Traditional and complementary medicine associate professionals

Duties and tasks

  • Examining patients and interviewing them and their families to determine their health status and the nature of physical or mental disorders or illnesses or other ailments
  • Recommending and providing care and treatment for illnesses and other ailments using traditional techniques and medicaments, such as physical manipulation and exercises, blood-letting using natural vessels, and preparations using herbs, plants, insects and animal extracts
  • Administering treatments such as acupuncture, ayurvedic, homeopathic and herbal medicine according to therapeutic care plans and procedures usually developed by a traditional medicine or other health professional
  • Providing care and treatment for physical injuries such as setting and healing fractured and dislocated bones using traditional methods of physical manipulation and herbal therapies
  • Advising individuals, families and the community on health, nutrition, hygiene, lifestyle and other issues to maintain or improve health and well-being
  • Referring patients to, and exchanging information with, other health care providers to ensure comprehensive and continuing care

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