Shinning Light On Alternative Health Careers

April 16th, 2014

Naturopathic Medicine

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 A Natural Approach To Medicine

With conventional medicine seeming like a never-ending list of side effects, naturopathic medicine is becoming more popular these days. Naturopathic medicine focuses on prevention and the self-healing process through the use of natural therapies. Naturopathic doctors combine centuries-old knowledge and a philosophy that nature is the most effective healer with current medical research.

While focusing on the underlying cause of the disease, naturopathic medicine uses the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health.

Naturopathic doctors treat many common ailments including: allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, cancer and many others. Naturopathic doctors can also perform minor naturopathic medicinesurgeries, or stitching up superficial wounds. They also focus on naturally removing barriers to good health and helping create a healing environment. Many naturopathic treatments are non-invasive, gentle and has limited or no side effects. Naturopathic doctors make a conscious effort to treat the condition and not just suppress the symptoms.

Naturopathic doctors generally see themselves more as teachers that educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for their health. Naturopathic doctors also attempt to treat the whole person and not just the illness by taking into account the individual’s physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social factors.

Many naturopathic doctors have either spent four years studying at a school of naturopathy; are self-taught or are have a professional medical license, such as a chiropractor, dentist or doctor and include naturopathic methods along with their usual treatments.

Even though naturopathic medicine is generally free from radiation therapy, major surgery or drugs, many naturopathic doctors will still use x-ray or laboratory tests to diagnose illness. Once the illness is diagnosed naturopathic doctors will use nutritional medicine and fasting; herbs, minerals, and vitamins; homeopathy; Chinese medicine; acupuncture; counseling and hypnotherapy; therapeutic exercise; and some minor surgery to treat the patient’s condition.

In addition to natural treatments, naturopathic medicine uses counseling, biofeedback, stress reduction and behavioral medicine to improve the mental health and physical of their patients.

Naturopathic doctors consider prevention a key of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic doctors believe patients can prevent certain diseases by using natural healing agents and working to ward off diseases before they happen.

Naturopathic physicians work throughout the United States and Canada in clinics, private practices, hospitals and community health centers. In order to become a naturopathic physician, practitioners must undergo extensive training before they become licensed health-care providers. In order to become licensed, naturopathic medical students, must intern in clinical settings under the supervision of licensed medical doctors.

Patients who want to visit a naturopathic doctor should expect to a two hour-long initial appointment. This is so the doctor can learn about the patient’s health history, diet, drug use, stress factors and preform an examination or order diagnostic tests. All follow up appointments usually only last thirty to sixty minutes.

Any one who is interested in seeing a naturopathic doctor should check with their insurance provider because most insurance policies, including Medicare and Tricare, do not cover treatment by naturopathic doctors, Only a few states require insurance companies to cover treatment by licensed naturopathic doctors.

The ability to help others is a prized possession in our modern world. People seek healing for a host of discomforts. Physical illness, emotional pain, mental disturbances and other issues are becoming all too common. Reiki healers have a tremendous opportunity to help those around them while establishing an exciting career. There is definitely a need for diversity in the healing profession. The trick to achieving success is in how the services are marketed to gain clients. The following tips are designed to help anyone who is interested in establishing a career as a Reiki healer.

What exactly is Reiki healing?

Reiki is an ancient technique that involves laying on of hands. It uses universal life energy forces to balance the energies within our bodies. It is used for healing spiritual, physical, mental and emotional imbalances. The life energies flow from the Reiki practitioner’s hands to the parts of the recipient’s body that are affected.reiki

Become an expert

Continue your own personal development and self awareness. Learning new and innovative techniques, and ways of delivering service will show in your results. This will help you to talk about your services to others so they will understand the potential benefits for them.

Where to advertise

Alternative medicine is becoming more popular world wide. Design business cards to deliver your message with contact information and the tone you want to send out to the world. Leave cards with other professionals such as herbalists, health food stores, counselors, physical therapists, psychic healers, and traditional medical professionals. Place cards and flyers wherever you can. Initially, referral can really boost your business.

How to promote Reiki services

Getting the word out about what Reiki has to offer potential clients is important. This is where your extensive knowledge of the art will serve you well. Meet with other professionals in the helping industry and offer to accept referrals. Volunteer at community events to set up a booth or offer free seminars. You can also offer specials for a free introductory session. Helping people get their foot in your door is the first step. You can take it from there.

How to get repeat customers

First and foremost, understanding that people need to feel loved and respected. By using your empathy, you can and should connect with those you serve. Get to know them on a personal level and address their issues during treatment with appropriate and innovative therapies. Help them to leave the session with something of personal value. You may want to provide some type of incentive program at start up. Offer discounts for referring friends and family. There are many different ways to make customers feel special, and want to return. The best way to encourage repeat business is to deliver high quality and caring services to everyone you work with. Word of mouth is one of the best forms of advertisement.


Establishing a career in Reiki healing may not be easy at first. After you’re established, you will be providing a much needed service that helps people to improve their lives. So many are in need of healing from the pain that can be associated with life events. Whether physical, spiritual, emotional or mental, you can make a difference in the lives of many through a career in Reiki healing.



It seems as soon as children start high school that people are advising them to do a college degree. Now that used to be a pretty good idea to persuade high school students to gain a college degree. Parents were encouraged to make plans to fund college for is college education overatedtheir children. People went to college in order to better their job prospects, and have good career progression. However various developments have led to debates about degrees being overrated, or not. Debates that were prompted by undergraduates finding it harder to find better jobs.

Now there is little debate about the cost of going to college. Unless a student qualifies for a bursary, or a scholarship then doing a degree costs serious amounts of money. If they have wealthy parents that is not such a problem. Yet most students do not have wealthy parents. Up to twenty years, or so ago, having a college degree stood you in a good position when searching for a job. That is no longer the case.

At present with so many many people searching for jobs having degrees, having one is nothing special. Recruiting employers tend to ignore degrees, unless they are the highest grades. Undergraduate college degree have become so common that they are worth considerably less than they used to be. So in relation to job prospects, college degrees are overrated already, or if not, they soon will be. An exact measure may not be possible. Plus the current economic woes do not make anybody’s search for a job easy.

Some professions remain closed shops to new recruits, unless they have college degrees. For instance, dentistry, law, medicine, midwifery, pharmacy, and teaching are only open to entry for undergraduates. In theory at least if you aim to join any of these professions degrees are not overrated. However there is increased competition to join graduate professions. Fierce competition means that unless people have high grades their degrees will not improve their chances of a successful career. A degree in a general subject instead of a specialist, vocational subject is probably the least useful to have. To make a major impression on recruiters students are having to get a masters, or even a PHD. A PHD could take at least a combined 8 years at college to gain. That is a long time in college, and could be expensive to achieve.

In terms of personal development a college degree is an achievement. Yet it is one with declining professional rewards. Nobody can take away the knowledge gained whilst studying for a degree. The problem is so many people now have them that they are now a devalued achievement. Degrees can take a great deal of effort, and put you into debt. Perhaps people that study part-time and work part-time could find they have better prospects of gaining a career.

In terms of finding a good job then college degrees are overrated. People with general degree, or low grades struggle to land a graduate job. For them a degree is overrated. Those that gain a graduate because of their might view things differently.