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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW FIELD 0619 COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES is the study of the prevention and treatment of health problems using natural and traditional remedies.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the importance of diet, exercise and lifestyle factors which influence health and wellbeing, the use of natural substances and acupressure to heal disease, and professional responsibility in relation to individuals and the community.

Courses in Narrow Field 0619 Complementary Therapies develop skills in:
. diagnosing diseases and prescribing natural remedies
. advise clients of natural treatment options

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

061901  Naturopathy
061903  Acupuncture
061905  Traditional Chinese Medicine
061999  Complementary Therapies, n.e.c.



061901 Naturopathy

Naturopathy is the study of treating diseases using natural therapies.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. pharmocognosy
. herbal medicine
. phytotherapy
. naturopathic diagnosis


061903 Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the study of treating diseases through influencing points on meridians using fine needles.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. acupuncture therapy
. channels and points
. identification of acupuncture sites
. acupressure


061905 Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine is the study of treating diseases through traditional Chinese therapies.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. Chinese herbal medicine
. Chinese therapies
. moxibustion
. patterns of disharmony
. pharmocognosy of Chinese herbs


061999 Complementary Therapies, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Complementary Therapies not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. aromatherapy
. homeopathy
. iridology
. kinesiology

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