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A degree in traditional Asian medicine and herbology provides the student with the skills and knowledge to perform various therapies and treatments whose traditions date back thousands of years. Traditional Asian medicine and herbology utilizes techniques, such as moxibustion, acupressure and acupuncture, and naturally occurring medicines to relive ailments and ease mind and body stress.
The use of various herbs to produce scents, teas and medicines to relive ailments has long been utilized in Asia, as well as elsewhere. In areas such as China, longstanding traditions have established themselves over centuries regarding the treatment of medical issues. Currently modern medicine and traditional medicine are converging as various ancient remedies are proving beneficial to individuals. The study of these various treatments, including the creation of various remedies is part of the curriculum of such a program.
Individuals pursuing a degree in traditional Asian medicine and herbology will typically find schools specializing in such treatments. Individuals wishing to practice these treatments may or may not require a license based on local or state laws. Individuals would do well to read their state guidelines regarding alternative medicines prior to choosing a school. Additionally, accredited schools are should be available and preferred among individuals seeking a career in this field.
There has been significant growth in alternative treatments to medical ailments, and as such, opportunities have increased for individuals wishing to pursue a career in such a field. The average income will vary by location, with more populous areas typically resulting in higher wages.
Individuals interested in traditional Asian medicine and herbology may also be interested in Acupuncture, Homeopathic Medicine, Homeopathy, or Naturopathic Medicine, Naturopathy