For years, medical treatment has been complemented by various types of natural therapy. People have always relied on the healing forces of the earth to get better. Today, natural therapy dominates a large industry, and thousands of people benefit from it every day. There are different ways you can become a practitioner of natural therapy. Some of those ways are discussed in this article.
1. Traditional Chinese medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) consists of a variety of different treatments put together. It includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, exercise therapy, massage, and cupping therapy. It is used both for the treatment and prevention of a range of diseases, all of which are thought to be caused by disruption of a person’s life energy. It is thought to be free flowing through the human body, and any disturbance in this energy flow manifests itself as a disease or illness.
To become a Chinese medicine practitioner, you are going to need training and certifications, depending on what you choose to practice. Acupuncturists generally need to be accredited. But cupping therapy and acupressure can be practised without a license. You can take various courses to learn about these therapies. To become a herbal medicine practitioner, you need to attend rigorous training from an accredited institution and abide by certain guidelines.
2. Nutritional therapy
This is a holistic therapy that involves every aspect of an individual’s life, such as their diet, health goals, diseases, and lifestyles. It can be used to stay healthy from a number of diseases, based on the lifestyle requirements for those diseases. It is commonly used for weight loss and management, diabetes management, and healthy pregnancy. It is a part of naturopathic medicine, which takes into account people’s environmental factors and personal history. Obtaining a nutritional therapist certification requires years of training and attending a special school full-time or part-time. These therapists work with individual clients or with groups to create individual treatment plans either virtually or through a treatment centre.
Aromatherapists rely on the science of how different types of smells interact with people’s bodies and minds. Then they use this knowledge to help people deal with different mental and physical illnesses or problems such as stress or migraines. They use oils and extracted aromas to treat people, and many people find inhaling certain aromas to be helpful. There are many accredited institutions that offer aromatherapy diplomas and courses. Students can go to these institutions and enrol for the courses to become practitioners. You may enrol in an online program, a day-long program, or a whole month’s course, depending on the costs. To practice, you can become part of an association of aromatherapists or start your own private practice.
Improving health and wellness side by side with modern medicine is the main goal of natural therapy. But be wary of fraudulent organizations that may offer courses such as those without the proper accreditation. Always do proper research, and read reviews or ask to see certificates before you sign up for a course.