1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2394-11 Naturopath

Treats internal health problems, metabolic disorders and imbalances, through treatment of the whole person, using natural therapies.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • questions and examines patients to determine the nature of the disorder or illness
  • records patients' medical information
  • uses treatment applications such as herbal medicine, homeopathic medicine, nutritional supplements or massage therapy to relieve patients' disorders or illnesses
  • provides dietary guidelines and prescribes foods and nutritional supplements
  • may examine patients' iris to determine state of health

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