Careers in Holistic Medicine

By: CarolAnn Bailey-Lloyd

If you're pining for careers in holistic medicine like that of renowned Doctor Andrew Weil, it's important that you pursue the right educational path to get on the road to fulfilling your professional aspirations.

Like this natural medical doctor, there are many careers in holistic medicine that integrate a number of natural health medicines with conventional medical wisdom. For example, to become a holistic medical doctor (Holistic M.D.), candidates must have acquired appropriate training and education through a traditional medical college, in addition to supplementary training in holistic and natural preventative medicine.

Other prospective that you may wish to explore include chiropractic, acupuncture, homeopathy or naturopathy. To become a chiropractic doctor, you will need to attain licensure to practice. This, in addition to obtaining minimum education and training of 4,200 hours from an accredited chiropractic school or university.

Careers in holistic medicine like acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) also require an ample amount of education and training. In addition to meeting prerequisite training, potential acupuncturists and Oriental medicine practitioners must attain education in the history and philosophies of TCM, acupuncture and needling techniques, meridian therapy, Chinese herbal medicine, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Chinese medical language, among other subject matter.

Homeopathy and naturopathy are similar . The difference between the educational programs, however, is that naturopathy offers a more in-depth curriculum; in addition to homeopathic remedies, naturopathic doctors offer diverse natural health services including acupuncture, massage therapy, and other related modalities.

If you (or someone you know) are interested in learning more about these or other healing arts occupations, let professional training within fast-growing industries like massage therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Reiki, and others get you started! Explore near you.

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