate members is about 70.

This is the biggest medical herb-related group in Japan.

 

As for some certifications such as “Medical Herb Coordinator” or “Herb & Life Coordinator”,

you can get certified through self-study.

However, if you want to get higher-level certifications, you have to go to school

accredited by JAMHA before taking exam.

 

Each course fee is approximately $1,200-$1,500😫💦

And without the last grade, you can’t apply for higher grade certification.

(Most of other certification systems  are all the same.) 

 

I’m a licensed “Herbal Therapist” and studying for exam of “Senior Herbal Therapist”. 

 

🌼AEAJ (Aroma Environment Association of Japan)

 

(公社) 日本アロマ環境協会
AEAJは内閣府に公益認定された、アロマテラピー関連で唯一の公益法人です。アロマテラピーの普及・調査・研究などの活動を行っています。また、自然の香りある豊かな環境(アロマ環境)を未来につなぐため、自然環境の保全・創造にむけた取り組みも推進しています。

 

AEAJ is Public Interest Incorporated Association approved by Cabinet Office.

The number of individual members is about 54,400.

The number of corporate members is about 270.

This is the biggest aromatherapy-related group in Japan. 

 

Many Japanese women called witches have some of AEAJ certifications.

 

According to the regulation at AEAJ, you should dilute essential oils 100 times.

And AEAJ does NOT recommend to ingest essential oils.

These are the important differences in regulations between Japan and other countries⭐

 

 

🌼NARD JAPAN(Natural Aromatherapy Research and Development Japan)

 

NARD JAPAN ナード・アロマテラピー協会
アロマテラピーに関する情報収集と研究開発及びアロマテラピーの正しい知識の普及と啓蒙を図ることを目的とし、アロマテラピーに関する必要情報を提供していく機構です。

 

 

NARD* is established by Dominique Baudoux in Belgium.

It is source of aromatherapy, especially for medical practice.

 

*The name of NARD already changed to “The College international of Aromatherapy Dominique Baudoux”.

 

NARD JAPAN is established in 1998, to disseminate knowledge of aromatherapy in Japan. 

NARD JAPAN edited an encyclopedia of Chemotype essential oils.

 

PRANAROM and PRIMAVERA are often used for aromatherapy in Japan.

I see these essential oils a lot.

 

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🌼IFPA(International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists) 🌼IFA(International Federation of Aromatherapists)

 

The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA)
The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists is the largest aromatherapy specific professional practitioner organisation in the UK, involved in …
https://ifaroma.org/en_GB/home

 

IFPA and IFA are both international organizations in England.

These names are close because IFA was originally going to be integrated into IFPA.

 

Both are popular in Japan though I don’t know correct amount of membership.

 

In Japan, many people who have these licenses want to be therapist.

It costs more than $8,200 while 6-18 months.

 

🌿Herbal Jobs in Japan

   

 

There are several types of herbal job in Japan.

 

As for salespersons or aromatherapists, there are plenty of job openings.

 

However, if you want to be a tutor, you should be a freelance.

My teacher does pharmacist as a second job.

 

Many 40-50 age women open private school at their own home.

In this case, students will receive school address after formal application for protecting tutor’s privacy,

Or men without accompanied by woman is permitted. 

That happens a lot.

 

These school offer a variety of classes such as herbal cooking, aroma craft, botanical tour, and so on.

 

 

There is no herbal-pharmacy because medical practice is illegal in Japan.

But it’s interesting that some of herb-related professionals are medical workers.

 

🌿Famous herbalists in Japan

 

There are some famous herbalists in Japan.

 

For example, Mr. Shinichiro Hayashi is an author, teacher, pharmacist and president of Green Flask.

He is also Vice-Director of JAMHA.

 

Mr. Hayashi’s blog: https://ameblo.jp/greenflask-yashiha/

 

The title means “The Live broadcast of Integrative Medicine”.

He edited Dr.Andrew Weil’s book.

 

Regarding other famous herbalist, Ms.Kaoru Sasaki is also an author and general manager of

Tree of life which is the biggest herb shop in Japan.

 

She is a pioneer in Japanese aromatherapy✨

 

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