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Becoming a Naturopath means that you’ll help treat illnesses and practice preventive medicine without the use of pharmaceutical drugs or surgery. Naturopaths treat their patients with a variety of other complementary therapies that include nutrition, herbalism and other natural remedies to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Naturopaths use a wide range of treatments on their patients which can include:
To be a naturopath in South Africa, you will typically need the following qualifications:
Entry requirements differ per institution but recommended/ generally required school subjects for National Senior Certificate include:
Naturopaths in South Africa typically study for 3-5 years. (Postgraduate and further studies available)
Once qualified, you can register to open your own practice with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA). You can also register with the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) to obtain a practice number.
You will always need to treat your patients within your specific discipline and according to the guidelines, ethics and legalities outlined by the AHPCSA and the Department of Health.