Naturopathy graduates usually work as naturopaths, consulting to clients in private settings. A consultation with a client usually takes about an hour, and may include an interview to understand the client’s condition, medical history, diet and lifestyle; performing diagnostic checks like testing the client’s irises, tongue and nails; taking samples to send for pathology testings; and the development of a treatment plan in consultation with the patient. The treatment plan may include advice on lifestyle, exercise, diet, and natural therapies to take, including homeopathic treatments and herbal medicine.
In addition to consulting with clients, a naturopath may administer therapies, such as:
- Ozone therapy
- Colon hydrotherapy
In line with the discipline’s focus on client-centred care, the naturopath may also take on a coaching role with clients – supporting them to act in a key role in guiding their health and lifestyle. If you’re passionate about supporting people to succeed, studying a naturopathy course may be the best first step for your career.