Complementary Health Therapists

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Complementary Health Therapists

Complementary Health Therapists treat patients with physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs by considering the whole person rather than focusing on specific symptoms and by using various therapies, techniques and practices.

Fun facts

  • Very Strong Future Growth
  • NA Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 37% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 72% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by complementary health therapists. A few are listed below:

  • assessing patients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness, problem or need by questioning, examining and observing
  • developing and implementing treatment plans using applications such as acupuncture, homoeopathic and herbal medicine, and dance, drama, hypnotic and music therapies
  • evaluating and documenting patients' progress through treatment plans
  • providing dietary and lifestyle advice and guidelines
  • prescribing natural medicines, such as herbal, mineral and animal extracts, to stimulate the body's capacity for self-healing

Specific occupations

  • Acupuncturist
  • Homoeopath
  • Naturopath
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
  • Complementary Health Therapist
  • Dance Therapist
  • Drama Therapist
  • Hypnotherapist
  • Music Therapist
  • Play Therapist
  • Chinese Medicine Practitioner
  • Oriental Medicine Practitioner
  • Chinese Herbalist