Traditional and complementary medicine professionals

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Tasks and duties

  • Conducting physical examinations of patients and interviewing them and their families to determine their health status
  • Developing and implementing treatment plans for physical, mental and psychosocial ailments using applications such as acupuncture, ayurvedic, homeopathic and herbal medicine
  • Evaluating and documenting patients' progress through treatment plans
  • Providing health, nutrition and lifestyle advice to individuals, families and communities
  • Prescribing and preparing traditional medicines, such as herbal, plant, mineral and animal extracts, to stimulate the body's capacity for self-healing
  • Exchanging information about patients with other health care workers as needed to ensure continuing and comprehensive health care
  • Conducting research into traditional and complementary medicines and treatments and disseminating findings such as through scientific papers and reports

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    Skill level

    Highly skilled