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32209 – Other practitioners of natural healing

Practitioners of natural healing provide health care to patients using various forms of treatment including herbology, reflexology or relaxation techniques to promote, maintain and restore the holistic health of patients. They usually work in private practice, including group or team practices, or are employed by clinics, health clubs and spas.


Example titles

  • Aromatherapist
  • Ayurvedic practitioner
  • Herbalist
  • Holistic nutritionist
  • Holistic practitioner
  • Homeopath
  • Hypnotherapist
  • Naturotherapist
  • Osteopathic manual practitioner
  • Reflexologist
  • Rolfer

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
    • Assess patients and advise them on the use of herbs for the treatment of conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, skin disorders and stomach ailments
    • May cultivate herbs and manufacture and sell herbal compounds.
    Osteopathic manual practitioners
    • Assess, treat and manage musculoskeletal and other related disorders of the body's structure by moving, stretching, and massaging a patients' muscles and joints to correct biomechanical dysfunctions.
    • Assess illnesses and treat them by administering, in chemical or herbal form, a small dosage of a remedy made from natural substances or by suggesting lifestyle changes.
    • Assess clients’ physical, mental and emotional health
    • Provide advice and feedback to support clients’ wellbeing
    • Apply gentle pressure with thumb and fingers to stimulate specific reflex points or areas, usually on the clients' feet, hands, ears and/or face to relieve tension, improve circulation, and promote better health and well-being.
    Holistic nutritionists
    • Evaluate the overall health and wellness of clients and recommend nutritional and life style adjustments to address their health issues and to support health goals.
    • Assess and treat illness and injury through the use of holistic approaches such as herbal remedies, massage, as well as counselling in nutrition and exercise.

Employment requirements

  • Homeopaths usually require completion of a three-year diploma program in homeopathy.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required for homeopaths in Ontario.
  • Other occupations in this unit group usually require completion of training programs specific to their type of practice and some supervised practical training.

Additional information


Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
3 – Health occupations
2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations
Major group
32 – Technical occupations in health
Sub-major group
322 – Practitioners of natural healing
Minor group
3220 – Practitioners of natural healing
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