Over the past couple of decades we have seen a new growing awareness regarding health and personal well-being. The so-called wellness boom, consequently, is creating increasing opportunities for those interested in following natural medicine careers. Consisting of an increasing attention to natural medicine, alternative therapies and holistic approaches to healing and health, the wellness boom is in the process of carving out a pretty large market category made up of an enormous range of sub-categories, such as naturopathy, acupuncture, homeopathy, massage therapy, chiropractic techniques, reflexology, and the list keeps growing.
Another positive aspect of this new natural medicine trend is the reduced health care costs deriving from an increasing focus on prevention over treatment. And since prevention generally means more natural therapy, less conventional medicine, today there is a consequent sudden need for therapists in a wide range of disciplines.
Information on natural medicine schools, training and courses can be found easily on the web, and include a wide range of online courses to suit all budgets.
Here are a few of the most reputable sites:
Chiropractic Economics has enjoyed a reputation of high quality and integrity for 53 years. The Chiropractic Economics Web site is the best in the industry — receiving the most doctor of chiropractic visits each month.
World Wide Health offers complementary and alternative health resources including a health directory of therapists and products accompanied by a library of articles written by health professionals.
Natural Healers – a top site offering programs on alternative medicine, massage therapy, chiropractic and acupuncture.
AANMC – Association of Accredited Naturopathic Colleges.
University of Natural Medicine – offers degree and diploma programs in Natural Medicine in 15 countries.
College of Naturopathic Medicine – a UK-based school offering diploma and post-grad courses in Biomedical Sciences, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, , Acupuncture, Nutrition and Homeopathy.