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3241 TRADITIONAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS
 


    Traditional medicine practitioners treat human mental and physical sickness by herbs, medicinal plants and other techniques traditionally used in the community, and believed to cure and heal by assisting or stimulating nature, and advise on methods to preserve or improve health and well-being.

    Tasks include -

    (a) treating sickness and injuries using herbs, medicinal plants, insects, and other traditional techniques used in the community believed to cure and heal by assisting or stimulating nature;

    (b) advising community and individuals on proper diet and behaviour to preserve or improve health and well-being

    (c) performing related tasks;

    (d) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Healer, drugless treatment

  • Healer, herbal

  • Healer, village

  • Naturopath


   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.