Vakspecialisten op het gebied van de gezondheidszorg


ISCO 08 Code 323        Traditional and complementary medicine associate professionals

Lead Statement

Traditional and complementary medicine associate professionals prevent and treat human physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries using herbal and other therapies based on knowledge of specific cultural traditions and approaches.

Task statement

Tasks include:

  • examining and questioning patients to determine the nature of the illness or complaint and recommended course of treatment;
  • treating sickness and injuries using herbs, medicinal plants, insects, animal extracts and other traditional techniques to cure and heal by stimulating nature;
  • setting and healing fractured and dislocated bones using traditional methods of manipulation, herbal preparations and oils;
  • advising the individuals and the community on proper diet and behaviour to preserve or improve health and well-being;
  • drawing blood to the surface of the body or applying pressure to parts of the body using a variety of traditional techniques, referring patients to, and exchanging  information with, other health and community workers.


ISCO 88 Code(s) 3241, 3229 part

(NCvB; Maart 2010)