Profession complementary therapist

Complementary therapists use a range of complementary and alternative therapies to work simultaneously with the clients` body, mind, and spirit in a holistic approach. They offer practices and services for holistic wellbeing, health maintenance, health education, health promotion and prevention of illness, along with the sustainable treatment of certain illnesses, especially chronic illnesses. Their practices include but are not limited to acupuncture, aromatherapy, banotherapy, homeopathy, and herbal medicine.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Social

Knowledge

  • Human physiology

    The science of the mechanical, physical, bioelectrical and biochemical functions of humans, their organs and cells in good health.

  • Human anatomy

    The dynamic relationship of human structure and function and the muscosceletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, integumentary and nervous systems; normal and altered anatomy and physiology throughout the human lifespan.

Skills

  • Maintain work area cleanliness

    Keep the working area and equipment clean and orderly.

  • Follow-up on healthcare users' treatment

    Review and evaluate the progress of the prescribed treatment, taking further decisions with the healthcare users and their carers.

  • Develop therapeutic relationships

    Maintain the individual therapeutic relationship to engage the individual's innate healing capacities, to achieve active collaboration in the health education and healing process and to maximise the potential of healthy change.

  • Ensure safety of healthcare users

    Make sure that healthcare users are being treated professionally, effectively and safe from harm, adapting techniques and procedures according to the person's needs, abilities or the prevailing conditions.

Optional knowledge and skills

sterilization techniques oversee spa maintenance behavioural therapy sell products monitor patients' progress related to treatment neurophysiology electrical stimulation in acupuncture conduct cupping therapy types of spa study topics behavioural disorders multi-professional cooperation in health care prescribe topical therapy traditional chinese medicine observe healthcare users provide preparation for childbirth fasciatherapy promote mental health advise on healthcare users' informed consent listen actively conduct a homeopathic consultation process medical insurance claims develop personalised massage plan balneotherapy administrative tasks in a medical environment psychology sport and exercise medicine promote homeopathy prepare sophrology session apply organisational techniques reiki general medicine energy therapy apply massage oil pathology therapeutic massage health care legislation prescribe exercises play therapy chemistry safely instruct about fitness pathologies treated by acupuncture train employees special needs education deal with emergency care situations homeopathy remedies advise on mental health undertake clinical audit provide health education reflexology types of aromatherapy treatments deliver sophrology exercises biology dietetics kinetics apply aromatherapy spa products monitor stock level ensure safety of exercise environment comply with legislation related to health care provide health psychological advice work in a multicultural environment in health care communicate with customers identify customer's needs characteristics of plants archive healthcare users' records record healthcare users' progress related to treatment etiopathy undertake healthcare examination auriculotherapy consultation maintain healthcare user data confidentiality promote balance between rest and activity homeopathy manage supplies older adults' needs obtain healthcare user's medical status information massage theory record healthcare users' billing information employ foreign languages in care communicate effectively in healthcare select acupuncture points composition of diets tai chi apply business acumen communicate professionally with colleagues in other fields identify energetic meridians collect healthcare user's general data refer healthcare users biomedicine discuss the medical history of the healthcare user applied kinesiology iridology apply acupuncture health care system acupuncture methods conduct physical examinations movement techniques phytotherapy supervision of persons work in multidisciplinary health teams relaxation techniques use communication techniques comply with quality standards related to healthcare practice prepare oils give massages advise on healthy lifestyles be in touch with your body follow clinical guidelines ensure proper appointment administration educate on the prevention of illness ayurveda medicine reflect on practice complementary and alternative medicine interact with healthcare users promote inclusion use e-health and mobile health technologies shiatsu breathing techniques kinesiology work with chemicals sell services empathise with the healthcare user massage types attend to sophrology clients accept own accountability employ foreign languages for health-related research prepare exercise session apply a holistic approach in care clinical psychological treatment demonstrate professional attitude to clients marketing principles skin types give shiatsu massages apply context specific clinical competences offer advice on diet-related concerns monitor patient's health condition first aid acupressure apply deep tissue massage apply massage therapy manage healthcare users' data pharmacology osteopathy develop a collaborative therapeutic relationship promote healthy lifestyle inform clients of healthy lifestyle benefits sophrology direct movement experiences types of essential oils counsel healthcare users on medicines manage staff pedagogy vojta therapy

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