certified rolfing movement teacher
Chinese medicine doctor (CMD)
Chinese medicine practitioner
doctor of acupuncture
doctor of Chinese medicine
doctor of homeopathic therapeutics
doctor of homeopathy
doctor of Oriental medicine
medical Qi gong practitioner
Oriental medical practitioner
osteopath – manual therapy
osteopathic manual practitioner
osteopathic manual therapist
registered acupuncture practitioner
rolfing movement teacher
traditional Chinese medicine practitioner
Practitioners of natural healing provide health care to patients using traditional Chinese medicine techniques and other forms of treatment including acupuncture, herbology or reflexology to promote, maintain and restore the holistic health of patients. They usually work in private practice, including group or team practices, or are employed by clinics, health clubs and spas.
The following is a summary of the main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners
Diagnose the diseases, physiological disorders and injuries of patients
Treat them using raw herbs and other medicines, dietary supplements or acupuncture.
Diagnose symptoms, physiological disorders and injuries of patients
Treat them by the insertion of acupuncture needles or through stimulation techniques such as acupressure, moxibustion, cupping or electrical current.
Assess patients and advise them on the use of herbs for the treatment of conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, skin disorders and stomach ailments
May cultivate herbs and manufacture and sell herbal compounds.
Osteopathic manual therapists
Diagnose, treat and manage musculoskeletal and other related disorders of the body’s structure by moving, stretching, and massaging a patients’ muscles and joints to correct biomechanical dysfunctions.
Assess illnesses and treat them by administering, in chemical or herbal form, a small dosage of a remedy made from natural substances or by suggesting lifestyle changes.
Apply gentle finger pressure to specific spots on the clients’ feet or hands to promote relaxation and better health and well-being.
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