Five Element Theory For Animal Health


5 Element theory, part of Chinese Medicine, can give you greater insight into your animals character. It helps you support well-being, and choose the best essential oils, diet and training  to suit each individual character. 16 hours CPD or step 2 in the APA1 certificate.



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5 Element Theory for Animal Well-being

This Course is for You

Any animal carer can benefit from this course, whether you are the loving parent of just one pup, or work full time with animals. 5 Element Theory helps you understand the character and needs of your animals. Understanding this ancient wisdom will enhance your intuition, and help you recognise patterns of wellness and dis-ease so you can intervene before problems develop.If you are looking for worthwhile continual professional development (CPD/CE), the course content will give any animal professional deeper insight into clients. On completion of the course you will receive a certificate showing 16 hours of study. 

You Will Learn

  • The foundational principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • What is the 5 Element theory
  • The 5 Element character types and how that helps you understand your animals
  • What each Element type needs for health and happiness
  • Using the 5 Elements to enhance diet and management
  • How to select  aromatics according to the elements

Course Format

This course has 4 lessons, divided into several topics which include written text, video presentations, practical assignments and an open book quiz, to help you integrate your learning.  Each lesson is approximately 4 hours work and upon completion of the final assignment you will receive a certificate of 16 hours CE/CPD study.

This online course allows you to study any time, any place. Access to each lesson opens as you complete the previous one, allowing you to set your own pace. Nayana is your personal mentor, available to answer your questions via email.

More Benefits


Upon completion of all the lessons and quizzes. You will receive a downloadable Certificate of Completion.

Essential oil profiles

Download all the course info and supplemental files as a PDF for easy access and offline learning.

Access to Teacher

Nayana has been teaching holistic animal wellness since 2000. She is always available to answer your questions.


Wonderfully presented and informative. Thank you very much.
Really enjoyed this course and look forward to utilising this new skill. Loved the mix of video and notes, along with the course group, all supported by Nayana. Would definitely recommend and will be back again soon.
Gina, UK
Founder at Holistic Hound and other animals
Many thanks to you, Nayana, for so generously sharing this information with us!

This course is also part of Animal PsychAromatica level 1.

Lesson 1 – The Foundations of TCM: A short introduction to the underlying principles of Chinese Medicine

Lesson 2 – 3 Topics, 1 quiz: Understand each element, what it represents, and how the phases interact with each other.

Lesson 3  – 6 topics, 1 quiz: Nayana talks you through the common indicators of each element type, with videos

Lesson 4 – 4 topics 1 quiz: What each element needs to be happy and how to tailor management, training and aromatics to each element type.

Please be aware that you must respect the laws of your country when working with animals. This course does not qualify you to treat or diagnose illness or in any way replace veterinary medicine.

All case studies submitted for the course will be added to our database and may be used in our library or on social media, unless you explicitly request to keep them private.

Students enrolled in courses may be refunded 80% of course registration price within the first 7 days of the registration date, unless the PDF documents are downloaded or any topic or lesson marked complete. There are no refunds after 7 days of course registration.