Practice in Alternative Medicine and Therapy.
Illnesses can be treated using alternatives to conventional medicine. Herbs, roots and spices are some other natural and alternative healing practices that have been used in the past. Getting a career in alternative medicine and therapy does not mean that one is a quack or less of a professional. Below are some careers in alternative treatment that one can take up.
Chiropractic practice is one alternative therapy that one can take up. The work of a chiropractor is to treat skeletal problems through adjustment of the spine, hips or neck. In most cases the chiropractor will use their hands to perform the adjustments but they can occasionally use a machine. An adjustment session can be done several times in a month depending on the problem to be fixed. More information about how spines can be manipulated is available at Harshman Chiropractic. To start a career as a chiropractor will not require you to have a bachelor’s degree in many states. To obtain a practicing license, you will need to have a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Once you get your license you can start your practice of look for a job.
You can also practice alternative medicine as a dietician or nutritionist. A dietician is a professional and they will require certification to practice. Nutritionists are not required to get certified to practice like the case of dieticians. However, the roles played by dieticians and nutritionists are similar. They advise patients on what to incorporate in their diets for better health. A degree is a requirement for one to be certified as a dietician. A degree is not required for one to be a nutritionist.
Another career in alternative medicine is as a massage therapist. Massage is a kind of relaxation therapy that is used to treat aching muscles. Massage therapists need an associate degree and applicable certifications to start practicing. The greatest benefit of being a massage therapist is that you get the flexibility to work from anywhere.
Acupuncture is another practice in alternative medicine. In acupuncture, small needles are used to puncture the skin. Puncturing of the skin is believed to unblock channels in the body to cure a person of an illness. You will require a science related bachelor’s degree to start a career in acupuncture. A master’s degree from an Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine accredited school will also be required.
Homeopathy is another career in alternative medicine. Using herbs and other remedies, homeopaths apply the law of similars to treat illnesses. Herbs that would harm a healthy person are administered to a patient in homeopathy. The law of similar states that if a remedy can hurt a healthy person, it can also heal a sick person.