The (la) is a naturopathic health practitioner who guide patients toward a healthier lifestyle and that is in addition to traditional medicine in the case of chronic conditions.
naturopath as a profession
Naturopathy is an alternative medicine that aims to bring the physical well-being and a better quality of life for the individual. For each patient, the naturopath offers personalized assessment taking into account dietary habits, medical history, lifestyle then he will help his patient with gentle and natural methods. The naturopath gives advice on diet, personal hygiene, stress management, contact with the elements, the quality of sleep or breathing But it does not pose diagnostic and does not offer treatment disease.
Establish the therapeutic needs of patients
To identify and establish the therapeutic needs of patients, this professional has good capacity for discernment and judgment, and an ability to communicate in order to establish a relationship of trust with patients. Prevention of the disease, it will use diet, exercise, psychology and relaxation. In case of disease, the naturopath techniques are phytotherapy, aromatherapy, non-medical massage, chiropractic, reflexology and hydrology.
Good listening skills and understanding
Good personal emotional balance, adaptability
Courses / training to become a Naturopath
To do this job, you must very familiar with the process of functioning of the human body, but also have received serious training in pathology, botanical, herbal medicine, nutrition, psychology and manual techniques. The naturopath is responsible for the quality of his work to his patients, he must follow a solid 5-year post-baccalaureate training to be an excellent naturopath: essential to the creation and retention of customers .
The naturopath may operate within a liberal framework: it can have its own office or share one with osteopath, acupuncturist, physical therapist . It may also exercise as part of a care system as in spa resorts, thalassotherapy center, with fitness center, spa The naturopath can also act undertaken as part of the helps stress management. Demand is increasingly important.
The visit to the naturopath varies between 50 and 200 € depending on the region and the reputation of the firm. An established naturopath can carry up to 8 consultations per day. In addition, the naturopath can also sell products in his cabinet.
The health professions guide
The guide lists the French landscape of the health professions. He lists, in the retail, every medical profession and paramedics as well as training and qualifications for access. It specifies all the possibilities of exercise: in the hospital or in private, in public or private community, in research or in humanitarian.