Philip H is an Acupuncturist. After school he took time out to travel. In Thailand he did a course in Thai massage - and that gave him a career idea in complementary therapy. He says "I think at some point in the future, I'll try and get maybe like a little kind of coffee bookshop with some treatment rooms upstairs".
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Job holders in this unit group carry out a variety of technical and complementary support functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 321: Health Associate Professionals.
Entrants usually possess an accredited degree or postgraduate qualification. Training can take between two to five years depending upon the chosen method of study. Courses provide a mixture of theoretical study and practical experience. Membership of professional bodies may be mandatory in some areas.
- Prescribes diet therapy and gives advice to patients, health care professionals and the public on dietetic and nutritional matters for those with special dietary requirements or to prevent illness
- Diagnoses and treats disorders of vision and eye movements, monitors subsequent progress and recommends further optical, pharmacological or surgical treatment as required
- Manipulates and massages patient to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure
- Inserts needles under the skin, administers aromatic herbs and oils and massages body to relieve pain and restore health
- Advises and prescribes in areas of complementary and alternative medicine.
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